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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,430Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$560K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
563 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$700K

2014

$721K

2015

$560K

2016

Number of Claims

19,426

2014

19,236

2015

15,430

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.

A

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.

P

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 722

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

722

prescriptions.

112

patients, 20% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 712

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

707

prescriptions.

121

patients, 21% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 628

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

623

prescriptions.

96

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 573

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

105

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 557

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

113

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 551

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

105

patients, 19% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 481

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 450

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 430

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

95

patients, 17% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 428

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

94

patients, 17% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

O
NAMENDA XR 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P
CITALOPRAM HBR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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 13, 2017.
  • 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.