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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,048Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
592 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

$946K

2014

$985K

2015

$1M

2016

Number of Claims

16,941

2014

16,864

2015

16,048

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 628

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

100

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 546

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 536

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

111

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 474

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 421

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

P
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

NYSTATIN 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

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FAMOTIDINE* 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SANTYL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

BUDESONIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

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ZETIA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

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VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

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ALBUTEROL SULFATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

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ENULOSE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CITALOPRAM HBR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRANSDERM-SCOP 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

CELECOXIB 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 June 2, 2011.
  • 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.