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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,859Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$684K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
332 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

$936K

2014

$942K

2015

$684K

2016

Number of Claims

16,866

2014

15,372

2015

12,859

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
FUROSEMIDE 758

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

753

prescriptions.

73

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 491

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

85

patients, 26% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 489

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

62

patients, 19% of all patients

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TRAZODONE HCL 436

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

71

patients, 21% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 371

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

62

patients, 19% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

57

patients, 17% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

54

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

75

patients, 23% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

54

patients, 16% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

52

patients, 16% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

57

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

64

patients, 19% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

FENTANYL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

O
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

P
LANTUS 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

<11 P
RISPERIDONE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

P
TAMSULOSIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

DIGOXIN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

NYSTATIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
OLANZAPINE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P
LAMOTRIGINE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
MORPHINE SULFATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 O
BUDESONIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
CARBAMAZEPINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

A
METHADONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% 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 Jan. 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.