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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,337Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 43

$1.98M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 43

764 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

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

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 592 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Antibiotics

30% of this provider’s 764 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

16% of this provider’s 592 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 11%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 764 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

38% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$102 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.06M

2012

$1.32M

2013

$1.68M

2014

$1.98M

2015

Number of Claims

12,225

2012

13,805

2013

16,355

2014

19,337

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

808

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

615

prescriptions.

194

patients, 25% of all patients

1 4
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

741

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

598

prescriptions.

151

patients, 20% of all patients

2 3
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

612

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

120

patients, 16% of all patients

3 10
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

565

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

4 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

509

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

5 5
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

505

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

6 11
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

7 2
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

8 78
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

9 21
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

407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

10 13
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

369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

11 22
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

367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

12 38
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

13 20
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

14 49
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

15 52
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

321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

R 16 40
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

17 8
JANUMET

This is a combination drug ... +

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

275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

18 94
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

273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

19 36
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

20 42
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

268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

21 16
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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

22 60
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

23 102
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

24 97
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

25 6
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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

26 18
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

27 114
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

28 115
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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

29 62
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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

30 33
INVOKANA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (condition in which blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally). Source: National Library of Medicine

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

31 105
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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

32 7
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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

33 67
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

34 28
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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

35 58
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

36 132
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

116

patients, 15% of all patients

A 36 48
JENTADUETO 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

38 136
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

39 117
NAPROXEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by arthritis, gout, menstrual cramps, tendinitis, headache, backache, and toothache. Source: National Library of Medicine

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

40 138
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

40 17
ALCOHOL PADS 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

42 144
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

42 12
UNIFINE PENTIPS

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

44 145
RAPAFLO

Treats problems caused by a... +

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

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

44 145
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

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

46 9
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

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

46 88
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE*

Treats skin irritation, all... +

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

105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

48 162
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

105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

48 98
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

50 35
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

Used with proper diet and exercise to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 127
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

51 47
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

53 23
LINZESS

Used in adults to treat irr... +

Used in adults to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C; a condition that causes stomach pain or cramps, bloating, and infrequent or difficult passage of stools) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC; difficult or infrequent passage of stools that lasts for 3 months or longer and is not caused by a disease or a medication). Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

54 167
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

55 43
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

55 44
DEXILANT

Treats erosive esophagitis,... +

Treats erosive esophagitis, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other conditions caused by too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

57 168
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

57 74
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 34
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

60 41
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

A 60 142
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

62 109
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

R 63 175
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 56
DALIRESP

Used to prevent the symptom... +

Used to prevent the symptoms (flare-ups) of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

65 137
NASONEX

Treats or prevents the symp... +

Treats or prevents the symptoms of seasonal (short-term) and perennial (year-round) allergies (hay fever), such as stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, and watery eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

66 180
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

67 14
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

68 32
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

68 87
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 85
VYTORIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

71 190
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

O 71 69
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

Treats asthma, allergic reactions, inflammation, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

71 108
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 74 30
EFFIENT

Used to prevent strokes, he... +

Used to prevent strokes, heart attacks, or other serious problems with your heart or blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 197
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 123
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

77 113
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 78 199
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

79 15
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

79 104
TRIBENZOR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 81 203
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN

This is used by people with... +

This is used by people with diabetes to help keep blood sugar levels under control. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 82 207
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O 83 49
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

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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 27, 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.