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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,599Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$381K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
447 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
100% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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

$586K

2014

$593K

2015

$381K

2016

Number of Claims

11,120

2014

11,129

2015

8,599

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.

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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
WARFARIN SODIUM 568

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 397

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

76

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 304

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

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ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

FENTANYL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

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MEMANTINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

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CARVEDILOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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PROAIR HFA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

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ALENDRONATE SODIUM 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 Nov. 23, 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.