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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,860Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$378K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
807 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

$24.1K

2014

$86.1K

2015

$378K

2016

Number of Claims

777

2014

2,272

2015

8,860

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.

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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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 861

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

814

prescriptions.

188

patients, 23% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 437

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

137

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 357

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

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PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

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LORAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

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 Feb. 3, 2015.
  • 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.