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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,083Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$662K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
292 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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

$573K

2014

$455K

2015

$662K

2016

Number of Claims

8,988

2014

9,061

2015

11,083

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.

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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
WARFARIN SODIUM 628

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 577

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

65

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

59

patients, 20% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

50

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

43

patients, 15% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

53

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

43

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

P
FENTANYL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

O
PREDNISONE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

43

patients, 15% of all patients

O
HUMALOG 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

44

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

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LANTUS 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

NYSTATIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

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METFORMIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

VOLTAREN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

LATANOPROST 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 O
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

A
TAMIFLU 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

51

patients, 17% of all patients

GENERLAC 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

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AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11
CEFTRIAXONE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

A
COPAXONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

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 Jan. 28, 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.