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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,661Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 566

$891K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 566

566 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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 Maine
lower than average

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 440 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

34% of this provider’s 566 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 440 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

20% of this provider’s 566 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$809K

2012

$829K

2013

$888K

2014

$891K

2015

Number of Claims

14,589

2012

15,544

2013

15,208

2014

14,661

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

659

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

111

patients, 20% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

629

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

116

patients, 20% of all patients

2 2
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

516

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

3 1
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

441

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

4 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

378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

5 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

O 6 11
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

347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

7 4
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

8 6
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

297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

9 9
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

286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

10 8
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

270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

11 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

237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

12 14
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

O 13 21
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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

14 24
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

15 20
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

88

patients, 16% of all patients

16 27
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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

17 23
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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

18 19
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

19 15
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

20 12
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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

21 13
FAMOTIDINE*

Treats ulcers, gastroesopha... +

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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

22 60
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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

23 17
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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

24 40
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 25 46
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

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

R 26 47
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

R 27 57
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

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

28 25
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

29 28
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

A 30 61
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

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

31 45
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

32 38
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

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

33 37
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

33 22
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

35 53
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

101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 99
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

37 30
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

38 33
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 39
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

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

40 80
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

41 75
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

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

42 43
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 72
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 44 18
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

77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

45 16
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 46 29
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

74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

R 47 41
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 48 81
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

A 49 102
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

50 98
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

51 101
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 51 51
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 53 71
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 54 69
VERAPAMIL ER

Verapamil is used to treat ... +

Verapamil is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 145
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 161
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 57 56
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 48
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

A 59 122
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 49
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

This combination medication is used to treat a variety of inflamed fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

61 134
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

62 36
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

63 86
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 64 67
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 64 89
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 66 184
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 34
NAPROXEN SODIUM

Naproxen is a nonsteroidal ... +

Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to relieve symptoms of arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile arthritis) such as inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 68 240
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

68 136
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

A 70 95
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 71 85
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 71 103
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.