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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,480Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$250K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
210 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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

$527K

2014

$401K

2015

$250K

2016

Number of Claims

8,941

2014

6,831

2015

5,480

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. 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 250

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

34

patients, 16% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 238

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

41

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 228

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

41

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 227

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

32

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 166

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 159

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

LANTUS 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

HUMALOG 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

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FAMOTIDINE* 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

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POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

XARELTO 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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SERTRALINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

29

patients, 14% of all patients

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CLOPIDOGREL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

KLOR-CON SPRINKLE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

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 Oct. 4, 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.