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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,378Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$329K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
333 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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

$399K

2014

$354K

2015

$329K

2016

Number of Claims

8,122

2014

7,212

2015

6,378

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 317

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 289

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

53

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 276

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

56

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 236

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 174

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LATANOPROST 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% 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 10, 2008.
  • 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.