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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,002Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$504K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
354 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

$392K

2014

$407K

2015

$504K

2016

Number of Claims

6,776

2014

5,151

2015

7,002

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.

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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.

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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
SIMVASTATIN 299

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

73

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 276

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

76

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

56

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

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ALBUTEROL SULFATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

P
DONEPEZIL HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

RENVELA 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

BACLOFEN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

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patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

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ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P
HEPARIN SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CALCIUM ACETATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

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MEMANTINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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LANTUS 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

SENSIPAR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

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. 26, 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.