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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,999Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$802K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,314 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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

$632K

2014

$637K

2015

$802K

2016

Number of Claims

11,913

2014

13,122

2015

15,999

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,047

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,006

prescriptions.

300

patients, 23% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 814

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

766

prescriptions.

221

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 568

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

166

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 548

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

163

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 474

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

126

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

95

patients, 7% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 402

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

120

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 393

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

113

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

113

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

109

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

86

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

83

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

79

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

80

patients, 6% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O
FINASTERIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

FLOVENT HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% 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 April 13, 2016.
  • 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.