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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,312Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$817K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
591 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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

$1.06M

2014

$858K

2015

$817K

2016

Number of Claims

20,122

2014

17,168

2015

18,312

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
FUROSEMIDE 891

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

819

prescriptions.

103

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 805

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

782

prescriptions.

97

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 715

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

626

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 641

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 546

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 536

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 524

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 455

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 417

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

P
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

JANTOVEN 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

P
TAMSULOSIN HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

NYSTOP 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMIFLU 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

156

patients, 26% of all patients

BACLOFEN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M10 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 P
NAMENDA XR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

A
MINOCYCLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 A
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.