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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,143Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$733K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
500 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

$713K

2014

$708K

2015

$733K

2016

Number of Claims

17,013

2014

16,360

2015

16,143

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.

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 757

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

643

prescriptions.

157

patients, 31% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 752

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

134

patients, 27% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 729

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

685

prescriptions.

115

patients, 23% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 706

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

134

patients, 27% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 620

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

111

patients, 22% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 526

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

82

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 482

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

93

patients, 19% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 449

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

137

patients, 27% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

89

patients, 18% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

O
AZITHROMYCIN 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

106

patients, 21% of all patients

A
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

O
GLIMEPIRIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

PROBENECID-COLCHICINE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

10
MELOXICAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

INDAPAMIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CEFPROZIL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR HCT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
MOMETASONE FUROATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

NABUMETONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
MUPIROCIN* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% 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 Nov. 6, 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.