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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,910Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
606 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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

$638K

2014

$1.04M

2015

$1.02M

2016

Number of Claims

9,646

2014

14,441

2015

14,910

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.

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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
MIRTAZAPINE 766

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

691

prescriptions.

154

patients, 25% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 474

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

101

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 453

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

115

patients, 19% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 404

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

142

patients, 23% of all patients

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DONEPEZIL HCL 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

104

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

113

patients, 19% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

MELOXICAM 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

O
EXELON 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

FENTANYL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

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SUCRALFATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

P
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VIMPAT 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

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ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

A
NYSTATIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ROPINIROLE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

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OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

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FAMOTIDINE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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ONDANSETRON HCL* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

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POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

A
FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% 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 March 4, 2014.
  • 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.