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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,884Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$658K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
540 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

$620K

2014

$612K

2015

$658K

2016

Number of Claims

11,308

2014

11,489

2015

11,884

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.

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
GABAPENTIN 587

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

133

patients, 25% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 514

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

109

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

96

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 372

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

89

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 337

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

A
LEVOFLOXACIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

A
SERTRALINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

A
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CEPHALEXIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

A
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

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 Jan. 24, 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.