Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

19,402Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
643 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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

$822K

2014

$983K

2015

$1.09M

2016

Number of Claims

15,444

2014

17,568

2015

19,402

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


O

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.

10

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
NAMENDA XR 1,017

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,012

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 911

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

842

prescriptions.

126

patients, 20% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 795

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

659

prescriptions.

141

patients, 22% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 689

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

598

prescriptions.

102

patients, 16% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 667

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

631

prescriptions.

108

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 663

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

619

prescriptions.

116

patients, 18% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 654

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 425

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

P
ACETAZOLAMIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

O
DIGOXIN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P
EXELON 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

VOLTAREN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O
VALSARTAN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

A
FLUOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

A
NUEDEXTA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON SPRINKLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LATANOPROST 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected].

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 28, 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.