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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,532Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$848K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
472 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

$328K

2014

$697K

2015

$848K

2016

Number of Claims

9,362

2014

13,627

2015

15,532

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.

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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
WARFARIN SODIUM 860

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

804

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 688

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

95

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 596

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

121

patients, 26% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 524

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

86

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 458

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

86

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

LANTUS 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

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OXYCODONE HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

FENTANYL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

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DONEPEZIL HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

NYSTATIN 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

P
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

BACLOFEN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

NYSTOP 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

O
NOVOLOG 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

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FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
HYDRALAZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 O
CRESTOR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
PERMETHRIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
RALOXIFENE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

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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 July 30, 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.