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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,221Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.44M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
603 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

$1.32M

2014

$1.56M

2015

$1.44M

2016

Number of Claims

28,375

2014

28,580

2015

29,221

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,696

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,483

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 1,690

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,582

prescriptions.

151

patients, 25% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 869

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

823

prescriptions.

145

patients, 24% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 858

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

748

prescriptions.

134

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 857

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

795

prescriptions.

103

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 812

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

749

prescriptions.

119

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 704

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 680

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

98

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 624

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 591

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 590

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 542

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 480

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 478

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 437

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 390

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

P
LEVETIRACETAM 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

P
ATENOLOL 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

P
ELIQUIS 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRIVA 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

LATANOPROST 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11
CLOZAPINE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 P
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SILVER SULFADIAZINE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

NYSTOP 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

HUMALOG 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

VANCOMYCIN HCL* 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 A
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
LIDOCAINE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

A
BUPROPION HCL SR 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
JANTOVEN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
ONDANSETRON HCL* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LIDOCAINE HCL* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

VALPROIC ACID* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AZILECT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
LOXAPINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 P
NYSTATIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
METHOTREXATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
TIMOLOL MALEATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
GENERLAC 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O
BUPROPION HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P
PRADAXA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
NYAMYC 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
SUCRALFATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.