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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,100Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 86 out of 2124

$758K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 290 out of 2124

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

62% 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 Jersey
lower than average

Antipsychotics

8% of this provider’s 532 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

25% of this provider’s 551 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

17% of this provider’s 532 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

17% of this provider’s 551 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $90 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$741K

2012

$666K

2013

$687K

2014

$758K

2015

Number of Claims

14,096

2012

12,817

2013

12,237

2014

16,100

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
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

617

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

596

prescriptions.

96

patients, 17% of all patients

1 3
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

587

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

114

patients, 21% of all patients

2 4
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

564

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

94

patients, 17% of all patients

3 7
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

510

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

4 1
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

411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

5 14
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

401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

6 10
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

345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

7 9
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

8 19
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

269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

9 41
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

10 21
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

264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

11 23
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

12 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

239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

13 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

14 2
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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

15 24
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

15 45
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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

17 6
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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 18 54
TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

19 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

20 60
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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

21 11
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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

21 79
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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

23 13
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

24 15
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

25 27
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

26 20
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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

27 56
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

Treats muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury or disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

28 115
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

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

29 18
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

30 46
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

31 59
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

32 28
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

33 50
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

R 34 142
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

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 39
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 P 36 61
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

Latanoprost ophthalmic is used to treat glaucoma (a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision) and ocular hypertension (a condition which causes increased pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

36 121
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

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11 38 136
THIOTHIXENE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 P 39 459
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

39 12
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

41 52
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH

Prevents chest pain (angina... +

Prevents chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 149
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

O 43 29
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 P 44 108
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 44 63
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

84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

46 113
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 47 107
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 48 87
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

48 126
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

Causes numbness or loss of feeling in an area of your body. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

48 88
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

48 66
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

52 48
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

53 25
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 65
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

54 36
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

54 42
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

A 57 155
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 57 76
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 74
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

A 59 31
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

61 37
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 62 125
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

62 38
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

62 98
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

65 81
NYSTOP

Treats infections caused by... +

Treats infections caused by fungus. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 249
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 64
ADVAIR DISKUS

Prevents symptoms of asthma... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

67 49
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 69 103
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 58
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 69 35
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

69 83
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 30
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

69 135
SANTYL

Used to clean skin ulcers a... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

75 122
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 76 85
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 77 95
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

78 120
DILTIAZEM HCL

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

79 231
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 80 94
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

Treats asthma, allergic reactions, inflammation, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

80 96
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 Sept. 28, 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.