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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,810Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.5M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
668 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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

$1.23M

2014

$1.37M

2015

$1.5M

2016

Number of Claims

18,964

2014

20,313

2015

20,810

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 911

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

894

prescriptions.

122

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 902

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

874

prescriptions.

150

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 668

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

663

prescriptions.

113

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 503

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 479

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 475

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 463

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

P
VALSARTAN 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

LATANOPROST 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

SILVER SULFADIAZINE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P
METOLAZONE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

A
GABAPENTIN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
RAMIPRIL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
TIMOLOL MALEATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

INVOKANA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

BUTRANS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O
LEVOFLOXACIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

A
NAMZARIC 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

A
RAPAFLO 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
MUPIROCIN* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

SANTYL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.