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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,389Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.51M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
670 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% 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

$824K

2014

$1.11M

2015

$1.51M

2016

Number of Claims

17,060

2014

21,440

2015

28,389

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,492

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,470

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 1,253

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,235

prescriptions.

156

patients, 23% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 1,041

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

945

prescriptions.

165

patients, 25% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,020

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

888

prescriptions.

129

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 943

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

852

prescriptions.

162

patients, 24% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 898

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

837

prescriptions.

123

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 806

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

684

prescriptions.

123

patients, 18% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 796

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

698

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 767

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

736

prescriptions.

122

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 680

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

622

prescriptions.

113

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 616

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

114

patients, 17% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 421

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 417

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 416

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

P
SIMVASTATIN 414

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 405

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

P
CITALOPRAM HBR 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

P
FINASTERIDE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

NOVOLOG 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

<11 P
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

LACTULOSE 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LATANOPROST 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SANTYL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

VESICARE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

JANTOVEN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

A
FLUOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

A
XARELTO 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P
NYSTATIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SENSIPAR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SILVER SULFADIAZINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SODIUM CHLORIDE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VANCOMYCIN HCL* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

A
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

A
BUSPIRONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
METOLAZONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
VOLTAREN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
GENERLAC 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
CREON 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
CALCITRIOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
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. 21, 2013.
  • 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.