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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,002Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 58

$2.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 58

1,665 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

0% 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 Puerto Rico
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

3% of this provider’s 1,665 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

3% of this provider’s 1,315 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

2% of this provider’s 1,665 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

39% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 40%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $81 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$1.08M

2012

$1.21M

2013

$1.59M

2014

$2.06M

2015

Number of Claims

18,437

2012

20,726

2013

24,298

2014

29,002

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
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

4,681

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

3,728

prescriptions.

758

patients, 46% of all patients

10 1 1
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

2,057

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,725

prescriptions.

365

patients, 22% of all patients

10 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

1,862

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,532

prescriptions.

347

patients, 21% of all patients

3 3
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,655

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,447

prescriptions.

298

patients, 18% of all patients

4 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

919

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

707

prescriptions.

225

patients, 14% of all patients

5 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

776

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

656

prescriptions.

151

patients, 9% of all patients

6 7
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

745

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

629

prescriptions.

122

patients, 7% of all patients

7 6
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

Enalapril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

718

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

114

patients, 7% of all patients

8 12
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

666

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

572

prescriptions.

135

patients, 8% of all patients

9 8
HUMULIN 70-30

Insulin injection is used t... +

Insulin injection is used to control blood sugar in people who have type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not make insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or in people who have type 2 diabetes (condition in which the blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally) that cannot be controlled with oral medications alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

643

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

121

patients, 7% of all patients

10 10 17
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

643

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

109

patients, 7% of all patients

10 10
HUMULIN N

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

515

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

88

patients, 5% of all patients

10 12 34
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

492

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

88

patients, 5% of all patients

13 24
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

451

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

81

patients, 5% of all patients

14 9
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

77

patients, 5% of all patients

10 15 25
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

Used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

64

patients, 4% of all patients

16 22
GLIPIZIDE XL

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

374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

73

patients, 4% of all patients

10 17 33
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

88

patients, 5% of all patients

18 11
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

83

patients, 5% of all patients

19 15
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

343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

72

patients, 4% of all patients

20 30
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

313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

69

patients, 4% of all patients

21 18
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

301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

22 16
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

23 32
RALOXIFENE HCL

Raloxifene is used to preve... +

Raloxifene is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (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). Source: National Library of Medicine

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

24 39
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

277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

56

patients, 3% of all patients

25 19
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

26 20
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

27 52
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

254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

28 26
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

247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

29 31
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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

30 27
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

31 47
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

32 29
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

33 28
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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

34 40
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

35 44
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN

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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

36 81
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

37 23
METFORMIN HCL ER

Metformin is used alone or ... +

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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

38 14
METHIMAZOLE

Treats hyperthyroidism (too... +

Treats hyperthyroidism (too much thyroid hormone produced by the thyroid gland). Source: National Library of Medicine

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

39 58
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

40 21
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

41 41
IBANDRONATE SODIUM

Used to prevent and treat o... +

Used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

42 57
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

43 68
ONGLYZA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise 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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

44 38
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

44 71
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

44 43
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

47 55
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

48 77
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

49 64
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

50 46
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

51 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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

52 51
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

53 35
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

54 76
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

54 66
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

56 54
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

56 45
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

58 42
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 59 105
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

60 59
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

61 70
CALCITRIOL

Treats low blood calcium in... +

Treats low blood calcium in kidney dialysis patients and other patients. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

61 88
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

63 92
HUMULIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

64 73
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

64 36
CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

Treats a circulation problem in which too little blood flows into your leg muscles (intermittent claudication). Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 66 85
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL

The combination of amlodipi... +

The combination of amlodipine and benazepril is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

67 50
SURE COMFORT* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

68 65
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 69 83
QUINAPRIL HCL

Quinapril is used alone or ... +

Quinapril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 70 90
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

Helps control blood sugar levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

71 62
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

72 79
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL

The combination of glyburid... +

The combination of glyburide and metformin is used to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) in people whose diabetes cannot be controlled by diet and exercise alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

R 72 99
JANUMET XR

This combination is used to... +

This combination is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

72 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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

75 74
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 Dec. 15, 2009.
  • 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.