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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,479Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
483 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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

$688K

2014

$830K

2015

$1.01M

2016

Number of Claims

12,893

2014

13,802

2015

20,479

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. 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.

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
FUROSEMIDE 957

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

696

prescriptions.

102

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 864

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

691

prescriptions.

76

patients, 16% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 680

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

79

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 657

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

95

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 635

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

85

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 580

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 575

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

76

patients, 16% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 543

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 514

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 459

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

P
WARFARIN SODIUM 455

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

P
SIMVASTATIN 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

O
LEVETIRACETAM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 P
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VESICARE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

A
NYSTOP 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

A
XARELTO 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

A
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
LAMOTRIGINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
SPIRIVA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
VOLTAREN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

SINGLE USE SWAB 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 O
AMITIZA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

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 Aug. 15, 2013.
  • 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.