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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,502Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$512K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
379 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

$425K

2014

$815K

2015

$512K

2016

Number of Claims

6,707

2014

10,957

2015

8,502

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.

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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 527

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

91

patients, 24% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 319

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

P
ALLOPURINOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P
CITALOPRAM HBR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

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 Feb. 4, 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.