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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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16,753Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 246 out of 3110

$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 257 out of 3110

671 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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

5% of this provider’s 536 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

43% of this provider’s 671 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

14% of this provider’s 536 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

19% of this provider’s 671 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $84 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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

$116K

2012

$565K

2013

$950K

2014

$1.24M

2015

Number of Claims

2,261

2012

9,611

2013

15,362

2014

16,753

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

884

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

724

prescriptions.

176

patients, 26% 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

522

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

2 1
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

480

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

3 9
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

401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

4 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

396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

5 6
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

6 5
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

359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

7 48
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

354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

8 70
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

331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

9 19
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

10 50
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

11 4
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

12 35
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

265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

13 18
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

14 7
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

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

15 22
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

16 10
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

17 17
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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

18 2
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis. Source: National Library of Medicine

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

19 239
BENAZEPRIL HCL

Benazepril is used alone or... +

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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

20 88
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

20 21
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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

22 28
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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

23 8
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

121

patients, 18% of all patients

24 23
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

O 25 12
CHLORTHALIDONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

26 191
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

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

146

patients, 22% of all patients

A 27 54
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

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

27 14
JANUMET XR

This combination is used to... +

This combination is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

29 263
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

Used with proper diet and exercise to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

30 137
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

31 79
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

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

32 75
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

33 27
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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

34 58
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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

35 32
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

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

36 39
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

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

111

patients, 17% of all patients

37 85
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

A 38 45
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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

39 47
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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

39 37
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

41 25
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

42 61
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

43 40
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

44 52
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

45 136
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

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

P 45 57
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

45 86
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

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

48 65
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

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

49 13
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

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

50 82
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

51 16
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

51 83
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

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

53 77
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

54 29
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

55 42
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 49
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

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

R 57 36
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

58 38
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

59 172
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN

This is used by people with... +

This is used by people with diabetes to help keep blood sugar levels under control. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

59 229
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 61 44
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

62 132
NOVOLIN 70-30

Insulin injection is used t... +

Insulin injection is used to control blood sugar in people who have type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not make insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or in people who have type 2 diabetes (condition in which the blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally) that cannot be controlled with oral medications alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 207
CLONIDINE

Used alone or together with... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 64 249
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

65 101
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

65 111
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

67 68
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

68 99
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 170
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

70 55
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 71 30
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

72 73
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

Treats gastroesophageal ref... +

Treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and a damaged esophagus. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

72 169
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

Treats psoriasis, skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

72 250
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

Treats short-term, medium to medium-severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O 75 100
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

75 69
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

77 115
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

77 316
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 77 76
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

80 26
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

80 53
INCONTROL PEN NEEDLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

82 359
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 March 9, 2017.
  • 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.