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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,870Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$588K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
315 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

$271K

2014

$387K

2015

$588K

2016

Number of Claims

5,603

2014

7,563

2015

8,870

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
FUROSEMIDE 336

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

73

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

57

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

57

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

50

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

56

patients, 18% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

49

patients, 16% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

P
OMEPRAZOLE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

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DULOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

P
RANITIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

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CITALOPRAM HBR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

NYSTATIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

A
TAMSULOSIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

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PAROXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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BACLOFEN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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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 Feb. 28, 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.