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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,598Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$514K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
442 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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

$545K

2014

$575K

2015

$514K

2016

Number of Claims

11,351

2014

12,230

2015

12,598

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 503

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

84

patients, 19% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 372

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 358

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 O
CLOPIDOGREL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

A
VENTOLIN HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% 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 Feb. 27, 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.