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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,935Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$496K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
379 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

$338K

2014

$460K

2015

$496K

2016

Number of Claims

4,971

2014

5,944

2015

6,935

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.

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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 312

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

92

patients, 24% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

71

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

59

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

63

patients, 17% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

72

patients, 19% of all patients

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

A
TIZANIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% 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 Dec. 15, 2009.
  • 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.