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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,108Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 7015 providers in this state and specialty

$3.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 53 out of 7015 providers in this state and specialty

781 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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 California
lower than average

Antipsychotics

8% of this provider’s 634 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

56% of this provider’s 781 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 781 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$85 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $93 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

48 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 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$2.85M

2014

$3M

2015

$3.16M

2016

Number of Claims

34,139

2014

39,386

2015

37,108

2016

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.

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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.

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.

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This provider received at least one payment from a pharmaceutical company related to this drug in 2016. More » This flag only appears for the top 50 most prescribed brand-name drugs in Medicare that year.

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 1,063

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

953

prescriptions.

145

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,041

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

900

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 880

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

657

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

3 3
CALCITRIOL 842

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

722

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

4 185
SIMVASTATIN 839

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

706

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

5 5
METFORMIN HCL 794

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

704

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

6 7
OMEPRAZOLE 643

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

7 8
CARVEDILOL 601

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

8 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 541

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

9 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 534

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

10 31
CRESTOR 512

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

11 51
CLOPIDOGREL 503

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

12 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 489

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

13 6
PREDNISONE 467

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

225

patients, 29% of all patients

14 49
FUROSEMIDE 462

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

15 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 460

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

O 16 9
VALSARTAN 457

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

17 37
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 450

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

18 79
RISPERIDONE 426

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

P 19 118
ATENOLOL 417

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

20 11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 386

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

21 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 386

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

21 14
FAMOTIDINE* 382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

23 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

23 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

25 23
LORAZEPAM 372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

26 25
AZITHROMYCIN 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

200

patients, 26% of all patients

A 27 43
MELOXICAM 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

28 38
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

29 105
MEMANTINE HCL 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

30 81
TRAZODONE HCL 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

31 33
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

32 35
JANUVIA 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

33 40
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

34 50
ELIQUIS 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

35 102
LIDOCAINE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

36 77
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

169

patients, 22% of all patients

A 37 222
ALLOPURINOL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

38 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

39 46
TAMIFLU 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

138

patients, 18% of all patients

40 289
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

P 41 72
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

42 107
SERTRALINE HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

43 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

44 12
OLANZAPINE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 45 141
ALPRAZOLAM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

46 28
CLONAZEPAM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

47 73
CREON 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

48 90
IBUPROFEN 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

48 42
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

50 78
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

50 41
GABAPENTIN 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

52 13
NEXIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

53 60
VOLTAREN 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

54 74
LISINOPRIL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

55 4
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

56 379
XARELTO 183

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

$ 57 87
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 182

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O 58 84
OXYCODONE HCL 181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O 59 116
GLIPIZIDE 181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

59 22
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

61 75
CELECOXIB 174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

62 67
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

63 200
PROAIR HFA 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

64 55
VASCEPA 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

64 108
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 66 209
FORTEO 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

67 371
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

O 68 83
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

68 27
LYRICA 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

$ 70 89
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

71 134
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

72 160
LEVETIRACETAM 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

73 91
FINASTERIDE 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

73 47
AMIODARONE HCL 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

75 136
DEXILANT 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

76 76
FENOFIBRATE* 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

77 115
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

78 106
TRAMADOL HCL 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

O 79 29
HYDRALAZINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

80 57
ROPINIROLE HCL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

81 138
NIFEDIPINE ER 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

82 97
NAMENDA XR 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

83 70
GEMFIBROZIL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

<11 83 131
NOVOLIN R 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

85 231
TEMAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

86 59
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

87 147
ULORIC 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

87 173
DIAZEPAM 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

89 123
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

90 124
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

91 17
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

A 91 80
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

93 203
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

94 19
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

95 111
LEVOFLOXACIN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

A 96 88
LOVAZA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

96 233
HUMULIN R 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

98 191
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

98 39
VENTOLIN HFA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

98 65
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

A 98 139
BENICAR HCT 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

98 150
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 103 132
LANTUS 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

104 82
PATADAY 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

105 159
BENICAR 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

106 94
CITALOPRAM HBR 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

107 48
MIRTAZAPINE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

107 61
PAROXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 109 92
LATANOPROST 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 110 179
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 111 103
LINZESS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

$ 112 122
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

113 64
NATEGLINIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 113 223
CLONIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

115 69
TRADJENTA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

116 95
WARFARIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 117 24
METHIMAZOLE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 117 254
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 119 234
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

119 165
PROTONIX 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 119 483
FLUOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

119 66
OXCARBAZEPINE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 123 435
NUEDEXTA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 124 153
VESICARE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 124 143
ZETIA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 126 86
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

126 393
MUPIROCIN* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

128 244
SPIRONOLACTONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

129 85
BACLOFEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

130 62
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

130 310
URSODIOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

132 361
DICYCLOMINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

133 197
RESTASIS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

134 192
VERAPAMIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 135 555
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 136 227
ADVAIR DISKUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

136 63
LAMOTRIGINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 136 251
BREO ELLIPTA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

$ 139 187
PROPRANOLOL HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 139 166
GLIMEPIRIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

139 45
CALCIUM ACETATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 142 327
HUMULIN N 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 142 96
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

142 71
UNIFINE PENTIPS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 142 305
SPIRIVA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

146 104
PROLIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

147 235
NASONEX 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 147 188
RAPAFLO 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 149 292
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 149 32
DULOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

151 58
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 151 208
MONOJECT INSULIN SAFETY SYRNG 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 151 434
AMOXICILLIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

A 154 117
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

154 114
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

156 346
ZOSTAVAX 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

156 164
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 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 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. 3, 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.