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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,287Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$840K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
217 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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

$501K

2014

$740K

2015

$840K

2016

Number of Claims

9,074

2014

10,186

2015

12,287

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 675

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

656

prescriptions.

82

patients, 38% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 495

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

66

patients, 30% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 457

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

52

patients, 24% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 420

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

31

patients, 14% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 408

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

38

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

52

patients, 24% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

30

patients, 14% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

26

patients, 12% of all patients

P
FUROSEMIDE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

37

patients, 17% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

26

patients, 12% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

34

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

29

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

35

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

24

patients, 11% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

28

patients, 13% of all patients

LANTUS 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

30

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

36

patients, 17% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

27

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

JANTOVEN 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

P
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

NOVOLOG 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

24

patients, 11% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

LATANOPROST 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

LACTULOSE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
RIVASTIGMINE* 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
EXELON 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 P
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
TRAVATAN Z 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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. 3, 2007.
  • 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.