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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,003Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$685K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
334 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
18% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

$541K

2014

$757K

2015

$685K

2016

Number of Claims

4,295

2014

5,962

2015

6,003

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
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 841

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

128

patients, 38% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 603

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

60

patients, 18% of all patients

P
RISPERIDONE 371

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

58

patients, 17% of all patients

P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 342

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 300

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

54

patients, 16% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 219

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

P
HALOPERIDOL 197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

P
FLUOXETINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 32

patients, 10% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

P
SERTRALINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

ZIPRASIDONE HCL 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 5% of all patients

P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
CARBAMAZEPINE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

INVEGA SUSTENNA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
SEROQUEL XR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

P
ALPRAZOLAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
BUPROPION HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
CLOZAPINE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
BUPROPION XL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
LAMOTRIGINE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
LATUDA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
PAROXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

THIOTHIXENE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 P
DULOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.