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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,932Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$783K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
329 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

$561K

2014

$753K

2015

$783K

2016

Number of Claims

9,994

2014

12,129

2015

12,932

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
FUROSEMIDE 825

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

785

prescriptions.

78

patients, 24% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 625

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 436

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

70

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

70

patients, 21% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

62

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

57

patients, 17% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

53

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

53

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

LANTUS 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

ELIQUIS 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

O
HYDRALAZINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

HUMALOG 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

P
CLOPIDOGREL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

XARELTO 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

NEXIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11
VOLTAREN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

NYSTOP 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LATANOPROST 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

RENVELA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

A
SPIRONOLACTONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ROZEREM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

PERMETHRIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

61

patients, 19% of all patients

NOVOLOG 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

A
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

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 Sept. 10, 2016.
  • 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.