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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,085Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$481K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
432 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% 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

$556K

2014

$576K

2015

$481K

2016

Number of Claims

11,108

2014

10,968

2015

10,085

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.

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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 398

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

79

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

68

patients, 16% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

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SERTRALINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

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ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

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METFORMIN HCL ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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WARFARIN SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
CEFDINIR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

A
CARVEDILOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

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PREDNISONE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 April 16, 2018.
  • 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.