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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,708Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$838K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
609 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

$517K

2014

$628K

2015

$838K

2016

Number of Claims

8,909

2014

11,378

2015

14,708

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 657

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

131

patients, 22% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 632

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

106

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 599

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

128

patients, 21% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 464

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

97

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 458

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

99

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 443

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

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NAMENDA XR 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

JANTOVEN 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

P
CITALOPRAM HBR 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMZARIC 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

NYSTATIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

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ALLOPURINOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

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AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

A
RIVASTIGMINE* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

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ATENOLOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

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LEVETIRACETAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

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 May 2, 2013.
  • 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.