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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,466Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$713K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
234 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

99% 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

$684K

2014

$719K

2015

$713K

2016

Number of Claims

13,450

2014

14,210

2015

14,466

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
OMEPRAZOLE 709

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

669

prescriptions.

83

patients, 35% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 624

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

619

prescriptions.

65

patients, 28% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 557

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

61

patients, 26% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 540

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

52

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 499

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

54

patients, 23% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 454

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

46

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 440

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

43

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 427

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

46

patients, 20% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 390

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

32

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

33

patients, 14% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

35

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

31

patients, 13% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

46

patients, 20% of all patients

JANUVIA 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

VITAMIN D2 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

PREDNISONE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

SPIRIVA 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

FOLIC ACID 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

P
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

LATANOPROST 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOX 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11
OLANZAPINE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 P
RANITIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11
LAMOTRIGINE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

O
LOVASTATIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
LOPERAMIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
HALOPERIDOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 P
DILTIAZEM ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

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 April 7, 2011.
  • 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.