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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,796Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$876K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
595 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% 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

$792K

2014

$880K

2015

$876K

2016

Number of Claims

15,211

2014

17,279

2015

15,796

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 659

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

647

prescriptions.

123

patients, 21% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 557

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

135

patients, 23% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 548

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

124

patients, 21% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 509

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

118

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 489

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

123

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 421

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

96

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

XARELTO 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

O
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

P
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

O
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMZARIC 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TIMOLOL MALEATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

A
DILTIAZEM HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
ALLOPURINOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LATANOPROST 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
RIVASTIGMINE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
ASPIRIN-DIPYRIDAMOLE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ONDANSETRON HCL* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRANSDERM-SCOP 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
MYRBETRIQ 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% 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 Dec. 21, 2015.
  • 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.