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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,213Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$563K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
406 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

$743K

2014

$723K

2015

$563K

2016

Number of Claims

15,043

2014

14,012

2015

12,213

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 546

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

106

patients, 26% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 471

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

86

patients, 21% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 413

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

68

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

93

patients, 23% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 363

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

71

patients, 17% of all patients

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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

80

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

67

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

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METFORMIN HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
HUMULIN 70-30 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMULIN 70/30 KWIKPEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 O
FLUOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON 10 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

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VENTOLIN HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P
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 June 21, 2011.
  • 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.