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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,251Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 234 out of 7305

$1.6M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 95 out of 7305

329 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

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

56% of this provider’s 329 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

30% of this provider’s 310 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 329 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

34% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$112 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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

$2.15M

2012

$2.23M

2013

$2.03M

2014

$1.6M

2015

Number of Claims

21,305

2012

21,007

2013

15,954

2014

14,251

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
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

496

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

91

patients, 28% of all patients

1 81
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

438

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

101

patients, 31% of all patients

2 51
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

360

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

72

patients, 22% of all patients

3 9
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

329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

56

patients, 17% of all patients

4 6
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

54

patients, 16% of all patients

5 11
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

295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

56

patients, 17% of all patients

6 44
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

294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

60

patients, 18% of all patients

7 4
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

288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

83

patients, 25% of all patients

8 147
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

65

patients, 20% of all patients

9 13
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

253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

10 225
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

248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

11 28
NEXIUM

Treats heartburn, gastroeso... +

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

244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

12 54
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

61

patients, 19% of all patients

13 84
CELEBREX

Treats pain, including pain... +

Treats pain, including pain caused by arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) in children and adults, ankylosing spondylitis, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

62

patients, 19% of all patients

14 251
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

218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

59

patients, 18% of all patients

15 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

16 1
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

216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

67

patients, 20% of all patients

16 52
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

18 68
AMANTADINE

Treats or prevents the flu ... +

Treats or prevents the flu (influenza type A). Source: National Library of Medicine

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

127

patients, 39% of all patients

19 339
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

20 17
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

72

patients, 22% of all patients

21 36
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

Treats itching or watering of eyes caused by allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

22 178
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

23 5
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

117

patients, 36% of all patients

A 24 45
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

25 30
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to r... +

Metoclopramide is used to relieve heartburn and speed the healing of ulcers and sores in the esophagus (tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) in people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the esophagus) that did not get better with other treatments. Source: National Library of Medicine

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

26 160
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

Treats psoriasis, skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

27 169
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

83

patients, 25% of all patients

28 55
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

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

29 15
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

30 96
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

31 47
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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

32 59
COLCRYS

Used to prevent gout attack... +

Used to prevent gout attacks (sudden, severe pain in one or more joints caused by abnormally high levels of a substance called uric acid in the blood) in adults, and to relieve the pain of gout attacks when they occur. Source: National Library of Medicine

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

32 223
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling... +

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

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

34 310
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

35 42
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

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

36 85
VESICARE

Solifenacin is used to trea... +

Solifenacin is used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

37 135
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

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

38 93
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

Treats itching or watering of eyes caused by allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

39 163
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

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

40 19
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

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

41 205
IBANDRONATE SODIUM

Used to prevent and treat o... +

Used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

42 148
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

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

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

43 252
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

101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

44 58
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

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

45 100
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

46 22
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

47 98
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

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

48 16
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

48 176
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE

Treats diarrhea. +

Treats diarrhea. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

54

patients, 16% of all patients

50 230
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

Used to treat hyperuricemia (high uric acid in the blood) in patients with gout. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

50 174
HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

Hydroxyzine is used to relieve the itching caused by allergies and to control the nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

R 52 275
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

79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

53 32
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

54 3
BENAZEPRIL HCL

Benazepril is used alone or... +

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

78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

54 27
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

56 35
RAPAFLO

Treats problems caused by a... +

Treats problems caused by an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH). Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

56 247
AZOR

This is a combination of am... +

This is a combination of amlodipine and olmesartan is a combination of medicines that may be used alone or with other medicines to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

58 231
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

72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

59 18
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

Megestrol tablets treat breast and uterine cancer. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

R 59 198
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

72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

59 37
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

A 59 106
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

R 63 39
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

64 21
COLCHICINE

Prevent or treat attacks of... +

Prevent or treat attacks of gout. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

65 392
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

66 69
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 67 105
ATELVIA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 67 226
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve tension headaches. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

R 69 504
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

70 46
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 70 43
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

O 72 71
LOVAZA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

73 260
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

74 224
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

75 90
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.