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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Gastroenterology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,200Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 227

$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 227

746 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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 Tennessee
lower than average

Antipsychotics

2% of this provider’s 563 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

29% of this provider’s 746 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 9%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

15% of this provider’s 563 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 746 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$85 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $526 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 4.


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

$790K

2012

$1.11M

2013

$1.29M

2014

$1.37M

2015

Number of Claims

10,902

2012

14,208

2013

15,724

2014

16,200

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
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

580

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

154

patients, 21% of all patients

1 21
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

527

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

161

patients, 22% of all patients

2 34
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

473

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

142

patients, 19% of all patients

3 1
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

436

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

147

patients, 20% of all patients

4 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

413

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

O 5 41
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

131

patients, 18% of all patients

6 27
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

7 39
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

321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

8 30
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

310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

9 45
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

292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

10 29
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

281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

11 49
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

275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

12 61
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

13 43
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

14 56
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

15 62
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

O 16 66
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

17 59
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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

18 55
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

19 77
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

20 64
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

21 74
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

22 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

23 48
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

24 46
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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

25 86
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

26 63
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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

27 91
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

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

R 28 67
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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

29 94
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

30 96
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

31 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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

32 3
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

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

33 70
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

34 60
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

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

35 98
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

57

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

O 36 101
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

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

37 84
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

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

38 104
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

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

38 72
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

40 107
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

A 41 108
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

R 42 37
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

43 109
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

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

43 77
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

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

45 88
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

45 57
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

47 8
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

48 83
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

49 85
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

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

50 93
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 51 116
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

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

52 95
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

53 117
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

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

54 23
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

55 119
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

56 120
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

A 57 57
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

58 81
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 59 123
AZELASTINE HCL

Used to treat hay fever and... +

Used to treat hay fever and allergy symptoms including runny nose, sneezing, and itchy nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

59 123
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

61 130
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

62 5
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

63 104
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 63 38
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

65 26
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

65 92
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

67 134
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

68 137
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

69 141
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

70 142
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

71 143
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE

Replaces certain hormones w... +

Replaces certain hormones when the body does not make enough, such as in Addison's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

72 146
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

72 146
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

72 146
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

72 146
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 76 102
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

77 155
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

77 155
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

79 158
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 27, 2010.
  • 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.