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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,137Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$594K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
464 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

3% 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

$503K

2014

$583K

2015

$594K

2016

Number of Claims

14,988

2014

15,295

2015

15,137

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
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 738

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

108

patients, 23% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 687

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

92

patients, 20% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 673

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

118

patients, 25% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 645

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

113

patients, 24% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 477

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

102

patients, 22% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 451

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

79

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 428

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

103

patients, 22% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 427

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

SYNTHROID 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

SULINDAC 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

ATENOLOL 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

100

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

PENTOXIFYLLINE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

NAPROXEN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

SURE COMFORT* 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

NABUMETONE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O
HUMULIN 70-30 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ONGLYZA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

SURE COMFORT* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

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LATANOPROST 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

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 Sept. 26, 2012.
  • 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.