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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,446Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 222 out of 2474

$907K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 300 out of 2474

569 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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 Pennsylvania
lower than average

Antipsychotics

21% of this provider’s 501 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

29% of this provider’s 569 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

14% of this provider’s 501 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 10%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 569 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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

$94.2K

2013

$327K

2014

$907K

2015

Number of Claims

2012

3,121

2013

6,210

2014

16,446

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
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

756

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

710

prescriptions.

113

patients, 20% of all patients

1 7
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

554

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

2 10
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

440

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

96

patients, 17% of all patients

3 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

110

patients, 19% of all patients

4 2
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

400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

5 3
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

382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

6 8
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

7 4
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

380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

7 21
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

9 14
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

345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

P 10 56
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

11 16
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

251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

12 15
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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

13 28
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

P 14 73
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

15 5
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

16 20
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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

17 24
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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

18 11
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

18 36
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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

20 30
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

21 37
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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

22 6
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

23 27
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

24 19
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

P 25 120
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

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

26 85
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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

27 12
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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

28 9
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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

29 13
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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

30 49
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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

31 66
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

O 32 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

33 96
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

34 82
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

35 26
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 143
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

109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

37 99
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

<11 38 65
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM

Used to prevent deep venous... +

Used to prevent deep venous thrombosis, a condition in which harmful blood clots form in the blood vessels of the legs. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 204
PROCRIT 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11 40 349
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

40 81
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

42 33
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

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

43 57
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 172
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

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

45 139
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 76
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

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

47 127
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

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

47 132
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

87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

49 53
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

50 31
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 102
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

52 55
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

O 53 43
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

54 40
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

R 55 90
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 55 202
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

57 29
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

O 58 34
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

59 83
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

A 60 77
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

60 136
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

62 48
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 62 71
HEPARIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 64 187
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

64 17
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

Nitrofurantoinis used to treat urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

A R 66 224
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

67 78
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

68 47
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

68 22
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

70 125
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

70 170
SENSIPAR

Lowers the amount of calciu... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 72 206
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 73 64
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

A 73 126
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 73 80
OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 76 418
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

A 77 117
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 Oct. 17, 2014.
  • 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.