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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,455Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$476K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
457 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

$552K

2014

$536K

2015

$476K

2016

Number of Claims

7,397

2014

7,511

2015

6,455

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
SIMVASTATIN 306

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

79

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 272

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

74

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 251

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 236

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

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ENALAPRIL MALEATE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

O
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

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ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% 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 Jan. 4, 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.