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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,336Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$914K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
938 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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

$914K

2014

$843K

2015

$914K

2016

Number of Claims

15,541

2014

15,580

2015

17,336

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.

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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
LISINOPRIL 817

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

783

prescriptions.

187

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 764

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

734

prescriptions.

172

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 740

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

699

prescriptions.

174

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 718

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

688

prescriptions.

160

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 621

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

141

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 546

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

148

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

110

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

O
FLUOXETINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

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AMOXICILLIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

A
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

A
TEMAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ELIQUIS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 Sept. 27, 2010.
  • 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.