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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,943Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$324K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
204 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

$460K

2014

$314K

2015

$324K

2016

Number of Claims

7,606

2014

6,060

2015

5,943

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. 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 267

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

40

patients, 20% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 230

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 13% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 221

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

38

patients, 19% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 209

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 12% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

28

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

42

patients, 21% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 181

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

33

patients, 16% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 15% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 P
NEXIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

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 Sept. 9, 2016.
  • 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.