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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,113Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$453K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
699 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
100% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

$533K

2014

$478K

2015

$453K

2016

Number of Claims

10,438

2014

9,996

2015

10,113

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 657

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

657

prescriptions.

134

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 410

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 388

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 373

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 350

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

O
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
RALOXIFENE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 April 25, 2011.
  • 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.