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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,751Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 113 out of 2174

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 139 out of 2174

530 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

50% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Michigan
lower than average

Antipsychotics

11% of this provider’s 499 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

36% of this provider’s 530 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

17% of this provider’s 499 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 11%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 530 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $87 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$480K

2012

$680K

2013

$758K

2014

$1.09M

2015

Number of Claims

11,105

2012

15,664

2013

14,139

2014

15,751

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

570

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

125

patients, 24% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

548

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

93

patients, 18% of all patients

2 3
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

507

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

109

patients, 21% of all patients

3 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

477

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

96

patients, 18% of all patients

O 4 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

464

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

97

patients, 18% of all patients

5 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

416

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

93

patients, 18% of all patients

6 1
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

7 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

8 6
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

9 9
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

10 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

11 17
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

12 8
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

13 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

14 11
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

15 23
ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

Albuterol is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways). Source: National Library of Medicine

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

16 121
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

17 24
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

17 13
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

19 20
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

P 20 96
TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

Tamsulosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

21 22
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

21 37
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

Treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

23 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

24 26
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

25 28
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

O 25 21
DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

27 31
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

28 38
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER

Isosorbide mononitrate is u... +

Isosorbide mononitrate is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by coronary artery disease (heart disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

29 36
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

Lowers high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

30 49
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

31 101
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

Hydralazine is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

32 44
FINASTERIDE

Treats an enlarged prostate... +

Treats an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) in men and causes hair growth in male pattern baldness. Source: National Library of Medicine

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

33 81
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

34 16
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

35 113
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

36 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

37 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

37 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

37 48
GLIPIZIDE

Used with diet and exercise... +

Used with diet and exercise to help control blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

40 53
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 40 60
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 78
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

42 108
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

44 87
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

Treats stuffy nose caused by hay fever and other allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

45 25
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

46 62
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

Treats gout and some kinds of kidney stones. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

46 27
SPIRIVA

Prevents the symptoms of br... +

Prevents the symptoms of bronchospasm caused by emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

46 56
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

49 45
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

50 114
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

51 57
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 52 69
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

53 50
ADVAIR DISKUS

Prevents symptoms of asthma... +

Prevents symptoms of asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

53 54
MONTELUKAST SODIUM

Montelukast is used to prev... +

Montelukast is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing caused by asthma. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

55 51
LEVOFLOXACIN

Levofloxacin is used to tre... +

Levofloxacin is used to treat certain infections such as pneumonia, chronic bronchitis and sinus, urinary tract, kidney, prostate (a male reproductive gland), and skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

A 56 84
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

Ciprofloxacin is used to treat or prevent certain infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

A 56 61
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 58 52
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

59 39
FAMOTIDINE*

Treats ulcers, gastroesopha... +

Treats ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause the stomach to produce too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 80
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

61 123
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

Treats certain heart rhythm problems (atrial fibrillation). Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

R 62 165
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

62 118
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure after a heart attack. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

64 130
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

Treats ulcers and other stomach problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

65 229
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 58
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

67 105
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

68 100
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 69 73
ALENDRONATE SODIUM

Alendronate is used to trea... +

Alendronate is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (''change of life,'' end of menstrual periods) and to treat osteoporosis in men. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 69 42
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

Clonidine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 71 64
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

R 72 43
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 97
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

73 59
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

75 137
PERMETHRIN

Treats head lice and scabies. +

Treats head lice and scabies. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

76 540
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 May 14, 2008.
  • 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.