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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,428Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$324K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
533 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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

$1.1M

2014

$886K

2015

$324K

2016

Number of Claims

20,566

2014

18,065

2015

8,428

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.

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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
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 378

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

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LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 374

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

P
GABAPENTIN 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

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TRAMADOL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

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CARVEDILOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

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FENTANYL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

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BACLOFEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

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FINASTERIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
SIMVASTATIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

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. 15, 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.