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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,951Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$706K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
728 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$841K

2014

$828K

2015

$706K

2016

Number of Claims

15,779

2014

16,024

2015

13,951

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
OMEPRAZOLE 580

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

112

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 562

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 463

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 457

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 450

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 415

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 403

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

NYSTOP 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P
ALLOPURINOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

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DONEPEZIL HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

JANTOVEN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P
TAMSULOSIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O
GLIPIZIDE XL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LATANOPROST 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRIVA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

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FINASTERIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

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HYDRALAZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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PROPRANOLOL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
VOLTAREN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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CLONIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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 July 19, 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.