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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,181Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 148 out of 711

$936K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 119 out of 711

840 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

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Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Louisiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

30% of this provider’s 840 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

3% of this provider’s 787 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 13%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 840 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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

$717K

2012

$852K

2013

$992K

2014

$936K

2015

Number of Claims

11,298

2012

13,249

2013

15,028

2014

14,181

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

954

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

898

prescriptions.

247

patients, 29% of all patients

1 3
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

653

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

155

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

592

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

155

patients, 18% of all patients

3 4
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

472

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

130

patients, 15% of all patients

4 1
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

466

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

126

patients, 15% of all patients

5 8
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

411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

116

patients, 14% of all patients

6 5
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

399

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

7 109
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

347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

8 14
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

318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

9 6
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

282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

10 43
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

11 89
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

12 12
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

227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

13 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

219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

14 15
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

218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

15 25
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

O 16 148
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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

17 17
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

18 7
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

19 11
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

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

20 100
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

O 21 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

22 37
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

23 51
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

24 19
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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

25 18
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

26 23
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

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

27 30
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

28 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

O 29 9
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

30 56
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

31 135
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

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

A 32 78
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

32 32
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

34 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

35 29
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

35 53
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

A 37 154
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

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

38 57
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

39 16
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

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

40 31
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

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

41 82
GLIPIZIDE ER

Glipizide is used along wit... +

Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, 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

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

41 146
METFORMIN HCL ER

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

87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

43 45
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

44 21
RALOXIFENE HCL

Raloxifene is used to preve... +

Raloxifene is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (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). Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 193
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

45 58
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

77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

47 86
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

48 296
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

74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

49 50
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

73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

50 13
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

51 22
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

72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

51 27
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

53 90
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

54 126
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL

The combination of amlodipi... +

The combination of amlodipine and benazepril is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

54 61
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 26
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

57 34
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

58 63
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

59 59
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

A 60 52
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

61 42
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

61 91
CARTIA XT

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

61 211
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

64 36
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 64 79
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

66 60
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

67 44
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 28
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

67 66
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. 28, 2010.
  • 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.