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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,347Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
595 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

50% 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

$812K

2014

$901K

2015

$1.02M

2016

Number of Claims

13,333

2014

12,462

2015

12,347

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 516

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

106

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 438

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

100

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

109

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

LACTULOSE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

NEXIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

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LAMOTRIGINE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

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CITALOPRAM HBR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VIMPAT 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
BACLOFEN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ONFI 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

A
NIFEDIPINE ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
LEVOFLOXACIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

A
FENTANYL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

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ATENOLOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PREVACID 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ZONISAMIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

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 3, 2012.
  • 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.