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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,220Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$250K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
275 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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

$109K

2014

$129K

2015

$250K

2016

Number of Claims

2,302

2014

3,105

2015

6,220

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 441

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

50

patients, 18% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

P
DONEPEZIL HCL 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

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METOPROLOL TARTRATE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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MEMANTINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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CLONAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

DIGOXIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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METFORMIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

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NAMENDA XR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

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 Jan. 10, 2018.
  • 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.