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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,341Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$653K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
476 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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

$722K

2014

$644K

2015

$653K

2016

Number of Claims

11,551

2014

10,360

2015

10,341

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.

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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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 504

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

83

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 476

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

99

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 382

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

84

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
GABAPENTIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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 Dec. 14, 2009.
  • 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.