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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,181Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 113

$740K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 113

366 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
56% 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 Pennsylvania
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

36% of this provider’s 366 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

This provider prescribed potentially inappropriate drugs 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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Opioids

34% of this provider’s 366 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

50 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 24.


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

$495K

2012

$560K

2013

$577K

2014

$740K

2015

Number of Claims

12,187

2012

13,873

2013

14,955

2014

18,181

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

1,271

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,241

prescriptions.

128

patients, 35% of all patients

1 2
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

907

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

907

prescriptions.

74

patients, 20% 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

788

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

788

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

3 9
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

548

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

73

patients, 20% of all patients

4 3
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

522

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

58

patients, 16% of all patients

5 10
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

489

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

58

patients, 16% of all patients

6 7
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

488

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

90

patients, 25% of all patients

7 5
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

476

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

78

patients, 21% of all patients

8 12
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

430

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

9 29
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

62

patients, 17% of all patients

O 10 24
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

348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

11 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

12 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

13 6
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

14 11
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

15 8
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

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

16 13
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

17 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

18 45
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

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

19 21
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

20 51
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

21 42
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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

22 25
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

23 20
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

24 35
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

25 33
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

26 19
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

27 26
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL

The combination of albutero... +

The combination of albuterol and ipratropium is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

28 48
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

29 31
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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

29 22
KLOR-CON M10

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

31 109
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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

57

patients, 16% of all patients

A 32 68
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

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

33 47
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

33 18
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

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

35 61
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

P 36 32
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

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

37 64
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

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

38 23
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

39 55
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

O 40 41
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

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

41 30
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

41 83
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

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

43 17
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

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

44 57
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

45 28
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

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11 O 46 69
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

A 47 95
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

48 114
MORPHINE SULFATE

Morphine is used to relieve... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

O 48 136
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

50 16
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

50 90
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 52 71
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 53 251
JANTOVEN

Helps to prevent new blood ... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 53 66
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 P 55 62
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 56 27
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 57 120
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

58 162
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE

Ipratropium oral inhalation... +

Ipratropium oral inhalation is used to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

59 188
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 60 149
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

60 36
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 60 72
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 63 111
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 63 38
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 63 116
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 66 39
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

67 46
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 68 60
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 69 37
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 O 69 121
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

A 69 105
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

72 59
PRADAXA

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) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 73 157
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 73 79
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 73 245
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 73 159
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

77 63
CHOLESTYRAMINE

Lowers high cholesterol lev... +

Lowers high cholesterol levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

77 233
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 June 9, 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.