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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,453Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.96M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,004 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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

$1.26M

2014

$1.46M

2015

$1.96M

2016

Number of Claims

17,967

2014

23,578

2015

29,453

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,161

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

872

prescriptions.

175

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,010

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

864

prescriptions.

176

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 996

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

716

prescriptions.

186

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 981

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

680

prescriptions.

203

patients, 20% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 861

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

649

prescriptions.

188

patients, 19% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 731

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

173

patients, 17% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 688

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

134

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 632

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

123

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 518

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 517

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 512

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 485

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 462

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 437

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 424

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 421

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 418

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 375

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

LYRICA 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

VESICARE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

P
ALLOPURINOL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ROPINIROLE HCL 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

INVOKANA 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

TELMISARTAN 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O
NEXIUM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTATIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BENICAR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

A
AZITHROMYCIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

A
BACLOFEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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TRADJENTA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

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AZELASTINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

A
FENOFIBRATE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

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BUSPIRONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VICTOZA 2-PAK 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

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 May 5, 2016.
  • 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.