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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,364Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$405K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
273 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
3% 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

$552K

2014

$472K

2015

$405K

2016

Number of Claims

10,633

2014

9,408

2015

9,364

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.

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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.

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 558

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

80

patients, 29% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

62

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

47

patients, 17% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

41

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 293

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

45

patients, 16% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

39

patients, 14% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

37

patients, 14% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

P
FUROSEMIDE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

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CITALOPRAM HBR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

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SIMVASTATIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

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CELECOXIB 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

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MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

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CRESTOR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

A
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 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 July 11, 2007.
  • 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.