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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,539Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$953K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
448 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

$585K

2014

$728K

2015

$953K

2016

Number of Claims

11,119

2014

13,166

2015

16,539

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.

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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.

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
FUROSEMIDE 728

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

709

prescriptions.

100

patients, 22% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 677

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

672

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 669

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

80

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 579

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

89

patients, 20% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 543

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

88

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 456

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

71

patients, 16% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 434

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 425

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

73

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

P
METFORMIN HCL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

P
NAMENDA XR 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P
LANTUS 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

NYSTATIN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P
CRESTOR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTOP 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

A
DIGOXIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
TRIMETHOPRIM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 A
FLUOXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
LIDOCAINE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
PRADAXA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

A
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 Oct. 21, 2010.
  • 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.