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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,837Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$689K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
332 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
63% 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

$783K

2014

$762K

2015

$689K

2016

Number of Claims

13,063

2014

12,126

2015

10,837

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
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 576

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

56

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 524

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 503

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

62

patients, 19% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 398

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 286

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

60

patients, 18% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

NYAMYC 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

P
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

NYSTATIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

A
LATANOPROST 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 P
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

A
METFORMIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
OLANZAPINE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

P
SANTYL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
LITHIUM CARBONATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
PRADAXA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

A
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% 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 Oct. 12, 2012.
  • 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.