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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,615Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$501K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
735 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
19% 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

$563K

2014

$578K

2015

$501K

2016

Number of Claims

9,786

2014

9,622

2015

8,615

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 803

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

803

prescriptions.

223

patients, 30% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 391

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

107

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 326

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

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SIMVASTATIN 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

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CITALOPRAM HBR 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% 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 June 27, 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.