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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,997Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$705K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
410 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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

$742K

2014

$761K

2015

$705K

2016

Number of Claims

15,889

2014

15,065

2015

13,997

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 550

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

84

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 498

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 483

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

69

patients, 17% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 461

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

76

patients, 19% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 418

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 399

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

O
NAMENDA XR 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

FENTANYL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

NYSTATIN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ASSURE ID INSULIN SAFETY 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

10
ATENOLOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMZARIC 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

68

patients, 17% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOX 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

LINZESS 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
OMEPRAZOLE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SANTYL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

A
MEMANTINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
OLANZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

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 March 14, 2017.
  • 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.