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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,970Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 217 out of 3110

$2.69M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 3110

818 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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 Texas
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

43% of this provider’s 818 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

8% of this provider’s 676 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 13%.

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Opioids

34% of this provider’s 818 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$150 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $84 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$2.62M

2012

$2.51M

2013

$2.47M

2014

$2.69M

2015

Number of Claims

19,189

2012

19,595

2013

17,843

2014

17,970

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

878

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

770

prescriptions.

303

patients, 37% of all patients

1 3
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

726

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

253

patients, 31% of all patients

2 2
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

510

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

190

patients, 23% of all patients

3 9
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

492

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

168

patients, 21% of all patients

O 4 12
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

119

patients, 15% of all patients

O 5 46
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

410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

178

patients, 22% of all patients

6 84
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

130

patients, 16% of all patients

7 10
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

109

patients, 13% of all patients

8 25
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

124

patients, 15% of all patients

9 5
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

350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

128

patients, 16% of all patients

10 15
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

332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

120

patients, 15% of all patients

11 6
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

322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

116

patients, 14% of all patients

12 28
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

13 17
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

310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

137

patients, 17% of all patients

14 8
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Levocetirizine is an antihi... +

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and hives of the skin. Source: National Library of Medicine

281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

15 109
CEFDINIR

Treats certain types of ski... +

Treats certain types of skin infections, throat infections, and lung infections, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, or tonsillitis. Source: National Library of Medicine

270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

215

patients, 26% of all patients

A 16 156
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

17 23
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

18 20
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

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

19 22
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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

20 1
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

21 21
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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

22 114
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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

23 39
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

24 35
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

25 64
MOMETASONE FUROATE

Mometasone is used to relie... +

Mometasone is used to relieve the itching and inflammation of numerous skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

25 275
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

25 40
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

O 28 11
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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

29 19
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

30 4
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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

30 26
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

32 99
NASONEX

Treats or prevents the symp... +

Treats or prevents the symptoms of seasonal (short-term) and perennial (year-round) allergies (hay fever), such as stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, and watery eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

33 210
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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

33 77
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

35 27
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

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

36 74
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

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

37 75
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

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

37 202
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

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

39 127
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

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

39 151
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

41 7
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

42 29
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

Treats itching or watering of eyes caused by allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

43 217
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

A 44 45
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

45 50
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

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

R 46 36
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

47 111
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

48 58
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE*

Treats skin irritation, all... +

Treats skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

49 473
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

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

50 78
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

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

50 79
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

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

52 81
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

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

53 65
MECLIZINE HCL

Meclizine is used to preven... +

Meclizine is used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

54 115
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

Treats type 2 diabetes. +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

54 135
LANSOPRAZOLE

Treats stomach ulcers, gast... +

Treats stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

54 242
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

57 171
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

57 38
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

59 126
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

60 44
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

61 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

62 16
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

62 53
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

64 51
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

64 147
VASCEPA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

66 264
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

66 13
FAMOTIDINE*

Treats ulcers, gastroesopha... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

66 73
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

A 69 56
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

70 32
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

71 89
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

72 34
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

72 37
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

74 83
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

74 61
EASY TOUCH PEN NEEDLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

76 305
LEVOFLOXACIN

Levofloxacin is used to tre... +

Levofloxacin is used to treat certain infections such as pneumonia, chronic bronchitis and sinus, urinary tract, kidney, prostate (a male reproductive gland), and skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

A 77 54
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

77 42
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

Treats problems with urination caused by an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH). Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

77 198
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

80 82
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

81 98
DESLORATADINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

81 526
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

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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. 14, 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.