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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,505Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$813K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
686 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
58% 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

$806K

2014

$800K

2015

$813K

2016

Number of Claims

16,175

2014

17,840

2015

17,505

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,026

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,026

prescriptions.

179

patients, 26% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 747

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

747

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 668

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

127

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 628

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

623

prescriptions.

121

patients, 18% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 559

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 521

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 518

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 487

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LATANOPROST 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

O
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

VESICARE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 P
MEMANTINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LACTULOSE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
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 July 12, 2007.
  • 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.