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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,019Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$543K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
210 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
100% * Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

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

$613K

2014

$665K

2015

$543K

2016

Number of Claims

10,861

2014

11,170

2015

10,019

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 518

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

59

patients, 28% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 486

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

54

patients, 26% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 392

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

44

patients, 21% of all patients

VITAMIN D2 381

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

50

patients, 24% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 377

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

39

patients, 19% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 316

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

34

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

35

patients, 17% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

29

patients, 14% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

27

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

24

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

27

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

P
LIDOCAINE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

43

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

P
TRADJENTA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11
OLANZAPINE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 P
NYSTATIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

40

patients, 19% of all patients

LATANOPROST 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
FOLIC ACID 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION HCL SR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

O
NIFEDIPINE ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
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 Aug. 30, 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.