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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,353Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 137

$803K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 137

521 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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 York
lower than average

Antipsychotics

14% of this provider’s 456 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 10%.

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Antibiotics

36% of this provider’s 521 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

18% of this provider’s 456 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 12%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 521 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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

$633K

2012

$677K

2013

$699K

2014

$803K

2015

Number of Claims

13,583

2012

16,201

2013

16,677

2014

16,353

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
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

767

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

657

prescriptions.

83

patients, 16% of all patients

1 10
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

700

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

131

patients, 25% of all patients

2 9
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

606

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

109

patients, 21% of all patients

3 6
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

510

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

94

patients, 18% of all patients

4 3
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

497

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

103

patients, 20% of all patients

5 2
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

466

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

92

patients, 18% of all patients

6 1
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

420

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

7 13
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

8 7
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

319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

9 18
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

10 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

11 4
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

12 33
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

248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

13 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

14 19
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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

15 22
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

16 24
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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

17 84
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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

18 36
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

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

19 8
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

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

20 5
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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

21 25
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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

22 12
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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

23 17
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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

24 52
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE

Ipratropium oral inhalation... +

Ipratropium oral inhalation is used to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness 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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

25 110
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

26 41
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

27 43
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

28 40
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

29 59
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

30 37
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

30 46
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

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

30 14
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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

33 64
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

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

34 71
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

R 35 134
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

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

36 154
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

37 107
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

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

38 23
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

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

39 50
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

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

40 44
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

P 41 47
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

109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

P 42 29
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

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

A 43 60
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) caused by congestive heart failure, kidney disease, or liver disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

44 151
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 45 92
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

R 46 207
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

47 75
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

48 39
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

49 30
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

50 67
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

51 65
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 52 138
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

53 28
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

O 54 44
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

55 55
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

55 119
ASMANEX

Mometasone inhalation is us... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

55 270
TRANSDERM-SCOP 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 58 273
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

59 51
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling... +

Treats gingivitis (swelling of the gums) and other problems of the mouth and gums. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

59 113
SANTYL

Used to clean skin ulcers a... +

Used to clean skin ulcers and severe burns. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

61 159
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 P 61 198
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

63 26
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

Phenytoin is used to control certain type of seizures, and to treat and prevent seizures that may begin during or after surgery to the brain or nervous system. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 64 284
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

65 129
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 66 63
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 66 72
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

66 115
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

69 42
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 31
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 70 104
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

A 70 163
HEPARIN SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

70 145
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

74 174
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 74 230
SILVER SULFADIAZINE

Treats skin infections in p... +

Treats skin infections in patients with severe burns. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

76 95
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 76 20
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 Nov. 15, 2014.
  • 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.