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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,231Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
822 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

$1.22M

2014

$1.45M

2015

$1.42M

2016

Number of Claims

21,409

2014

24,662

2015

22,231

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,059

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,016

prescriptions.

139

patients, 17% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 737

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

713

prescriptions.

115

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 715

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

149

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 706

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

127

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 699

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

661

prescriptions.

116

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 617

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 553

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 463

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

P
NAMENDA XR 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

XARELTO 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

P
OMEPRAZOLE 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

A
NOVOLOG 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

LATANOPROST 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

A
RIVASTIGMINE* 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LEVETIRACETAM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTATIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

A
FINASTERIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ARIPIPRAZOLE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 P
KLOR-CON M20 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LINZESS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

A
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LUMIGAN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

A
KLOR-CON SPRINKLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

EXELON 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
DEXILANT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
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 June 18, 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.