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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,447Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$545K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
343 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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

$315K

2014

$384K

2015

$545K

2016

Number of Claims

6,206

2014

7,189

2015

8,447

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 396

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

85

patients, 25% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 325

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

70

patients, 20% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

55

patients, 16% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

64

patients, 19% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

JANTOVEN 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

BACLOFEN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

O
LYRICA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 P
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% 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 March 8, 2013.
  • 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.