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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,461Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 370

$2.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 370

951 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

5% 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 Georgia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

44% of this provider’s 927 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 43%.

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Antibiotics

22% of this provider’s 951 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

16% of this provider’s 927 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 951 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 12%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$94 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $93 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$1.88M

2012

$1.84M

2013

$2M

2014

$2.2M

2015

Number of Claims

18,459

2012

18,623

2013

19,785

2014

23,461

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
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

1,398

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,375

prescriptions.

219

patients, 23% of all patients

P 1 5
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

1,365

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,365

prescriptions.

206

patients, 22% of all patients

2 41
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,177

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,160

prescriptions.

210

patients, 22% of all patients

10 3 49
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

1,015

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

976

prescriptions.

184

patients, 19% of all patients

4 20
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

981

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

932

prescriptions.

135

patients, 14% of all patients

10 5 12
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

863

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

858

prescriptions.

145

patients, 15% of all patients

6 17
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

804

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

774

prescriptions.

142

patients, 15% of all patients

P 7 3
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

759

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

747

prescriptions.

117

patients, 12% of all patients

8 36
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

745

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

672

prescriptions.

129

patients, 14% of all patients

9 1
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

539

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

10 6
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

503

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

P 11 9
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

499

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

12 57
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

482

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

133

patients, 14% of all patients

13 65
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

14 14
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.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

15 63
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

133

patients, 14% of all patients

16 18
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

17 15
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

18 74
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

19 78
RIVASTIGMINE*

Used to treat mild to moder... +

Used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss and mental changes) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

20 93
OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Source: National Library of Medicine

251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

21 38
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

250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

22 77
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

23 86
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL

Methylphenidate is used as ... +

Methylphenidate is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; more difficulty focusing, controlling actions, and remaining still or quiet than other people who are the same age) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

24 48
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

240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

25 64
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

26 89
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

27 10
RIVASTIGMINE* 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

28 100
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

29 70
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

O 30 82
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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

31 73
LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

32 34
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

33 99
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

34 11
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

P 35 33
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

35 4
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

P 37 27
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

37 112
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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

39 13
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

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

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 40 43
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

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

41 105
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

42 2
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

43 107
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 24
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

45 121
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

46 122
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 123
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

48 25
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

49 75
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

50 104
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

R 50 85
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

52 87
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 23
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

54 133
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 55
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

56 96
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

A 56 134
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

58 7
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

59 94
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

O 60 66
VALSARTAN

Valsartan is used alone or ... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

60 144
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

Nitrofurantoinis used to treat urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

A R 62 148
NITROFURANTOIN

Treats or prevents urinary ... +

Treats or prevents urinary tract infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

A R 63 151
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

63 151
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

65 35
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 66 119
BENAZEPRIL HCL

Benazepril is used alone or... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 67 154
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

R 68 111
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

A 69 116
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

70 157
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 71 159
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

72 162
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 73 165
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.