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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,376Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$549K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
264 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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

$546K

2014

$481K

2015

$549K

2016

Number of Claims

9,950

2014

10,345

2015

10,376

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
LISINOPRIL 396

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

64

patients, 24% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 379

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

56

patients, 21% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 358

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

51

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

56

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

47

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

50

patients, 19% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

49

patients, 19% of all patients

LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

40

patients, 15% of all patients

JANTOVEN 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

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TRAMADOL HCL 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

51

patients, 19% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

41

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

40

patients, 15% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

P
GLIPIZIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

LACTULOSE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

NYSTATIN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

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OXYCODONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

O
RISPERIDONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

P
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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ALPRAZOLAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 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 Sept. 22, 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.