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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,070Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$795K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
260 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$704K

2014

$787K

2015

$795K

2016

Number of Claims

7,499

2014

8,550

2015

9,070

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
NAMENDA XR 643

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

45

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 522

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

54

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 348

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

62

patients, 24% of all patients

TRADJENTA 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

64

patients, 25% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

36

patients, 14% of all patients

XARELTO 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

ELIQUIS 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

42

patients, 16% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

45

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

37

patients, 14% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

CLINISOL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

LATANOPROST 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

39

patients, 15% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

LIDOCAINE HCL* 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 P
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. 4, 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.