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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,851Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$498K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
358 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$1.15M

2014

$574K

2015

$498K

2016

Number of Claims

18,059

2014

10,063

2015

8,851

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
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 406

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

P
FUROSEMIDE 397

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

P
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

P
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

72

patients, 20% of all patients

A
DONEPEZIL HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

54

patients, 15% of all patients

O
LACTULOSE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
LITHIUM CARBONATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
HALOPERIDOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 P
RIVASTIGMINE* 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% 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 July 22, 2014.
  • 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.