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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,735Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 129 out of 4892

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 212 out of 4892

261 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

100% 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 Texas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

18% of this provider’s 244 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

43% of this provider’s 261 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

33% of this provider’s 244 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

36% of this provider’s 261 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

72 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

2012

$746K

2013

$927K

2014

$1.09M

2015

Number of Claims

2012

18,174

2013

18,115

2014

18,735

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
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

806

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

722

prescriptions.

68

patients, 26% of all patients

1 19
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

779

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

754

prescriptions.

55

patients, 21% of all patients

2 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

707

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

662

prescriptions.

52

patients, 20% of all patients

3 4
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

505

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

34

patients, 13% of all patients

4 23
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

470

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

39

patients, 15% of all patients

5 10
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

6 5
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

425

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

42

patients, 16% of all patients

7 26
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

415

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

39

patients, 15% of all patients

8 15
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

399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

9 6
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

34

patients, 13% of all patients

10 20
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

34

patients, 13% of all patients

11 8
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

388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

36

patients, 14% of all patients

11 3
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

372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

13 7
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

343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

14 12
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

335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

15 63
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

325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

16 16
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

320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

17 35
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

18 2
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

287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

19 82
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

278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

20 31
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

21 117
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

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

46

patients, 18% of all patients

R 22 36
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

79

patients, 30% of all patients

O 23 11
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

24 21
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

25 69
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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

26 124
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

27 83
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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

28 14
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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

28 33
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

191

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

P 30 58
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

31 62
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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

32 44
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

33 59
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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

34 52
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

35 97
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

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

36 42
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 37 47
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

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

38 74
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

39 17
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

40 115
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

41 43
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

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

42 29
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 P 43 125
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

Treats itching or watering of eyes caused by allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

44 210
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

O 45 9
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 46 28
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

47 281
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL

The combination of dorzolam... +

The combination of dorzolamide and timolol is used to treat eye conditions, including glaucoma and ocular hypertension, in which increased pressure can lead to a gradual loss of vision. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

48 400
FELODIPINE ER

Felodipine is used to treat... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 48 242
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

P 48 91
MYRBETRIQ

Used to treat overactive bl... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 51 231
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 51 128
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

43

patients, 16% of all patients

53 114
CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

Treats a circulation problem in which too little blood flows into your leg muscles (intermittent claudication). Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 54 178
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 54 22
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

56 119
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 57 72
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Levocetirizine is an antihi... +

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and hives of the skin. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

41

patients, 16% of all patients

58 106
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 58 76
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 60 30
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

60 340
TOVIAZ

Used to treat symptoms of a... +

Used to treat symptoms of an overactive bladder, such as incontinence (loss of bladder control) or a frequent need to urinate. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 62 382
VANISHPOINT 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

10 63 534
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 64 107
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

64 25
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

64 49
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 64 135
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE

Tolterodine is used treat o... +

Tolterodine is used 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) to relieve urinary difficulties, including frequent urination and inability to control urination. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 64 481
SURE COMFORT* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

69 327
ENABLEX 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 69 497
VYTORIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 71 263
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

46

patients, 18% of all patients

A 72 51
CALCITRIOL

Treats low blood calcium in... +

Treats low blood calcium in kidney dialysis patients and other patients. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 73 296
TRAVATAN Z

Reduces pressure inside the... +

Reduces pressure inside the eye that is caused by glaucoma or ocular hypertension (high blood pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 74 328
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 75 194
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 R 75 123
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 77 109
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

Pramipexole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 77 162
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 79 147
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 80 343
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

44

patients, 17% of all patients

A 80 129
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. 7, 2012.
  • 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.