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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,845Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$315K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
287 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
55% 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

$358K

2014

$388K

2015

$315K

2016

Number of Claims

9,097

2014

9,643

2015

7,845

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.

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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.

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An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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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 482

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

51

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 451

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

58

patients, 20% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 424

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 307

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

43

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 278

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

P
CLOPIDOGREL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

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FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

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TRAZODONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

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PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

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OXYCODONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

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ALLOPURINOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

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POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

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DONEPEZIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

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HUMULIN N 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

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LATANOPROST 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

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CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

KLOR-CON 10 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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 8, 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.