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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,650Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$384K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
296 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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

$182K

2014

$269K

2015

$384K

2016

Number of Claims

2,908

2014

4,212

2015

6,650

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 284

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

49

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 273

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

55

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

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METFORMIN HCL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

P
MIRTAZAPINE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

P
CITALOPRAM HBR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

JANTOVEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

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METOPROLOL TARTRATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

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SERTRALINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

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RANITIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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BACLOFEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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OLANZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 P
DULOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

NOVOLOG 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 P
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

SEROQUEL XR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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ACETYLCYSTEINE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

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 Sept. 17, 2014.
  • 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.