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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,463Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$279K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
189 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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

$173K

2014

$239K

2015

$279K

2016

Number of Claims

3,741

2014

4,458

2015

4,463

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 219

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

46

patients, 24% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 208

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

36

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 170

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

44

patients, 23% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 162

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

34

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 137

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

32

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 114

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 12% of all patients

JANUVIA 112

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

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METOPROLOL TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

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SERTRALINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

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 Feb. 10, 2012.
  • 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.