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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,056Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
622 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% 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

$780K

2014

$1.51M

2015

$1.52M

2016

Number of Claims

14,428

2014

26,726

2015

35,056

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,323

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,275

prescriptions.

102

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,306

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,255

prescriptions.

104

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 1,268

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,150

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,072

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

860

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,028

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

985

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,002

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

903

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 976

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

892

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 694

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

689

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 694

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 689

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 641

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 633

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 617

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 599

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 592

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 533

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 514

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 498

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 427

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 423

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 419

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 410

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

P
JANUVIA 396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

<11 P
NAMENDA XR 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

O
VENLAFAXINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

<11 P
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

A
AMIODARONE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
ASPIRIN-DIPYRIDAMOLE ER 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

<11 10
GLIPIZIDE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

<11
TERAZOSIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11
DICYCLOMINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ENTACAPONE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

<11
CEFUROXIME 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

A
LYRICA 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
RANEXA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

TRADJENTA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DALIRESP 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

A
HYDRALAZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
LIDOCAINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
SOTALOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
TROSPIUM CHLORIDE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 P
AMANTADINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
BRILINTA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

A
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
WELCHOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
PERPHENAZINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 P
MIDODRINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
BUDESONIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
METHIMAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

A
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 Sept. 18, 2008.
  • 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.