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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,748Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$624K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
576 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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

$1.46M

2014

$1.25M

2015

$624K

2016

Number of Claims

29,261

2014

23,993

2015

11,748

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.

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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 484

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 443

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 419

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

P
SERTRALINE HCL 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LINZESS 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

A
LATANOPROST 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

A
SEROQUEL XR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 P
ALPRAZOLAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

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 March 27, 2015.
  • 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.