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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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44,753Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 1037

$2.95M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 1037

1,048 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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 Connecticut
lower than average

Antipsychotics

19% of this provider’s 804 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

38% of this provider’s 1,048 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

21% of this provider’s 804 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 11%.

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Opioids

6% of this provider’s 1,048 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 11%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 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

$3.12M

2012

$3.28M

2013

$3.16M

2014

$2.95M

2015

Number of Claims

47,668

2012

52,705

2013

48,962

2014

44,753

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

2,545

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

2,251

prescriptions.

107

patients, 10% of all patients

1 8
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

2,215

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,814

prescriptions.

227

patients, 22% of all patients

2 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,141

prescriptions.

210

patients, 20% of all patients

3 1
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

1,347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,096

prescriptions.

177

patients, 17% of all patients

4 2
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

1,243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

936

prescriptions.

177

patients, 17% of all patients

5 18
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

1,222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,040

prescriptions.

165

patients, 16% of all patients

6 3
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

859

prescriptions.

159

patients, 15% of all patients

7 4
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

1,098

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

939

prescriptions.

159

patients, 15% of all patients

8 10
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,028

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

924

prescriptions.

146

patients, 14% of all patients

9 29
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

783

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

625

prescriptions.

138

patients, 13% of all patients

10 9
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

762

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

P 11 45
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

747

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

95

patients, 9% of all patients

12 14
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

685

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

96

patients, 9% of all patients

13 7
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

675

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

14 6
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

662

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

95

patients, 9% of all patients

15 16
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

599

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

P 16 55
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

575

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

17 61
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

536

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

18 21
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

516

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

19 25
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

473

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

20 11
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

465

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

21 68
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

415

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

22 44
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

409

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

23 13
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

377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

24 23
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

375

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

25 33
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

357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

26 12
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

341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

27 36
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

336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

28 15
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

29 30
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

P 30 77
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

31 19
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

32 83
NEXIUM

Treats heartburn, gastroeso... +

Treats heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

33 49
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

220

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

34 63
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

217

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

35 84
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

213

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

36 41
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

209

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

37 39
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

209

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

37 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

203

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

39 28
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

201

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

40 35
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

199

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

41 62
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

195

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

42 90
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

185

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

43 98
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

44 17
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

182

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

45 26
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

46 94
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

47 57
DEXILANT

Treats erosive esophagitis,... +

Treats erosive esophagitis, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other conditions caused by too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

48 101
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

172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

49 34
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 49 116
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

172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

49 40
AMITIZA

Treats certain types of lon... +

Treats certain types of long-term constipation by helping you have a bowel movement. Source: National Library of Medicine

170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

52 126
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

169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

R 53 27
SPIRIVA

Prevents the symptoms of br... +

Prevents the symptoms of bronchospasm caused by emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

54 58
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

165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

54 137
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

<11 P 54 114
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

57 82
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

58 128
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

59 136
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

R 60 130
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

A 61 46
PROMETHAZINE HCL

Promethazine is used to rel... +

Promethazine is used to relieve the symptoms of allergic reactions such as allergic rhinitis (runny nose and watery eyes caused by allergy to pollen, mold or dust), allergic conjunctivitis (red, watery eyes caused by allergies), allergic skin reactions, and allergic reactions to blood or plasma products. Source: National Library of Medicine

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

R 62 277
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

62 99
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

R 10 62 299
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

65 218
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

66 32
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

O 67 31
ONDANSETRON HCL*

Ondansetron is used to prev... +

Ondansetron is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

68 182
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

69 141
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

A 70 75
KLOR-CON M20

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

70 81
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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

72 106
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

72 176
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

A 72 115
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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

72 66
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

76 171
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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

77 73
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

78 162
PERPHENAZINE

Treats the symptoms of cert... +

Treats the symptoms of certain mental disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 P 79 200
RENVELA

Lowers the amount of phosph... +

Lowers the amount of phosphorus in blood of patients receiving kidney dialysis. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

80 187
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

81 123
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

Doxycycline is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; Lyme disease; acne; infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems; and anthrax (after inhalational exposure). Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

A 82 104
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

Treats nerve pain that is caused by herpes zoster, or "shingles. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

82 261
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

82 24
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

85 80
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

85 192
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

87 151
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

87 70
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

87 89
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

90 74
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

R 91 122
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

92 76
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

R 92 143
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

94 193
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

95 79
PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

96 52
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 97 160
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

97 22
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

99 95
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

100 87
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

100 47
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 100 59
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

103 146
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

103 54
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

103 69
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

103 72
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

A 107 150
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

107 67
SANTYL

Used to clean skin ulcers a... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

109 221
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

This combination medication is used to treat a variety of inflamed fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

109 133
TRANSDERM-SCOP 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

111 227
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

112 43
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

113 164
TAMIFLU

Used in the treatment of th... +

Used in the treatment of the infection caused by the flu virus (influenza A and influenza B). Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

114 105
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

115 178
PHENYTOIN

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 115 220
COLCRYS

Used to prevent gout attack... +

Used to prevent gout attacks (sudden, severe pain in one or more joints caused by abnormally high levels of a substance called uric acid in the blood) in adults, and to relieve the pain of gout attacks when they occur. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

117 209
SYMBICORT

This is a combination of bu... +

This is a combination of budesonide and formoterol used to help control the symptoms of asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

118 102
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 119 190
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

119 91
LINZESS

Used in adults to treat irr... +

Used in adults to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C; a condition that causes stomach pain or cramps, bloating, and infrequent or difficult passage of stools) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC; difficult or infrequent passage of stools that lasts for 3 months or longer and is not caused by a disease or a medication). Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

121 189
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 122 109
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

123 88
VANCOMYCIN HCL*

Treats bacterial infections. +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

A 124 251
NASONEX

Treats or prevents the symp... +

Treats or prevents the symptoms of seasonal (short-term) and perennial (year-round) allergies (hay fever), such as stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, and watery eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

125 167
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 P 126 207
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

126 96
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

128 129
SENSIPAR

Lowers the amount of calciu... +

Lowers the amount of calcium in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 128 196
LATUDA

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 P 128 298
PRADAXA

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) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 131 216
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

132 108
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 132 92
MOXIFLOXACIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

A 134 371
TIMOLOL MALEATE

Ophthalmic timolol is used ... +

Ophthalmic timolol is used to treat glaucoma, a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 134 214
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

136 170
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

Treats skin infections and bacterial infections in your nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

136 217
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

138 38
DALIRESP

Used to prevent the symptom... +

Used to prevent the symptoms (flare-ups) of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

138 292
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

O 138 166
COLCHICINE

Prevent or treat attacks of... +

Prevent or treat attacks of gout. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

141 262
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

142 185
MECLIZINE HCL

Meclizine is used to preven... +

Meclizine is used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

142 132
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 142 93
SAPHRIS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 P 145 383
OLANZAPINE ODT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P 146 248
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 146 159
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

148 163
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

A 148 85
THEO-24 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 148 392
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used 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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 151 78
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 151 153
ZENPEP 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 151 401
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

154 140
ENULOSE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 155 148
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

A 155 120
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 P 155 225
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 Dec. 21, 2016.
  • 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.