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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,798Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
916 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

50% 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

$1.22M

2014

$1.39M

2015

$1.31M

2016

Number of Claims

27,182

2014

27,500

2015

23,798

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 983

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

965

prescriptions.

170

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 865

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

815

prescriptions.

157

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 849

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

828

prescriptions.

148

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 696

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

177

patients, 19% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 656

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

626

prescriptions.

127

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 641

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

110

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 625

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

128

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 613

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

598

prescriptions.

125

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 576

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 548

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 481

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 463

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

P
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CEPHALEXIN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
AZITHROMYCIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

A
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

A
DIGOXIN 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O
SPIRIVA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

NYSTATIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

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ELIQUIS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

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NOVOLOG 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

A
RAMIPRIL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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ESTRADIOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

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 April 13, 2012.
  • 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.