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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,933Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
479 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$1.02M

2014

$975K

2015

$1M

2016

Number of Claims

15,837

2014

14,379

2015

15,933

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.

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 1,049

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

812

prescriptions.

154

patients, 32% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 625

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

95

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 498

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

84

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 470

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 444

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

97

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 435

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 415

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

P
TAMSULOSIN HCL 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

P
WARFARIN SODIUM 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

JANTOVEN 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

P
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P
CLOPIDOGREL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRIVA 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMIFLU 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

RISPERDAL CONSTA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 P
DONEPEZIL HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

VOLTAREN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

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 Nov. 30, 2012.
  • 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.