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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,202Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 36 out of 233

$733K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 233

763 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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 Utah
lower than average

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 694 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

26% of this provider’s 763 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

15% of this provider’s 694 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 13%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 763 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$521K

2012

$556K

2013

$676K

2014

$733K

2015

Number of Claims

7,940

2012

10,301

2013

11,130

2014

12,202

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

479

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

130

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

439

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

O 2 7
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

112

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

4 21
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

5 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

277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

6 8
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

220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

7 52
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

8 9
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

203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

R 9 18
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

196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

10 14
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

195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

11 23
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

12 32
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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

13 27
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

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

14 6
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

15 36
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

16 11
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

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

17 22
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

O 18 39
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

19 33
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

20 37
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

21 16
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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

22 149
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

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

23 31
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

24 5
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

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

25 10
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

O 26 13
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

27 20
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

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

28 19
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

29 79
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

30 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

P 31 47
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

31 35
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

33 3
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

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

34 17
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

34 34
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

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

36 38
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

37 83
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

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

38 26
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE

The combination is used as ... +

The combination is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

39 138
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

40 24
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

77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

40 67
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

76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

42 66
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

76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

42 44
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

73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

44 30
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

A 44 115
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

72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

46 46
ACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes labialis (col... +

Treats herpes labialis (cold sores). Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

47 223
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

A 47 60
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

69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

49 56
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

68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

50 40
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

51 71
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

Replaces estrogen that decreases with menopause or removal of the ovaries. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

R 52 75
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used 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

64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

53 65
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

54 28
PREMARIN

Estrogens are female hormon... +

Estrogens are female hormones. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

R 54 146
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

54 25
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

57 96
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A 57 57
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

57 77
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

57 97
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

61 15
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

61 41
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

63 82
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

Pramipexole 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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

64 70
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

Prevents and treats certain fungus infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

65 128
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, irregular heart rhythms, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), certain types of tremor, and hypertrophic subaortic stenosis (a heart muscle disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 174
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 O 67 84
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

68 116
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

68 49
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 68 59
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

71 131
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

72 55
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 72 53
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 May 5, 2008.
  • 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.