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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,903Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$904K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
679 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

$962K

2014

$973K

2015

$904K

2016

Number of Claims

17,595

2014

17,611

2015

16,903

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
FUROSEMIDE 910

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

875

prescriptions.

120

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 561

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 517

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 475

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 437

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 417

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LACTULOSE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

A
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 P
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

A
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
TRAMADOL HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

TRADJENTA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTOP 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LATANOPROST 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
GENERLAC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

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 May 31, 2013.
  • 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.