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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,948Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$973K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
373 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

$916K

2014

$893K

2015

$973K

2016

Number of Claims

12,982

2014

12,600

2015

14,948

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 681

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

101

patients, 27% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 557

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 493

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

62

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 484

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

82

patients, 22% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 446

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

68

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

68

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

63

patients, 17% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

P
WARFARIN SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

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POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

LACTULOSE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P
CARVEDILOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LATANOPROST 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

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DIGOXIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

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FAMOTIDINE* 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

NYSTOP 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVEMIR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERDAL CONSTA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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IBUPROFEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P
XARELTO 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
CONSTULOSE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

A
LORAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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SPIRIVA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 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 Jan. 15, 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.