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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,405Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 91 out of 1801

$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 43 out of 1801

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

10% 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 Georgia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 852 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

19% of this provider’s 904 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

12% of this provider’s 852 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 13%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 904 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$1.11M

2012

$1.04M

2013

$1.16M

2014

$1.37M

2015

Number of Claims

15,498

2012

15,387

2013

19,383

2014

21,405

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,873

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,765

prescriptions.

337

patients, 37% of all patients

1 5
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

1,015

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

989

prescriptions.

186

patients, 21% of all patients

2 3
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

994

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

944

prescriptions.

189

patients, 21% of all patients

3 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

947

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

913

prescriptions.

181

patients, 20% of all patients

4 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

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

704

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

693

prescriptions.

139

patients, 15% of all patients

5 13
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

566

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

124

patients, 14% of all patients

6 8
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

529

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

116

patients, 13% of all patients

7 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

478

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

8 15
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

467

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

9 87
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

415

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

10 83
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

385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

11 11
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

11 68
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

13 9
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

14 36
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

324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

15 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

16 25
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

275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

17 48
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

18 19
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

19 28
GLIPIZIDE

Used with diet and exercise... +

Used with diet and exercise to help control blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

20 56
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

21 4
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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

21 89
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

21 20
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

24 32
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

25 60
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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

26 21
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

27 18
INDAPAMIDE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

28 206
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

29 10
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

Terazosin 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

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

30 140
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

31 14
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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

32 29
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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

33 44
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

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

34 45
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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

35 30
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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

36 12
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

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

37 49
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

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

37 82
METFORMIN HCL ER

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

39 52
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

40 61
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

41 145
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

42 42
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

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

42 27
COLESTIPOL HCL

Used to lower high choleste... +

Used to lower high cholesterol levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

44 406
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

45 161
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

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

46 76
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 39
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

48 40
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

48 23
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

50 31
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

O 50 7
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

52 58
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

53 79
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

O 54 17
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

55 101
ZOSTAVAX

Prevents shingles (herpes z... +

Prevents shingles (herpes zoster virus). Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

56 250
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

57 150
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

57 26
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

59 53
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 P 60 54
NIACIN ER

Lowers cholesterol and trig... +

Lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood and treats niacin deficiency (pellagra). Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 202
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 62 46
RALOXIFENE HCL

Raloxifene is used to preve... +

Raloxifene is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (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). Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

63 183
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

64 24
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

R 65 34
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

66 51
QUINAPRIL HCL

Quinapril is used alone or ... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

67 225
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

Doxycycline is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; Lyme disease; acne; infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems; and anthrax (after inhalational exposure). Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A 68 139
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

69 92
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 70 88
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

70 22
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 72 186
CALCITONIN-SALMON

Calcitonin salmon is used t... +

Calcitonin salmon is used to treat osteoporosis in women who are at least 5 years past menopause and cannot or do not want to take estrogen products. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 72 381
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

74 41
ONGLYZA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (condition in which blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 74 265
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

R 76 164
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 Feb. 17, 2011.
  • 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.