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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,983Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
634 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

$1.2M

2014

$1.18M

2015

$1.33M

2016

Number of Claims

16,593

2014

17,381

2015

17,983

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 846

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

808

prescriptions.

166

patients, 26% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 647

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

609

prescriptions.

157

patients, 25% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 512

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

103

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 479

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 453

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 421

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

JANTOVEN 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

A
RISPERIDONE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P
NAMENDA XR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O
SPIRIVA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P
VALSARTAN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LACTULOSE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

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PROAIR HFA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

A
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
IRBESARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
VOLTAREN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

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 Aug. 6, 2010.
  • 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.