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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,919Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$505K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
486 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

56% 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

$737K

2014

$702K

2015

$505K

2016

Number of Claims

13,591

2014

12,842

2015

9,919

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.

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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.

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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
FUROSEMIDE 519

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

76

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 396

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

95

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 365

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 286

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

A
CITALOPRAM HBR 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

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MELOXICAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

A
DONEPEZIL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

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ATENOLOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O
SYMBICORT 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

A
RISPERIDONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

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LANTUS 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

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LACTULOSE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

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LEVETIRACETAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

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. 20, 2013.
  • 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.