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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,702Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$733K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
291 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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

$188K

2014

$458K

2015

$733K

2016

Number of Claims

3,173

2014

4,869

2015

8,702

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
SIMVASTATIN 406

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

94

patients, 32% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 334

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

66

patients, 23% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

66

patients, 23% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

69

patients, 24% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 225

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

46

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

HEPARIN SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

45

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

FENTANYL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

P
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

VANCOMYCIN HCL* 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

A
DONEPEZIL HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

BACLOFEN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

VIMPAT 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
TRANSDERM-SCOP 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

CALCIUM ACETATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O
MEROPENEM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

A
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

INVANZ 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

A
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
OLANZAPINE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 P
LORAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

LACTULOSE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

BUDESONIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

PHENYTOIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
MIDODRINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% 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 Oct. 20, 2014.
  • 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.