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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,225Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 49 out of 1214

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 56 out of 1214

422 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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 Virginia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

26% of this provider’s 332 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

40% of this provider’s 422 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

21% of this provider’s 332 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 422 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 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

$1.22M

2012

$1.33M

2013

$1.25M

2014

$1.09M

2015

Number of Claims

20,913

2012

24,036

2013

20,671

2014

18,225

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

866

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

753

prescriptions.

104

patients, 25% of all patients

1 7
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

848

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

693

prescriptions.

92

patients, 22% of all patients

2 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

638

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

3 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

500

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

92

patients, 22% of all patients

4 2
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

417

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

5 5
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

413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

72

patients, 17% of all patients

6 11
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

408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

75

patients, 18% of all patients

7 6
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

8 4
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

370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

9 3
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

10 10
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

11 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

12 17
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

13 50
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

280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

14 35
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

15 77
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

16 66
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

17 69
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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

18 39
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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

P 19 51
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

20 128
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

21 54
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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

22 25
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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

23 24
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

24 100
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

25 75
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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

26 8
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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

27 71
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

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

28 49
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

29 21
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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

30 87
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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

31 58
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

P 32 88
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

33 23
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

34 31
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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

35 125
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

Treats fungus infections in the mouth, throat, and intestines. Source: National Library of Medicine

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

35 124
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

P 37 129
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

38 102
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

39 111
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

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

40 22
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

41 97
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

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

42 13
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

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

43 76
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

A 43 70
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

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

45 32
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

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

46 130
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 O 47 18
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

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

47 15
SANTYL

Used to clean skin ulcers a... +

Used to clean skin ulcers and severe burns. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

49 171
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

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

50 9
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

Helps control blood sugar levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

51 152
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

52 55
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

53 42
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

54 116
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

55 62
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 56 83
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

56 206
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

R 58 194
PROMETHAZINE HCL

Promethazine is used to rel... +

Promethazine is used to relieve the symptoms of allergic reactions such as allergic rhinitis (runny nose and watery eyes caused by allergy to pollen, mold or dust), allergic conjunctivitis (red, watery eyes caused by allergies), allergic skin reactions, and allergic reactions to blood or plasma products. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

R 59 137
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

60 40
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

61 12
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

A 61 110
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

63 56
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

64 175
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

A R 65 198
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

66 78
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 67 109
TRAVATAN Z

Reduces pressure inside the... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 68 406
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

Treats ulcers and other stomach problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

69 149
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

69 26
COLCRYS

Used to prevent gout attack... +

Used to prevent gout attacks (sudden, severe pain in one or more joints caused by abnormally high levels of a substance called uric acid in the blood) in adults, and to relieve the pain of gout attacks when they occur. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 71 193
LOPERAMIDE

Treats diarrhea and decreas... +

Treats diarrhea and decreases the amount of drainage in patients who have ostomies. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

72 240
RESTASIS

Treats chronic dry eye dise... +

Treats chronic dry eye disease by increasing the amount of tears in your eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 72 255
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

72 19
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 72 93
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

76 73
SYMBICORT

This is a combination of bu... +

This is a combination of budesonide and formoterol used to help control the symptoms of asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 77 103
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

A 78 135
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 Dec. 6, 2016.
  • 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.