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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,272Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$677K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
517 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$681K

2014

$714K

2015

$677K

2016

Number of Claims

13,795

2014

14,585

2015

13,272

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.

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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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 613

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

149

patients, 29% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 596

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

138

patients, 27% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 590

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

130

patients, 25% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 456

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 422

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 372

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

86

patients, 17% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

JANTOVEN 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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CITALOPRAM HBR 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O
GLIPIZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

NEXIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

WATER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTATIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O
RENVELA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
PROAIR HFA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
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 Aug. 23, 2016.
  • 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.