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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,386Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$933K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
583 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

4% 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

$779K

2014

$923K

2015

$933K

2016

Number of Claims

8,147

2014

9,302

2015

9,386

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.

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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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 528

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

133

patients, 23% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 388

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

107

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

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VALSARTAN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

A
CLOPIDOGREL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

A
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% 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 Dec. 2, 2010.
  • 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.