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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,325Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$525K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
476 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

$706K

2014

$652K

2015

$525K

2016

Number of Claims

14,918

2014

14,114

2015

12,325

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 773

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

711

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 734

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

714

prescriptions.

88

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 644

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

94

patients, 20% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 488

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

87

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 434

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 402

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 310

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P
TAMSULOSIN HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O
RANITIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% 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 Sept. 15, 2016.
  • 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.