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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,437Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$180K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
220 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
78% 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

$108K

2014

$125K

2015

$180K

2016

Number of Claims

2,221

2014

3,095

2015

4,437

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
FUROSEMIDE 208

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

28

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

28

patients, 13% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 144

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

28

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 143

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

29

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 139

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

35

patients, 16% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 124

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 121

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 120

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 11% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 120

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 74

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
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 March 17, 2018.
  • 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.