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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,472Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.45M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
897 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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

$1.18M

2014

$1.2M

2015

$1.45M

2016

Number of Claims

25,759

2014

25,957

2015

28,472

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.

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,611

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,431

prescriptions.

316

patients, 35% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,289

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,204

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,097

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,035

prescriptions.

161

patients, 18% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 974

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

905

prescriptions.

142

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 735

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

692

prescriptions.

153

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 733

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

707

prescriptions.

145

patients, 16% of all patients

FENTANYL 731

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

707

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 720

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

694

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 685

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 670

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

111

patients, 12% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 634

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 605

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 601

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 555

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 550

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 516

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 502

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 407

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

O
MIRTAZAPINE 407

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

NYSTATIN 353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

107

patients, 12% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

P
CLOPIDOGREL 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

O
RANITIDINE HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

P
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

O
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLIN N 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P
VOLTAREN 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ATENOLOL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O
BACLOFEN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LATUDA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
TORSEMIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

A
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTOP 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLOG 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 P
XARELTO 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

MINOCYCLINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

A
OXYCONTIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 O
FLUOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 P
LEVETIRACETAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TIMOLOL MALEATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
SENSIPAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

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 Oct. 23, 2015.
  • 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.