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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,875Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$904K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,153 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

$719K

2014

$823K

2015

$904K

2016

Number of Claims

10,918

2014

13,322

2015

13,875

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.

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 741

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

695

prescriptions.

156

patients, 14% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 623

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

206

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 550

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

163

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 469

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

167

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 467

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

163

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 390

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

135

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

126

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

138

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 350

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

123

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

122

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

P
CLONAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

A
SPIRIVA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CELECOXIB 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

SYMBICORT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% 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 Dec. 5, 2012.
  • 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.