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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,663Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 86 out of 810

$1.46M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 39 out of 810

411 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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 Indiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

30% of this provider’s 229 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 411 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

24% of this provider’s 229 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 12%.

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Opioids

53% of this provider’s 411 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$88 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $82 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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

$518K

2012

$894K

2013

$1.2M

2014

$1.46M

2015

Number of Claims

4,926

2012

10,675

2013

12,831

2014

16,663

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
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

688

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

153

patients, 37% of all patients

1 31
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

657

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

115

patients, 28% of all patients

O 2 7
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

583

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

97

patients, 24% of all patients

3 30
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

Ropinirole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

517

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

91

patients, 22% of all patients

4 66
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

482

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

81

patients, 20% of all patients

5 47
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

420

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

73

patients, 18% of all patients

P 6 75
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

7 10
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

386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

91

patients, 22% of all patients

8 5
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

337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

9 72
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

10 26
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

304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

11 3
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

301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

12 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

13 2
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

O 14 49
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

15 17
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

16 6
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

O 17 95
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

O 18 85
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

19 48
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

20 4
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

21 151
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

O 22 131
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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

23 9
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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

24 27
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

R 25 81
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

26 135
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

P 27 106
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE

The combination is used as ... +

The combination is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

28 286
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

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

29 56
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

O 30 186
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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

31 57
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

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

32 24
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

33 51
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

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

34 18
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

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

35 73
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

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

36 90
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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

37 16
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

38 20
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

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

R 38 42
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

P 40 190
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

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

40 11
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

42 8
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

43 84
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

44 32
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

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

44 19
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

46 142
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O 47 22
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

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

48 23
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

Treats asthma, allergic reactions, inflammation, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

49 120
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

50 36
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

51 21
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

52 60
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

A 52 55
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

A 54 117
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

55 39
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

55 14
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

P 57 232
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

58 76
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

59 67
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

59 53
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

61 12
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

61 52
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

61 15
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

64 83
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

65 25
METHOTREXATE

Treats several kinds of can... +

Treats several kinds of cancer, including cancer of the blood, bone, lung, breast, head, or neck. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

66 175
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

67 28
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

67 29
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

69 13
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

70 101
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

Replaces estrogen that decreases with menopause or removal of the ovaries. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 R 70 172
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 70 102
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

73 50
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on July 25, 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.