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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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17,610Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 1396

$955K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 68 out of 1396

555 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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 Maryland
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

25% of this provider’s 555 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

15% of this provider’s 543 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 11%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 555 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $95 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$1.13M

2012

$1.12M

2013

$1.08M

2014

$955K

2015

Number of Claims

20,162

2012

20,427

2013

19,666

2014

17,610

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
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

917

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

917

prescriptions.

129

patients, 23% of all patients

1 5
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

901

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

896

prescriptions.

136

patients, 25% of all patients

2 1
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

721

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

716

prescriptions.

96

patients, 17% of all patients

3 7
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

651

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

651

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

4 13
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

640

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

94

patients, 17% of all patients

5 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

556

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

6 2
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

548

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

7 4
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

466

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

8 12
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

459

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

9 8
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

410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

10 71
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

11 17
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

12 50
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

13 25
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

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

14 9
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

100

patients, 18% of all patients

15 26
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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

R 16 38
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

16 74
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

18 6
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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

19 10
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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

20 79
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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

21 15
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Source: National Library of Medicine

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

22 192
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

23 16
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

24 65
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

25 23
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

168

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

26 19
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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

27 123
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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

28 14
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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

28 33
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

30 54
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

O 31 18
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

32 55
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

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

33 22
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

33 64
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

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

35 47
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

36 44
ROZEREM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

37 286
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

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

38 60
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 28
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 169
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

41 221
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

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 86
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

101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

<11 43 51
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

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 70
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11 45 94
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

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

46 11
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH

Prevents chest pain (angina... +

Prevents chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 180
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

46 29
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

49 176
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

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

50 62
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

50 116
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 129
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

53 36
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

54 160
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 120
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 56 57
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

57 77
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

58 21
VYTORIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 327
AMITIZA

Treats certain types of lon... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 174
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

61 49
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 30
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

61 378
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 37
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 65 84
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

A 65 46
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 R 67 134
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 34
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

A 69 68
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 70 105
LANSOPRAZOLE

Treats stomach ulcers, gast... +

Treats stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 71 124
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 72 101
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN

This combination of medicin... +

This combination of medicines are used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 73 317
PRADAXA

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 74 219
PROCTOSOL-HC

This is used to help reliev... +

This is used to help relieve redness, itching, swelling, or other discomfort caused by skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 75 429
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 76 20
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 76 250
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 76 195
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 July 6, 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.