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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,965Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$536K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
852 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

$523K

2014

$587K

2015

$536K

2016

Number of Claims

11,411

2014

12,689

2015

11,965

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. 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
LISINOPRIL 843

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

806

prescriptions.

250

patients, 29% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 610

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

127

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 566

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

151

patients, 18% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 558

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

189

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 414

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

124

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

119

patients, 14% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 366

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

119

patients, 14% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

109

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

114

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

A
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

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 »

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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 April 18, 2018.
  • 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.