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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,745Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
594 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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

$1.34M

2014

$1.36M

2015

$1.23M

2016

Number of Claims

11,800

2014

11,118

2015

10,745

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.

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 499

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

123

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 479

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

125

patients, 21% of all patients

CRESTOR 413

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

164

patients, 28% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

97

patients, 16% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

148

patients, 25% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

194

patients, 33% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

ZETIA 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

112

patients, 19% of all patients

A
GLIMEPIRIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

P
TORSEMIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

A
CLONIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

INVOKANA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ACYCLOVIR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PREMARIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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WARFARIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% 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 April 2, 2018.
  • 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.