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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,933Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$231K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
159 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

$118K

2014

$282K

2015

$231K

2016

Number of Claims

2,452

2014

5,112

2015

3,933

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.

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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
RANITIDINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

39

patients, 25% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 114

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 109

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

32

patients, 20% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 108

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 14% of all patients

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LEVETIRACETAM 106

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

20

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 103

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

32

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 100

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

31

patients, 19% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 99

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

28

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

29

patients, 18% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

26

patients, 16% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 9% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

22

patients, 14% of all patients

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IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

21

patients, 13% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 74

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

20

patients, 13% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

21

patients, 13% of all patients

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RISPERIDONE 67

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
SERTRALINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

VANCOMYCIN HCL* 64

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

28

patients, 18% of all patients

A
FENTANYL 59

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 8% of all patients

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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 10, 2016.
  • 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.