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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,862Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 410

$932K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 410

991 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

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

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

27% of this provider’s 991 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

11% of this provider’s 886 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

24% of this provider’s 991 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$621K

2012

$722K

2013

$851K

2014

$932K

2015

Number of Claims

10,858

2012

12,931

2013

15,104

2014

15,862

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

638

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

135

patients, 14% of all patients

O 1 8
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

608

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

122

patients, 12% of all patients

2 13
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

584

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

162

patients, 16% of all patients

3 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

564

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

169

patients, 17% of all patients

4 6
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

554

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

157

patients, 16% of all patients

5 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

526

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

142

patients, 14% of all patients

6 3
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

491

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

144

patients, 15% of all patients

7 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

428

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

122

patients, 12% of all patients

8 4
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

371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

110

patients, 11% of all patients

9 9
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

10 7
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

11 16
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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

12 15
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

13 21
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

14 10
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

15 37
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

15 12
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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

17 14
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

O 18 48
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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

19 11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

O 20 36
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

21 45
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

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

22 51
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

A 23 43
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

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

24 22
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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

25 19
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

26 20
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

27 23
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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

R 28 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

29 18
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

O 30 28
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

31 34
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

32 38
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

33 44
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

A 33 58
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

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

35 56
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

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

36 25
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

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

37 26
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

38 40
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

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

39 55
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

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

40 94
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

41 32
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

42 66
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

43 27
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

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

44 41
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

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

45 65
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

46 54
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

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

47 17
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

A 48 139
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

81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

49 67
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 46
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

51 50
CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

Treats pain and stiffness of muscle spasms. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 R 52 105
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

Morphine (extended release) is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 O 52 82
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

54 33
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

55 73
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

56 57
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

56 156
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

58 24
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

59 31
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

59 81
CARTIA XT

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

61 160
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 39
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

63 84
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

64 47
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

65 61
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

O 65 104
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

65 59
ONDANSETRON HCL*

Ondansetron is used to prev... +

Ondansetron is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

68 148
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE

Sumatriptan is used to trea... +

Sumatriptan is used to treat the symptoms of migraine headaches (severe, throbbing headaches that sometimes is accompanied by nausea or sensitivity to sound and light). Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

68 249
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

70 29
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

71 88
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 72 62
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 9, 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.