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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,555Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$437K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
392 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

83% 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

$208K

2014

$278K

2015

$437K

2016

Number of Claims

6,221

2014

7,955

2015

10,555

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.

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 626

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

80

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 515

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

66

patients, 17% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

61

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 285

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

81

patients, 21% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

66

patients, 17% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

O
MIRTAZAPINE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

BACLOFEN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

O
RISPERIDONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P
FINASTERIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O
BREO ELLIPTA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

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 Oct. 1, 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.