At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2011
Self-Reported Primary Specialty
Rank: 20 out of 56
Rank: 23 out of 56
How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?
26% of this provider’s 176 patients filled at least one prescription for a narcotic painkiller, compared to an average of 64%.
Antipsychotics to Seniors
Risky Drugs to Seniors
3% of this provider’s 1,482 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 5%.
Brand Name Drugs
21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 13%.
$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.
Prescriptions per Patient
10 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.
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A narcotic drug. More » Misuse and abuse of narcotics led to some 16,000 overdose deaths in 2010.
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Amlodipine is used alone or... +
Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Amlodipine is in a class of medications called calcium channel blockers. It lowers blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels so the heart does not have to pump as hard. It controls chest pain by increasing the supply of blood to the heart. If taken regularly, amlodipine controls chest pain, but it does not stop chest pain once it starts. Your doctor may prescribe a different medication to take when you have chest pain. More info »
Treats high blood pressure ... +
Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Also reduces the risk of death from a heart attack. This medicine is a beta-blocker. More info »
Treats fluid retention (ede... +
Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). More info »
Citalopram is used to treat... +
Citalopram is used to treat depression. Citalopram is in a class of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It is thought to work by increasing the amount of serotonin, a natural substance in the brain that helps maintain mental balance. More info »
About This Data
- No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
- This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Jan. 14, 2011.