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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,020Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$896K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
393 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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

$1.11M

2014

$1.05M

2015

$896K

2016

Number of Claims

24,544

2014

21,765

2015

19,020

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.

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 1,627

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,522

prescriptions.

144

patients, 37% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 791

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

772

prescriptions.

109

patients, 28% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 580

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

97

patients, 25% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 530

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

85

patients, 22% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 499

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 476

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

72

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 473

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

77

patients, 20% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

PREDNISONE 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

62

patients, 16% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

80

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

P
HYDRALAZINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

A
XARELTO 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

A
LATANOPROST 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CEFTRIAXONE* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

A
ELIQUIS 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

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GENERLAC 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

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METOLAZONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

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LIDOCAINE HCL* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

A
RISPERIDONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P
NUEDEXTA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

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BUDESONIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

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HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

O
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
RESTASIS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
TRIMETHOPRIM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 A
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

TRANSDERM-SCOP 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

A
KLOR-CON M20 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

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 Jan. 31, 2013.
  • 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.