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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,685Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$513K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
331 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
100% Patients 65 Years and Older

7% 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

$318K

2014

$454K

2015

$513K

2016

Number of Claims

5,156

2014

6,150

2015

6,685

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
FUROSEMIDE 352

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

57

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 311

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

56

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 272

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

74

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 245

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

51

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 P
CARVEDILOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% 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 Dec. 5, 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.