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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,244Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$863K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
627 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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

$847K

2014

$804K

2015

$863K

2016

Number of Claims

21,829

2014

23,728

2015

24,244

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. 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
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,149

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,091

prescriptions.

106

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 1,115

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,044

prescriptions.

103

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 960

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

894

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 876

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

809

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 813

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

731

prescriptions.

137

patients, 22% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 806

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

692

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 598

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 594

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

103

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 560

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 505

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 482

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

112

patients, 18% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

P
RANITIDINE HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

A
LOVASTATIN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

A
CLONIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

A
DIAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
HUMULIN 70-30 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 P
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 O
LEVETIRACETAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
DICYCLOMINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

A
LANTUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TOLTERODINE TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
SYMBICORT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PRISTIQ 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
DANTROLENE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
NUEDEXTA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

A
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

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. 7, 2008.
  • 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.