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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,264Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$703K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
712 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

$793K

2014

$791K

2015

$703K

2016

Number of Claims

19,457

2014

16,860

2015

15,264

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
FUROSEMIDE 870

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

865

prescriptions.

119

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 698

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

683

prescriptions.

123

patients, 17% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 613

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 395

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

DIGOXIN 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

P
LISINOPRIL 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRIVA 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P
DONEPEZIL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMIFLU 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

A
FLUOXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
BREO ELLIPTA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

A
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
METHADONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 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 Aug. 25, 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.