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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,831Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
564 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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

$1.01M

2014

$1.16M

2015

$1.22M

2016

Number of Claims

16,917

2014

18,851

2015

19,831

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,047

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

854

prescriptions.

180

patients, 32% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 827

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

703

prescriptions.

126

patients, 22% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 658

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

109

patients, 19% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 628

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

101

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 548

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

90

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 462

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 430

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVEMIR 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

O
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

NAPROXEN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 P
DULOXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

A
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

A
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

A
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SENSIPAR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ONDANSETRON HCL* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CAPTOPRIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 P
RISPERIDONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 P
FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

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 Jan. 14, 2015.
  • 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.