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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,309Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 155

$1.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 155

647 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

56% 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 Delaware
lower than average

Antipsychotics

8% of this provider’s 477 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

26% of this provider’s 647 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

9% of this provider’s 477 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

14% of this provider’s 647 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$78 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $100 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$816K

2012

$1.02M

2013

$1.3M

2014

$1.34M

2015

Number of Claims

11,768

2012

15,207

2013

18,111

2014

17,309

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

610

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

118

patients, 18% of all patients

1 3
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

593

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

2 2
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

569

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

109

patients, 17% of all patients

3 8
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

523

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

4 4
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

504

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

5 7
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

494

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

6 5
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

454

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

7 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

449

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

8 1
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

298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

9 13
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

10 14
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

275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

11 41
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

267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

12 22
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

13 28
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

O 14 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

15 25
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

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

15 15
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

Treats symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). Source: National Library of Medicine

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

17 50
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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

17 19
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

19 6
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

20 20
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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

21 12
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

22 23
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

23 51
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

24 32
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

Lowers high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

25 18
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

26 21
RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat... +

Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus); and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

27 44
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglycerides, together with a proper diet. Source: National Library of Medicine

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

28 73
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

28 86
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

30 33
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

31 120
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

32 34
VESICARE

Solifenacin is used to trea... +

Solifenacin is used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

33 153
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

34 26
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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

35 43
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

Used with proper diet and exercise to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

36 87
METFORMIN HCL ER

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

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

37 54
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

37 62
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

39 40
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

40 17
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

40 29
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

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

42 65
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

43 78
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

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

44 30
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

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

45 10
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

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

46 84
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

47 106
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

101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 88
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

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

R 49 27
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine 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), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 50 67
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

Used to help control certain types of seizures caused by epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 56
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

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

52 92
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 53 75
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

54 11
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

87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 64
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

Treats mild to moderate pain and help relieve symptoms of arthritis (e. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

56 81
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 56 55
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL

The combination of amlodipi... +

The combination of amlodipine and benazepril is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

58 126
NIACIN ER

Lowers cholesterol and trig... +

Lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood and treats niacin deficiency (pellagra). Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 205
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

60 48
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

61 24
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 62 103
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 62 98
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 64 133
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

Treats fungus infections in the mouth, throat, and intestines. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

64 93
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

66 61
AZOR

This is a combination of am... +

This is a combination of amlodipine and olmesartan is a combination of medicines that may be used alone or with other medicines to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 170
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

68 76
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 138
PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

70 37
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

70 85
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 53
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

Lowers cholesterol in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 73 68
INVOKANA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (condition in which blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally). Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 136
NAPROXEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by arthritis, gout, menstrual cramps, tendinitis, headache, backache, and toothache. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

74 114
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 36
NOVOFINE 32

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

77 190
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 77 58
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A 77 82
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura XL) 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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 80 111
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.