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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,008Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 254

$924K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 254

735 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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 North Dakota
lower than average

Antipsychotics

4% of this provider’s 665 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

29% of this provider’s 735 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

10% of this provider’s 665 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

16% of this provider’s 735 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$577K

2012

$650K

2013

$817K

2014

$924K

2015

Number of Claims

12,493

2012

14,829

2013

16,225

2014

18,008

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

795

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

765

prescriptions.

123

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

738

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

709

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

2 5
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

624

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

601

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

3 6
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

601

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

4 3
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

570

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

111

patients, 15% of all patients

5 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

543

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

108

patients, 15% of all patients

6 7
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

536

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

7 12
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

513

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

8 8
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

485

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

9 2
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

371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

10 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

344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

11 14
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

323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

12 13
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

309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

13 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

14 11
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

289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

15 42
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

285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

16 18
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

278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

17 15
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

18 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

O 19 17
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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

20 24
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

21 22
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

22 21
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

O 23 19
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

24 32
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

25 23
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

26 30
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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

27 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

28 27
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

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

29 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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

30 41
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

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

31 61
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

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

32 66
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

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 33 46
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

34 29
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

35 80
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

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

R 36 54
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

37 33
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

38 43
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

39 28
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11 40 50
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

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

40 34
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

42 20
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

A 43 69
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

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

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 40
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

Digox (digoxin) is used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

R 45 81
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

46 77
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

Treats certain heart rhythm problems (atrial fibrillation). Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

R 47 95
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

48 44
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

48 59
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 39
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

51 127
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 52 62
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

53 88
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 54 47
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 54 25
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

56 58
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

56 37
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 56 84
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

59 134
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

60 128
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 31
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

A 62 85
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 62 70
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

64 60
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

A 65 53
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglycerides, together with a proper diet. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 66 101
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 38
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 68 98
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

68 65
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 68 103
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 71 106
AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 72 158
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

73 115
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 74 75
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

74 36
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 Sept. 24, 2013.
  • 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.