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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,112Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.58M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
759 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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

$1.65M

2014

$1.62M

2015

$1.58M

2016

Number of Claims

27,232

2014

26,779

2015

27,112

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,013

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

956

prescriptions.

153

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 949

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

900

prescriptions.

162

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 861

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

830

prescriptions.

160

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 722

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

117

patients, 15% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 676

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

664

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 656

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

643

prescriptions.

125

patients, 16% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 646

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 592

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 540

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 533

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 460

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 415

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 404

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 399

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 397

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

DEXTROSE IN WATER* 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

<11 10
LEVETIRACETAM 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

O
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

O
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

P
MIDODRINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SANTYL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
XARELTO 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A
RANITIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O
TEMAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P
FLUOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOXIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CEFPODOXIME PROXETIL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

A
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LACTULOSE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
ONDANSETRON HCL* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A
VESICARE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 A
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
RIVASTIGMINE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
NYAMYC 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
NATEGLINIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

RENVELA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 O
LATANOPROST 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

A
IRBESARTAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 P
ROPINIROLE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.