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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,676Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$723K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
445 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% 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

$528K

2014

$592K

2015

$723K

2016

Number of Claims

12,028

2014

14,110

2015

15,676

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.

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,028

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

932

prescriptions.

123

patients, 28% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 800

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

758

prescriptions.

123

patients, 28% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 700

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 587

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

95

patients, 21% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 449

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

74

patients, 17% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

69

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

71

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

P
BACLOFEN 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

P
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

O
FAMOTIDINE* 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

A
HYDRALAZINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

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SIMVASTATIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

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BREO ELLIPTA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

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HUMALOG 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

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FENTANYL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

A
FLUOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

LATANOPROST 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
BUMETANIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROXYZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON M20 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 June 19, 2012.
  • 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.