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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,009Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$591K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
560 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

$439K

2014

$490K

2015

$591K

2016

Number of Claims

7,646

2014

9,097

2015

11,009

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 706

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

686

prescriptions.

160

patients, 29% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 423

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

93

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 395

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

96

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 305

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

FENTANYL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 Jan. 25, 2013.
  • 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.