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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,718Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$488K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
561 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

$281K

2014

$458K

2015

$488K

2016

Number of Claims

4,939

2014

8,054

2015

8,718

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 420

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

90

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 409

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

109

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

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LORAZEPAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

A
CITALOPRAM HBR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P
SYNTHROID 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% 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 Jan. 8, 2014.
  • 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.