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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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17,649Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 951

$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 951

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

49% 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 Washington
lower than average

Antipsychotics

8% of this provider’s 761 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

24% of this provider’s 807 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

10% of this provider’s 761 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

16% of this provider’s 807 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$1.18M

2012

$1.15M

2013

$1.08M

2014

$1M

2015

Number of Claims

21,215

2012

20,992

2013

19,911

2014

17,649

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
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

833

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

800

prescriptions.

132

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
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

657

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

624

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

2 14
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

514

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

108

patients, 13% of all patients

3 6
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

498

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

4 2
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

496

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

5 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

451

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

6 3
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

406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

7 22
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

402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

8 5
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

340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

9 4
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

10 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

11 15
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

292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

12 16
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

269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

13 37
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

254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

14 8
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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

P 15 46
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

16 44
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

17 31
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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

18 13
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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

19 122
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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

20 9
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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

21 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

O 22 10
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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

23 60
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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

24 61
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

25 23
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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

26 12
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

O 27 26
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

28 18
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

29 38
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

O 30 24
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

31 17
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

32 28
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

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

33 35
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

34 29
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

35 72
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

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

36 20
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

37 21
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

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

38 39
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

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

39 100
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

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

40 32
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

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

41 30
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

42 27
JANTOVEN

Helps to prevent new blood ... +

Helps to prevent new blood clots from forming, and helps to keep existing blood clots from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 106
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

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

44 63
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

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 57
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

46 59
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

47 45
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

48 239
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

48 149
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

50 137
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 129
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

52 62
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 102
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

54 41
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

55 50
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

55 71
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

57 179
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

58 25
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to r... +

Metoclopramide is used to relieve heartburn and speed the healing of ulcers and sores in the esophagus (tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) in people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the esophagus) that did not get better with other treatments. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

59 170
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

Morphine (extended release) is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 O 60 52
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

60 141
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

62 78
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL

Nortriptyline is used to tr... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

62 120
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

62 121
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 P 65 362
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

66 49
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 P 67 244
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 68 68
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

69 110
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 69 48
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), 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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 71 64
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 O 72 42
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

72 76
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

A 72 107
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 April 23, 2008.
  • 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.