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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,228Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$393K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
329 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

$545K

2014

$453K

2015

$393K

2016

Number of Claims

10,231

2014

9,115

2015

8,228

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
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 343

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

74

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 341

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

73

patients, 22% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 336

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

65

patients, 20% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 309

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

73

patients, 22% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 289

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

56

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

51

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

P
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 P
BYSTOLIC 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 O
GLIPIZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% 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 Nov. 8, 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.