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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,023Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$627K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
486 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

$475K

2014

$598K

2015

$627K

2016

Number of Claims

9,340

2014

11,199

2015

12,023

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 551

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

97

patients, 20% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 546

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

110

patients, 23% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 494

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

102

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 451

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

91

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 350

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

A
TRADJENTA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

A
SPIRIVA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

A
FLUCONAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% 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 June 1, 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.