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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,444Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$585K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
290 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$771K

2014

$604K

2015

$585K

2016

Number of Claims

13,808

2014

11,751

2015

13,444

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,015

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

836

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 683

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

651

prescriptions.

65

patients, 22% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 652

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

101

patients, 35% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 402

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

45

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

53

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

50

patients, 17% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

P
DONEPEZIL HCL 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

43

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

P
CLOPIDOGREL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

P
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

46

patients, 16% of all patients

A
NUEDEXTA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

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CLOZAPINE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
RENVELA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
VALPROIC ACID* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

A
XARELTO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
HEPARIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

A
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

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 Nov. 7, 2013.
  • 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.