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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,630Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
169 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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

$960K

2014

$1.04M

2015

$1.01M

2016

Number of Claims

14,561

2014

12,662

2015

11,630

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
NAMENDA XR 604

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

33

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 480

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

52

patients, 31% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 444

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

46

patients, 27% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 439

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

45

patients, 27% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

32

patients, 19% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 381

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

33

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

24

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

39

patients, 23% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

25

patients, 15% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

31

patients, 18% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

23

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

22

patients, 13% of all patients

LANTUS 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

21

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

P
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

32

patients, 19% of all patients

NOVOLOG 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

JANUVIA 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

18

patients, 11% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

36

patients, 21% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

21

patients, 12% of all patients

TAMIFLU 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

114

patients, 67% of all patients

NYSTOP 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

49

patients, 29% of all patients

LEVEMIR 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

P
HYDRALAZINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

P
KLOR-CON M20 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

42

patients, 25% of all patients

A
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
CEFTRIAXONE* 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

36

patients, 21% of all patients

A
LIDOCAINE HCL* 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

40

patients, 24% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 11% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

29

patients, 17% of all patients

A
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 17% of all patients

A
METHOTREXATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

21

patients, 12% 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 Nov. 9, 2016.
  • 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.