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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,830Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$168K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
147 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

$276K

2014

$151K

2015

$168K

2016

Number of Claims

4,019

2014

3,083

2015

3,830

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.

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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 169

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

28

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 160

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

22

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 148

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 144

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 107

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 102

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 12% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

P
CLONAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 10% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 9% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS 68

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 66

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 62

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
JANTOVEN 60

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
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. 20, 2011.
  • 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.