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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,986Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$664K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
689 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

$676K

2014

$635K

2015

$664K

2016

Number of Claims

13,526

2014

12,519

2015

12,986

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.

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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
FUROSEMIDE 703

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

651

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 513

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 512

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 463

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 379

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

P
OXYCODONE HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LOVASTATIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

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LORAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CRESTOR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

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GLIPIZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 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 May 5, 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.