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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,549Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$397K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
287 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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

$361K

2014

$355K

2015

$397K

2016

Number of Claims

6,332

2014

6,253

2015

6,549

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 286

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

73

patients, 25% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 272

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

58

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 256

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

61

patients, 21% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 252

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

47

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 230

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

46

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

44

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

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GLIPIZIDE 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 P
LANTUS 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
SIMVASTATIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 4% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
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 8, 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.