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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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55,265Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.51M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
985 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

$2.66M

2014

$2.78M

2015

$2.51M

2016

Number of Claims

57,965

2014

53,635

2015

55,265

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 3,739

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

3,292

prescriptions.

121

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 3,219

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

2,992

prescriptions.

282

patients, 29% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 2,233

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

2,018

prescriptions.

319

patients, 32% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,969

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,813

prescriptions.

203

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,196

prescriptions.

187

patients, 19% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 1,346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,272

prescriptions.

189

patients, 19% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,081

prescriptions.

174

patients, 18% of all patients

JANTOVEN 1,191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

981

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,075

prescriptions.

136

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 1,128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

856

prescriptions.

159

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 1,091

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

961

prescriptions.

152

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,014

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

931

prescriptions.

146

patients, 15% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 1,009

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

928

prescriptions.

127

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 965

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

927

prescriptions.

146

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 937

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

868

prescriptions.

124

patients, 13% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 929

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

789

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 841

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

768

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 817

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

712

prescriptions.

171

patients, 17% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 760

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

726

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 753

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

699

prescriptions.

108

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 730

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

609

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 716

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

P
DONEPEZIL HCL 653

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 548

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 521

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

P
CLOZAPINE 494

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P
FINASTERIDE 409

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 405

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 375

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

164

patients, 17% of all patients

JANUVIA 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 269

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG 266

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 260

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

P
RANITIDINE HCL 258

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 251

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 243

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 236

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 234

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 222

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 222

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

GENERLAC 215

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG 204

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 191

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 190

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P
PAROXETINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

A
TORSEMIDE 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

109

patients, 11% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOXIN 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

XARELTO 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

RENVELA 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PERPHENAZINE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

<11 P
BUPROPION HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

TIMOLOL MALEATE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ZETIA 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
SANTYL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

A
HYDRALAZINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

VANCOMYCIN HCL* 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

A
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFPODOXIME PROXETIL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

A
VESICARE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
PHENYTOIN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ERYTHROMYCIN* 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

A
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUPHENAZINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 P
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SEROQUEL XR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 P
CARAFATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
NYAMYC 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

GALANTAMINE HBR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LATUDA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

A
LORAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

A
XIFAXAN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

A
FLOVENT HFA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SODIUM CHLORIDE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOX 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AMANTADINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
METHIMAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
PRADAXA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
BREO ELLIPTA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

VALPROIC ACID* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
HEPARIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMIFLU 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

A
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 Nov. 17, 2009.
  • 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.