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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,644Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
622 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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

$1.52M

2014

$1.48M

2015

$1.52M

2016

Number of Claims

22,779

2014

20,627

2015

19,644

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 714

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

128

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 712

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

128

patients, 21% of all patients

ENDOCET 600

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

O 10
ALPRAZOLAM 585

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 549

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

107

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 539

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

128

patients, 21% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

O
PROAIR HFA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P
AZITHROMYCIN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

A
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
VALSARTAN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE XL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

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 Sept. 25, 2012.
  • 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.