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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,452Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$668K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
417 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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

$441K

2014

$488K

2015

$668K

2016

Number of Claims

8,831

2014

10,192

2015

12,452

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
FUROSEMIDE 535

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 464

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

74

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

P
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

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SERTRALINE HCL 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

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TRAZODONE HCL 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

P
METFORMIN HCL 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

P
MIRTAZAPINE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

JANTOVEN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

VOLTAREN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

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BACLOFEN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

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LACTULOSE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

A
FENTANYL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

NYSTATIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

XARELTO 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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HUMALOG 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

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OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

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NOVOLOG 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

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 Sept. 30, 2011.
  • 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.