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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,586Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 253

$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 253

347 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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 New Mexico
lower than average

Antipsychotics

14% of this provider’s 322 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

35% of this provider’s 347 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

29% of this provider’s 322 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 10%.

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Opioids

40% of this provider’s 347 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

51 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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

$784K

2012

$846K

2013

$934K

2014

$1.15M

2015

Number of Claims

11,286

2012

14,016

2013

16,085

2014

17,586

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
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

824

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

718

prescriptions.

55

patients, 16% of all patients

10 1 68
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

767

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

702

prescriptions.

105

patients, 30% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

550

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

75

patients, 22% of all patients

3 2
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

541

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

75

patients, 22% of all patients

4 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

470

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

75

patients, 22% of all patients

O 5 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

458

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

63

patients, 18% of all patients

6 16
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

P 7 109
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

72

patients, 21% of all patients

8 36
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

53

patients, 15% of all patients

9 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

371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

10 4
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

11 116
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

12 3
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

13 31
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

313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

14 6
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

308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

15 24
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL

The combination of albutero... +

The combination of albuterol and ipratropium is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

16 101
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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

17 13
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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

17 35
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

19 40
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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

20 10
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

O 20 18
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

Helps control blood sugar levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

22 146
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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

23 7
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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

24 64
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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

25 38
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

26 168
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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

27 19
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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

28 15
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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

29 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

30 5
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

31 124
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

32 17
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

33 32
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

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

34 57
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

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

R 35 39
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

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

35 118
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

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

37 12
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

Digox (digoxin) is used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

R 38 179
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

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

39 49
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11 P 40 88
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

62

patients, 18% of all patients

A 40 112
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

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

42 41
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

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

43 171
MORPHINE SULFATE

Morphine is used to relieve... +

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

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

O 44 169
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

45 29
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

46 27
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

47 23
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to r... +

Metoclopramide is used to relieve heartburn and speed the healing of ulcers and sores in the esophagus (tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) in people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the esophagus) that did not get better with other treatments. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

48 190
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 48 90
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 50 48
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 50 131
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 52 100
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 P 52 225
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE

The combination of nystatin... +

The combination of nystatin and triamcinolone is used to treat fungal skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

54 139
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 P 55 126
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 O 56 25
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

56 21
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

58 30
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Levocetirizine is an antihi... +

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and hives of the skin. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 59 234
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 59 20
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 61 173
FLOVENT HFA

Prevents asthma attacks. Th... +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

62 246
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 62 45
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

Terazosin 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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 62 80
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

Treats moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 65 170
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 P 66 255
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 66 144
BUDESONIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 68 258
ENTACAPONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 69 260
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 69 37
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

71 117
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 72 53
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

Megestrol tablets treat breast and uterine cancer. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 R 73 286
TRAVATAN Z

Reduces pressure inside the... +

Reduces pressure inside the eye that is caused by glaucoma or ocular hypertension (high blood pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 73 286
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 P 73 74
CEFTRIAXONE*

Treats infections caused by... +

Treats infections caused by certain types of bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

A 73 202
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 Jan. 8, 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.