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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,538Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
754 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

$1M

2014

$980K

2015

$1.11M

2016

Number of Claims

17,509

2014

18,004

2015

18,538

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.

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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 1,218

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,200

prescriptions.

239

patients, 32% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 618

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

140

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 547

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 534

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

112

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 478

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

119

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 474

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

111

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

O
NAMENDA XR 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

JANTOVEN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

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CITALOPRAM HBR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

BUDESONIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SANTYL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

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DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOX 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

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ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

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VOLTAREN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

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ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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SPIRIVA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

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 Dec. 3, 2010.
  • 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.