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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,623Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$784K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
543 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$908K

2014

$907K

2015

$784K

2016

Number of Claims

13,435

2014

12,636

2015

12,623

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.

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
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,184

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,140

prescriptions.

189

patients, 35% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 866

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

823

prescriptions.

146

patients, 27% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 492

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 475

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 365

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 342

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

P
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
FLUOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
EXELON 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTOP 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

GALANTAMINE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% 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 Oct. 5, 2017.
  • 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.