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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,765Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$941K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
815 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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

$1.03M

2014

$1.04M

2015

$941K

2016

Number of Claims

17,809

2014

16,634

2015

16,765

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 711

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

668

prescriptions.

116

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 653

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

600

prescriptions.

109

patients, 13% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 547

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 509

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

116

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 503

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 479

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

121

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

JANTOVEN 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

P
DULOXETINE HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LATANOPROST 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTOP 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ONDANSETRON ODT 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

A
SANTYL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P
BUMETANIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VANCOMYCIN HCL* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

A
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
LAMOTRIGINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
CEFTRIAXONE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

A
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% 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 July 1, 2015.
  • 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.