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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,877Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$714K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
519 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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

$941K

2014

$973K

2015

$714K

2016

Number of Claims

17,559

2014

17,157

2015

11,877

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. 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
FUROSEMIDE 503

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 310

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

XARELTO 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P
RENVELA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

O
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LORAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

A
MEMANTINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 P
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 A
BUMETANIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

COLCRYS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

A
SENSIPAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 Aug. 28, 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.