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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,403Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$513K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
495 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

$1.45M

2014

$889K

2015

$513K

2016

Number of Claims

26,695

2014

17,095

2015

11,403

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.

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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 501

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

97

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 479

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

86

patients, 17% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 443

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

96

patients, 19% of all patients

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

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CARVEDILOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LATANOPROST 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFPODOXIME PROXETIL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

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DULOXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P
LORAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

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CLOPIDOGREL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

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BUDESONIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

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METFORMIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

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LEVETIRACETAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

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CLONIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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LACTULOSE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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ALBUTEROL SULFATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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SPIRONOLACTONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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 23, 2014.
  • 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.