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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,576Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$431K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
431 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% 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

$381K

2014

$523K

2015

$431K

2016

Number of Claims

8,250

2014

9,763

2015

10,576

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. 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.

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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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 563

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

97

patients, 23% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 432

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

85

patients, 20% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 388

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

73

patients, 17% of all patients

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LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 376

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

68

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

MELOXICAM 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

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CARVEDILOL 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRIVA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

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GLIPIZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

A
DIAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

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DULOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

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 Nov. 8, 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.