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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,743Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$667K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
748 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

$471K

2014

$455K

2015

$667K

2016

Number of Claims

7,156

2014

7,298

2015

9,743

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 419

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

112

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 415

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

124

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 389

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 388

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

117

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% 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 Nov. 7, 2013.
  • 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.