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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,426Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
891 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

$609K

2014

$903K

2015

$1.11M

2016

Number of Claims

10,074

2014

17,324

2015

23,426

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.

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,129

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,102

prescriptions.

192

patients, 22% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 1,018

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,013

prescriptions.

192

patients, 22% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 782

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

777

prescriptions.

158

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 744

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

716

prescriptions.

161

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 740

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

716

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 694

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

669

prescriptions.

135

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 689

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

659

prescriptions.

133

patients, 15% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 660

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

103

patients, 12% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 491

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 479

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

121

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

121

patients, 14% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

VOLTAREN 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

P
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

P
OLANZAPINE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

P
CLONAZEPAM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

JANTOVEN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

A
DIGOXIN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CALCITONIN-SALMON 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 P
MYRBETRIQ 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TIMOLOL MALEATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

LOPERAMIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% 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 Sept. 10, 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.