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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,841Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$323K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
183 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
95% 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

$264K

2014

$511K

2015

$323K

2016

Number of Claims

11,370

2014

22,621

2015

17,841

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
TRAZODONE HCL 1,045

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,040

prescriptions.

63

patients, 34% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 951

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

951

prescriptions.

47

patients, 26% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 949

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

834

prescriptions.

25

patients, 14% of all patients

P
OMEPRAZOLE 865

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

830

prescriptions.

53

patients, 29% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 739

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

739

prescriptions.

39

patients, 21% of all patients

JANTOVEN 708

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

708

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 584

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

28

patients, 15% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 583

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

25

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 580

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

28

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 525

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

34

patients, 19% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 455

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

28

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

28

patients, 15% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

20

patients, 11% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

P
RISPERIDONE 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

P
DONEPEZIL HCL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

20

patients, 11% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

21

patients, 11% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

20

patients, 11% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11
OLANZAPINE ODT 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

<11 P
MEMANTINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11
CLOZAPINE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 P
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
CARTIA XT 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION HCL SR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
ENTACAPONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

A
ERYTHROMYCIN* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 11% of all patients

A
CEFTRIAXONE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 A
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
METOLAZONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
LITHIUM CARBONATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 March 3, 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.