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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,851Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$559K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
466 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

$432K

2014

$544K

2015

$559K

2016

Number of Claims

10,913

2014

13,537

2015

13,851

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
LISINOPRIL 719

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

680

prescriptions.

140

patients, 30% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 634

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

598

prescriptions.

131

patients, 28% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 616

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

107

patients, 23% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 555

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

105

patients, 23% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 540

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

100

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 513

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

96

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 504

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

105

patients, 23% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

73

patients, 16% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

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TRAMADOL HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

P
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

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LATANOPROST 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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HYDRALAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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. 12, 2014.
  • 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.