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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,993Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$465K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
236 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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

$541K

2014

$425K

2015

$465K

2016

Number of Claims

11,005

2014

9,763

2015

8,993

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.

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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
OMEPRAZOLE 424

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

67

patients, 28% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 362

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

48

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 343

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

54

patients, 23% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 333

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

52

patients, 22% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

39

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

37

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

36

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

40

patients, 17% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

37

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

36

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

ATENOLOL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

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AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

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OXYCODONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

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POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE XL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

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BACLOFEN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 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 April 7, 2009.
  • 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.