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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,380Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$668K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
538 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

$957K

2014

$917K

2015

$668K

2016

Number of Claims

14,420

2014

12,310

2015

9,380

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
DONEPEZIL HCL 672

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

153

patients, 28% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 413

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 406

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

91

patients, 17% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 336

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

O
GEMFIBROZIL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P
TRAMADOL HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
RIVASTIGMINE* 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

EXELON 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

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 April 18, 2008.
  • 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.