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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,080Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$449K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
355 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% 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

$571K

2014

$412K

2015

$449K

2016

Number of Claims

12,609

2014

9,484

2015

10,080

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 677

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

656

prescriptions.

76

patients, 21% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 601

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

596

prescriptions.

69

patients, 19% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 474

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

56

patients, 16% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

XARELTO 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

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CITALOPRAM HBR 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

COUMADIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

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BACLOFEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

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PREDNISONE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

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MIRTAZAPINE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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HYDRALAZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

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RANITIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 Nov. 19, 2015.
  • 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.