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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,970Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
466 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$779K

2014

$890K

2015

$1.14M

2016

Number of Claims

17,085

2014

17,541

2015

19,970

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,044

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

945

prescriptions.

123

patients, 26% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 722

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

105

patients, 23% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 638

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 546

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 513

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 421

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

76

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

81

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

78

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

79

patients, 17% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

FENTANYL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LATUDA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P
LORAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

A
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

SYMBICORT 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

A
NYSTATIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

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PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VESICARE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P
NAPROXEN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

SANTYL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

LATANOPROST 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

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LEVOFLOXACIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CEPHALEXIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

A
ARIPIPRAZOLE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

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LACTULOSE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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PRIMIDONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CEFPODOXIME PROXETIL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

A
DIGOXIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
RENVELA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SENSIPAR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITIZA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
NUEDEXTA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTOP 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.