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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,645Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$347K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
194 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

$60.3K

2014

$281K

2015

$347K

2016

Number of Claims

1,574

2014

5,295

2015

7,645

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.

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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
FUROSEMIDE 335

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

31

patients, 16% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 271

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

39

patients, 20% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

26

patients, 13% of all patients

P
OMEPRAZOLE 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

41

patients, 21% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

35

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

29

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

49

patients, 25% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

P
LORAZEPAM 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

35

patients, 18% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 16% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

P
ROZEREM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

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BACLOFEN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

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TRAZODONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

PREDNISONE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

31

patients, 16% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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NYSTOP 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 14% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

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CITALOPRAM HBR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
LAMOTRIGINE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
OLANZAPINE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 P
DONEPEZIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

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LEVETIRACETAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
METHADONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 O
LANTUS 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 50

prescriptions, 1% 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 Aug. 5, 2014.
  • 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.