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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,734Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
774 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
57% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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

$1.59M

2014

$1.45M

2015

$1.24M

2016

Number of Claims

27,254

2014

24,751

2015

20,734

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 1,197

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

600

prescriptions.

205

patients, 26% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 916

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

141

patients, 18% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 901

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

151

patients, 20% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 770

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

149

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 762

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

130

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 674

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

116

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 592

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 503

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 484

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O
AZITHROMYCIN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

INDAPAMIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

A
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON 10 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

A
FENTANYL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 O
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
DICYCLOMINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
KETOCONAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 1% 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 Sept. 25, 2009.
  • 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.