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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,701Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 793

$1.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 793

896 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

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Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Minnesota
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

24% of this provider’s 896 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 18%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

8% of this provider’s 837 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 9%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 896 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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

$1.01M

2012

$1.2M

2013

$1.31M

2014

$1.34M

2015

Number of Claims

18,728

2012

19,186

2013

18,680

2014

18,701

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,199

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,162

prescriptions.

239

patients, 27% of all patients

1 2
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

846

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

813

prescriptions.

177

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
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

825

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

772

prescriptions.

196

patients, 22% of all patients

3 5
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

787

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

760

prescriptions.

181

patients, 20% of all patients

4 3
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

671

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

134

patients, 15% of all patients

5 11
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

574

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

125

patients, 14% of all patients

6 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

437

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

7 6
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

O 8 17
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

356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

9 9
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

355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

10 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

11 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

338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

12 14
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

124

patients, 14% of all patients

13 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

13 16
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

315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

15 13
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

284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

16 12
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

17 34
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

18 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

19 33
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

20 36
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

21 79
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

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

22 23
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

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

22 37
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

24 15
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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

25 39
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

26 10
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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

27 19
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

28 22
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

29 27
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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

30 8
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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

31 77
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

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

32 71
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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

33 49
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

33 28
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

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

35 75
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

36 50
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

37 85
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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

38 42
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

39 56
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

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

40 62
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

40 65
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

O 40 18
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

43 25
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

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

44 29
SYMBICORT

This is a combination of bu... +

This is a combination of budesonide and formoterol used to help control the symptoms of asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

45 93
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

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

46 38
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

105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 76
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

48 24
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

49 51
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

50 83
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

51 63
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

52 59
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

53 91
GLIPIZIDE ER

Glipizide is used along wit... +

Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, 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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

54 66
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

A 55 143
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

A 55 144
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

R 57 41
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

58 21
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

59 58
KLOR-CON M20

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

59 82
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 44
SPIRIVA

Prevents the symptoms of br... +

Prevents the symptoms of bronchospasm caused by emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

62 53
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

A 63 69
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 64 48
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

65 146
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

65 40
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

67 148
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

68 70
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

68 132
METFORMIN HCL ER

Metformin is used alone or ... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 46
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

50

prescriptions.

<11 71 54
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

72 32
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

73 180
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 72
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 75 300
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 Nov. 18, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.