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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,633Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 87 out of 810

$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 107 out of 810

469 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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 Indiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

6% of this provider’s 431 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

42% of this provider’s 469 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

14% of this provider’s 431 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 12%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 469 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $82 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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

$559K

2012

$567K

2013

$887K

2014

$1M

2015

Number of Claims

9,696

2012

10,429

2013

14,467

2014

16,633

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
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

524

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

1 16
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

515

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

509

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

102

patients, 22% of all patients

3 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

487

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

99

patients, 21% of all patients

4 2
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

472

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

74

patients, 16% of all patients

5 3
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

464

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

6 6
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

462

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

92

patients, 20% of all patients

7 5
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

8 10
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

390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

9 19
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% 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

316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

11 9
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

12 48
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

294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

13 13
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

264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

14 23
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

261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

15 15
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

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

16 24
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

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

17 27
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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

18 12
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

19 33
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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

20 11
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

21 20
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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

22 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

23 14
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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

24 29
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

O 25 7
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

25 21
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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 27 85
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 28 87
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

29 28
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

30 31
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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

31 88
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

32 26
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

33 176
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

34 77
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

35 40
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

36 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

37 36
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

38 108
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

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 91
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

40 37
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

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

41 38
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

85

patients, 18% of all patients

A 42 55
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

O 43 22
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

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

44 30
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

45 50
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

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

46 53
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

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

46 101
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

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

48 71
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

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

48 39
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

A 50 105
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

O 50 49
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

50 45
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 P 50 75
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

54 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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 66
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

56 99
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

56 52
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

58 34
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

58 17
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

60 136
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

61 59
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 A 62 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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

62 57
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 64 46
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

R 65 97
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 65 67
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

Used to help control certain types of seizures caused by epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 65 83
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

68 158
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

68 64
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

70 216
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 70 145
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 72 32
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

73 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 35
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 75 89
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

46

prescriptions.

<11 75 56
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 Nov. 20, 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.