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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,404Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
266 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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

$827K

2014

$1.04M

2015

$1.15M

2016

Number of Claims

13,982

2014

15,202

2015

15,404

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.

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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 601

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

62

patients, 23% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 487

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

62

patients, 23% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 414

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

47

patients, 18% of all patients

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MIRTAZAPINE 398

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

59

patients, 22% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

60

patients, 23% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

62

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

54

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

47

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

40

patients, 15% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

36

patients, 14% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

JANUVIA 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

P
CLOPIDOGREL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

P
LEVETIRACETAM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

37

patients, 14% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

P
METFORMIN HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

BACLOFEN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

LACTULOSE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

TRADJENTA 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LANTUS 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 O
NAMZARIC 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 O
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
OXCARBAZEPINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
TRANSDERM-SCOP 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

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 Feb. 10, 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.