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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,596Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 118 out of 6974

$1.44M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 257 out of 6974

566 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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

2% of this provider’s 546 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

42% of this provider’s 566 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

16% of this provider’s 546 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

14% of this provider’s 566 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$1.06M

2012

$1.27M

2013

$1.39M

2014

$1.44M

2015

Number of Claims

17,269

2012

20,406

2013

23,343

2014

23,596

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
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

1,387

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,375

prescriptions.

218

patients, 39% of all patients

1 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,382

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,360

prescriptions.

200

patients, 35% of all patients

2 2
CALCITRIOL

Treats low blood calcium in... +

Treats low blood calcium in kidney dialysis patients and other patients. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,226

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,214

prescriptions.

214

patients, 38% of all patients

10 3 202
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,168

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,154

prescriptions.

185

patients, 33% of all patients

4 1
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

1,024

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,011

prescriptions.

250

patients, 44% of all patients

5 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

826

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

821

prescriptions.

126

patients, 22% of all patients

6 50
LOVAZA 768

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

763

prescriptions.

157

patients, 28% of all patients

10 7 211
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

680

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

105

patients, 19% of all patients

8 16
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

601

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

596

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

9 46
AZELASTINE HCL

Used to treat hay fever and... +

Used to treat hay fever and allergy symptoms including runny nose, sneezing, and itchy nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

582

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

164

patients, 29% of all patients

10 171
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

534

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

164

patients, 29% of all patients

11 38
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

517

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

119

patients, 21% of all patients

12 4
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

498

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

96

patients, 17% of all patients

13 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

476

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

132

patients, 23% of all patients

14 6
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

15 21
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

16 24
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

16 14
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

382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

175

patients, 31% of all patients

18 51
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

375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

19 55
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

372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

20 82
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

105

patients, 19% of all patients

21 26
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

332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

22 73
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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

23 3
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

24 40
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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

25 112
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

Causes numbness or loss of feeling in an area of your body. Source: National Library of Medicine

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

102

patients, 18% of all patients

26 102
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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

26 33
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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

28 15
JANUMET

This is a combination drug ... +

This is a combination drug containing metformin and sitagliptin and is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

29 131
NAPHAZOLINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

30 183
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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

126

patients, 22% of all patients

31 43
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

32 32
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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

33 28
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

34 149
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

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

35 100
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

36 17
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

O 37 30
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

38 11
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Levocetirizine is an antihi... +

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and hives of the skin. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

38 115
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

105

patients, 19% of all patients

A 40 42
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

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

41 194
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

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

42 135
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

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

43 236
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

44 13
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

45 127
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

46 70
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

46 281
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

48 88
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

A 49 105
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 85
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

51 60
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 97
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

53 86
FAMOTIDINE*

Treats ulcers, gastroesopha... +

Treats ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause the stomach to produce too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

54 35
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling... +

Treats gingivitis (swelling of the gums) and other problems of the mouth and gums. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

55 245
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 54
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, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

R 57 34
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

58 75
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 123
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

59 58
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 155
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 119
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

63 56
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

A 63 71
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

63 53
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 66 47
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 59
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

68 206
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

69 36
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 70 186
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

This medicine is an antifungal. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

71 284
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.