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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,025Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$446K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
510 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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

$247K

2014

$403K

2015

$446K

2016

Number of Claims

7,455

2014

9,103

2015

9,025

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 509

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

177

patients, 35% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 508

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

180

patients, 35% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 494

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

158

patients, 31% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 411

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

144

patients, 28% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

108

patients, 21% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

121

patients, 24% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

87

patients, 17% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

82

patients, 16% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

91

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

91

patients, 18% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

85

patients, 17% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

ATENOLOL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

NOVOLIN 70-30 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

A
HYDRALAZINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LATANOPROST 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% 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 March 17, 2018.
  • 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.