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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,702Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$728K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
571 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

$619K

2014

$763K

2015

$728K

2016

Number of Claims

12,470

2014

14,979

2015

13,702

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.

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 596

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

96

patients, 17% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 489

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 450

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 363

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

O
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

P
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

LYRICA 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

A
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 P
OXYCONTIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

A
PAROXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
TOPIRAMATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

A
RENVELA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

A
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% 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 March 20, 2012.
  • 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.