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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,796Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$539K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
785 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

$508K

2014

$521K

2015

$539K

2016

Number of Claims

8,795

2014

10,380

2015

10,796

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.

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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.

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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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 537

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

154

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 385

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

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ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

VOLTAREN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

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CLONAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

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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 6, 2008.
  • 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.