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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,914Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
273 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

$936K

2014

$1.1M

2015

$1.08M

2016

Number of Claims

17,293

2014

17,882

2015

16,914

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 697

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

651

prescriptions.

70

patients, 26% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 694

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

679

prescriptions.

73

patients, 27% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 677

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

73

patients, 27% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 549

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

79

patients, 29% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

70

patients, 26% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

41

patients, 15% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

56

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

43

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

60

patients, 22% of all patients

FENTANYL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

38

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

50

patients, 18% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

42

patients, 15% of all patients

O
LACTULOSE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVEMIR 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

XARELTO 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

LINZESS 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

43

patients, 16% of all patients

A
MIRTAZAPINE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

ZETIA 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

NYSTOP 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

40

patients, 15% of all patients

A
ONDANSETRON HCL* 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

ELIQUIS 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 O
TRAZODONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

38

patients, 14% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

KLOR-CON M10 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

A
NOVOLOG 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

A
BACLOFEN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

A
AMITIZA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
RENVELA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
PRIMIDONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
FLUCONAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% 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 April 20, 2016.
  • 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.