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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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14,431Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 226 out of 7305

$969K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 239 out of 7305

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

95% 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 California
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

80% of this provider’s 426 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

23% of this provider’s 400 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 10%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 426 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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

$827K

2012

$885K

2013

$993K

2014

$969K

2015

Number of Claims

14,858

2012

15,484

2013

15,041

2014

14,431

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

526

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

118

patients, 28% of all patients

1 1
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

441

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

85

patients, 20% of all patients

2 4
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

115

patients, 27% of all patients

3 17
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

214

patients, 50% of all patients

A 4 45
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

353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

96

patients, 23% of all patients

5 7
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

322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

6 16
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura XL) 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

293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

7 93
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

291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

131

patients, 31% of all patients

8 52
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

155

patients, 36% of all patients

A 9 106
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

278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

9 6
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

276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

11 9
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

270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

12 18
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

13 13
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

14 11
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

112

patients, 26% of all patients

15 62
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

16 22
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

17 43
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

105

patients, 25% of all patients

18 68
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

19 30
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

Treats mild to moderate pain and help relieve symptoms of arthritis (e. Source: National Library of Medicine

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

69

patients, 16% of all patients

20 84
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

20 35
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

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

22 15
AMANTADINE

Treats or prevents the flu ... +

Treats or prevents the flu (influenza type A). Source: National Library of Medicine

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

116

patients, 27% of all patients

23 339
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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

24 44
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE

Treats diarrhea. +

Treats diarrhea. Source: National Library of Medicine

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

109

patients, 26% of all patients

25 230
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

26 48
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

154

prescriptions.

73

patients, 17% of all patients

27 85
CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

Treats a circulation problem in which too little blood flows into your leg muscles (intermittent claudication). Source: National Library of Medicine

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

28 216
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

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

29 14
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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

30 196
DEXILANT

Treats erosive esophagitis,... +

Treats erosive esophagitis, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other conditions caused by too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

31 88
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

Treats nerve pain that is caused by herpes zoster, or "shingles. Source: National Library of Medicine

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

32 176
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

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

33 160
QVAR

Prevents asthma attacks. +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

72

patients, 17% of all patients

34 107
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

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

35 54
LEVOFLOXACIN

Levofloxacin is used to tre... +

Levofloxacin is used to treat certain infections such as pneumonia, chronic bronchitis and sinus, urinary tract, kidney, prostate (a male reproductive gland), and skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

92

patients, 22% of all patients

A 36 104
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

36 152
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

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

38 32
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

39 3
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

39 76
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

O 41 71
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

112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

42 28
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

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

43 21
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

44 42
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

45 81
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

46 5
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

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

46 69
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

Helps patients who have cystic fibrosis, pancreatitis, or digestive disorders digest food. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

48 113
CROMOLYN SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

49 296
TRIAZOLAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

50 329
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

Megestrol tablets treat breast and uterine cancer. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

R 51 198
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

85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

R 51 39
ACARBOSE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

53 240
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

79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

54 61
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

78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

55 317
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE

Bisoprolol is used alone or... +

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

77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

56 293
MISOPROSTOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

57 323
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

74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

57 225
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

73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

59 51
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.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

60 38
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

61 58
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

A 62 70
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

63 2
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

64 138
ZENPEP 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

64 364
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

66 98
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

67 27
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

A 68 95
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

Hydrocortisone is available with or without a prescription. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

68 252
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

70 47
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

70 78
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

70 295
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

Treats itching or watering of eyes caused by allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

73 178
FLOVENT HFA

Prevents asthma attacks. Th... +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

73 309
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve tension headaches. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

R 75 504
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 76 96
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

76 90
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, 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.