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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,653Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$269K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
236 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
19% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$187K

2014

$202K

2015

$269K

2016

Number of Claims

3,252

2014

3,547

2015

4,653

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
MIRTAZAPINE 248

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

45

patients, 19% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

30

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 144

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

30

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 133

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 130

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

P
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

30

patients, 13% of all patients

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METFORMIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

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TRAZODONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

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 Sept. 21, 2017.
  • 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.