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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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43,207Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,544 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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

$2.51M

2014

$2.46M

2015

$2.13M

2016

Number of Claims

53,063

2014

50,368

2015

43,207

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 2,091

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

2,002

prescriptions.

386

patients, 25% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,972

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,907

prescriptions.

218

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 1,674

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,538

prescriptions.

250

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,236

prescriptions.

208

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,108

prescriptions.

169

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,071

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

996

prescriptions.

207

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 1,062

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,021

prescriptions.

206

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 918

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

830

prescriptions.

182

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 886

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

845

prescriptions.

172

patients, 11% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 796

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

791

prescriptions.

159

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 746

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

713

prescriptions.

136

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 692

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 635

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

154

patients, 10% of all patients

O
HYDRALAZINE HCL 628

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

126

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 619

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

115

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 610

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

128

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 554

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

92

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 553

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

116

patients, 8% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 521

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

101

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 503

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

97

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 466

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 462

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

98

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 443

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

85

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 442

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

93

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 425

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

93

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 422

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

76

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 420

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 418

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 389

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

67

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

80

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

95

patients, 6% of all patients

O
LEVETIRACETAM 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

P
LORAZEPAM 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

P
NUEDEXTA 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

66

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

78

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

RENVELA 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

SANTYL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

66

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

SENSIPAR 213

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 208

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 206

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 205

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

LACTULOSE 195

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 188

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

67

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 188

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

86

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 186

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

PREDNISONE 179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

MELOXICAM 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

83

patients, 5% of all patients

A
GLIMEPIRIDE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLIN R 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

EXELON 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

MINOCYCLINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

69

patients, 4% of all patients

A
ROPINIROLE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

NEXIUM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN* 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

A
TRADJENTA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

P
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P
RAMIPRIL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

A
NIFEDIPINE ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NYSTATIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

NYSTOP 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LYRICA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

A
CALCITRIOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

VALPROIC ACID* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VESICARE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

TIMOLOL MALEATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

A
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

A
PROAIR HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

NYAMYC 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
METHIMAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

A
LEFLUNOMIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CEFTRIAXONE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

A
VERAPAMIL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

A
HYDROCORTISONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PHENYTOIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION HCL SR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAVATAN Z 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

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 Nov. 8, 2013.
  • 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.