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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,448Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$219K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
149 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
100% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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

$131K

2014

$126K

2015

$219K

2016

Number of Claims

6,485

2014

7,070

2015

25,448

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 1,593

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,593

prescriptions.

36

patients, 24% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 1,354

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,354

prescriptions.

50

patients, 34% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,309

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,309

prescriptions.

28

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 1,084

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,084

prescriptions.

41

patients, 28% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,074

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,074

prescriptions.

27

patients, 18% of all patients

JANTOVEN 1,006

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,006

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

10
SERTRALINE HCL 963

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

963

prescriptions.

19

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 890

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

890

prescriptions.

26

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 751

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

751

prescriptions.

28

patients, 19% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 730

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

730

prescriptions.

19

patients, 13% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 658

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

P
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 632

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

26

patients, 17% of all patients

ATENOLOL 531

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 501

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 489

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

18

patients, 12% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 464

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

15

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

29

patients, 19% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

13

patients, 9% of all patients

PREDNISONE 421

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

<11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

13

patients, 9% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

<11 P
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

17

patients, 11% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

<11 O
CLONAZEPAM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

<11
RANEXA 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

<11
OLANZAPINE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

<11 P
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

<11 A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

<11
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

<11
CLOZAPINE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

<11 P
LABETALOL HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11
ENTACAPONE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11
BUDESONIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 11% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 O
ACETYLCYSTEINE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
AZATHIOPRINE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 9% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
PREVALITE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 10
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 A
BUSPIRONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION HCL SR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
CLOTRIMAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
PERPHENAZINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 P
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 May 4, 2011.
  • 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.