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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,909Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$311K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
591 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

$348K

2014

$337K

2015

$311K

2016

Number of Claims

7,723

2014

6,953

2015

5,909

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
LISINOPRIL 299

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

99

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 289

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 276

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 255

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 213

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

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CITALOPRAM HBR 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

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. 27, 2012.
  • 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.