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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,592Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$645K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
410 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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

$652K

2014

$669K

2015

$645K

2016

Number of Claims

15,186

2014

15,032

2015

13,592

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 993

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

849

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 956

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

809

prescriptions.

116

patients, 28% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 579

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

80

patients, 20% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 541

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 490

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

87

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

72

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

P
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

BACLOFEN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

NYSTATIN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

LANTUS 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

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FINASTERIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

P
HYDRALAZINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTOP 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

O
JANUVIA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCONTIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 O
FLUOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 O
FENTANYL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ROPINIROLE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% 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 Feb. 20, 2013.
  • 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.