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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,010Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$663K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
447 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

$629K

2014

$697K

2015

$663K

2016

Number of Claims

7,060

2014

7,854

2015

7,010

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.

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 455

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

120

patients, 27% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 310

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

86

patients, 19% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

77

patients, 17% of all patients

A
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VYTORIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% 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 July 7, 2008.
  • 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.