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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,226Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
415 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$954K

2014

$1.02M

2015

$1.03M

2016

Number of Claims

18,881

2014

19,988

2015

20,226

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

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An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

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An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 740

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

676

prescriptions.

99

patients, 24% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 722

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

661

prescriptions.

106

patients, 26% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 581

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

95

patients, 23% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 501

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

72

patients, 17% of all patients

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SIMVASTATIN 481

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

86

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

68

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

68

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

71

patients, 17% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

P
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

P
PAROXETINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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TRAMADOL HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

O
MEMANTINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMZARIC 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLIN R 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVEMIR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

A
HYDRALAZINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

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OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

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TRADJENTA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

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FENOFIBRATE* 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

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PREDNISONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMULIN R 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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CLONAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

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LEVOFLOXACIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

A
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

INVOKANA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

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ATENOLOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

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BUPROPION HCL SR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

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BENAZEPRIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
CALCITRIOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLIN 70-30 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

A
OLANZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 P
VICTOZA 2-PAK 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on March 15, 2016.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.