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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,120Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
474 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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

$748K

2014

$1.1M

2015

$1.25M

2016

Number of Claims

10,735

2014

14,245

2015

14,120

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 975

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

880

prescriptions.

178

patients, 38% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 742

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

619

prescriptions.

135

patients, 28% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 630

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

128

patients, 27% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 579

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

111

patients, 23% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 451

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

78

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 365

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

ATENOLOL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUMET 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

ZETIA 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

TRADJENTA 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUMET XR 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

VESICARE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

REPAGLINIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LINZESS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
DICYCLOMINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

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 Sept. 27, 2017.
  • 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.