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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,305Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.44M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
686 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

$1.5M

2014

$1.41M

2015

$1.44M

2016

Number of Claims

22,396

2014

21,550

2015

21,305

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 932

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

733

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 923

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

842

prescriptions.

186

patients, 27% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 678

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 592

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

113

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

MINOCYCLINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

121

patients, 18% of all patients

A
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

FENTANYL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A
IRBESARTAN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

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PIOGLITAZONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LIDOCAINE HCL* 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

CEFTRIAXONE* 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTOP 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON 10 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ARANESP 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 O
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 16, 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.