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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,593Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$991K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
681 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

$1.18M

2014

$1.16M

2015

$991K

2016

Number of Claims

18,093

2014

18,328

2015

17,593

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.

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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.

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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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 795

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

696

prescriptions.

143

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 607

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

119

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 566

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

122

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 561

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

106

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 526

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 513

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 499

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

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METOPROLOL TARTRATE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

FENTANYL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LOVASTATIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

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TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

A
LANTUS 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

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ADVAIR DISKUS 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

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VENLAFAXINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

VOLTAREN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LIDOCAINE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
BENAZEPRIL HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

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 April 5, 2018.
  • 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.