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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,531Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 236

$861K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 236

290 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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 Illinois
lower than average

Antipsychotics

19% of this provider’s 216 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

38% of this provider’s 290 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

16% of this provider’s 216 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 290 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 4%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 56%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $257 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

54 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$990K

2012

$866K

2013

$927K

2014

$861K

2015

Number of Claims

15,788

2012

15,778

2013

16,091

2014

15,531

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

722

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

102

patients, 35% of all patients

1 15
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

701

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

596

prescriptions.

68

patients, 23% of all patients

2 8
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

606

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

81

patients, 28% of all patients

3 12
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

477

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

4 11
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

443

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

70

patients, 24% of all patients

5 14
HEPARIN SODIUM 420

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

70

patients, 24% of all patients

6 60
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

348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

54

patients, 19% of all patients

7 43
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

333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

8 10
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL

The combination of albutero... +

The combination of albuterol and ipratropium is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

57

patients, 20% of all patients

9 56
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

310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

58

patients, 20% of all patients

10 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

296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

62

patients, 21% of all patients

11 13
ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

Albuterol is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways). Source: National Library of Medicine

291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

46

patients, 16% of all patients

12 64
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

256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

43

patients, 15% of all patients

13 58
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

44

patients, 15% of all patients

14 67
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

15 18
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

16 34
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

17 55
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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

18 20
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

Used to help control certain types of seizures caused by epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

19 66
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM

Used to prevent deep venous... +

Used to prevent deep venous thrombosis, a condition in which harmful blood clots form in the blood vessels of the legs. Source: National Library of Medicine

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

20 113
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

21 19
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE

Ipratropium oral inhalation... +

Ipratropium oral inhalation is used to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

22 69
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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

23 22
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

24 23
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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

25 47
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

P 26 100
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

27 46
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

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

27 81
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

P 29 148
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

O 30 27
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

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

P 31 101
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

R 32 153
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

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

33 63
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

33 157
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

101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

35 88
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

35 52
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

O 37 105
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

38 73
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

39 105
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

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

40 72
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

Latanoprost ophthalmic is used to treat glaucoma (a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision) and ocular hypertension (a condition which causes increased pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

41 171
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

42 41
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 43 99
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

Digox (digoxin) is used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

R 44 109
SANTYL

Used to clean skin ulcers a... +

Used to clean skin ulcers and severe burns. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

45 183
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

46 77
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling... +

Treats gingivitis (swelling of the gums) and other problems of the mouth and gums. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

46 185
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 48 94
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

48 116
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

50 59
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

50 26
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

52 187
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

53 84
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

53 135
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

55 37
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 56 96
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

57 195
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

58 40
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

58 4
TRANSDERM-SCOP 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

60 148
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE

Ophthalmic brimonidine is u... +

Ophthalmic brimonidine is used to lower pressure in the eyes in patients who have glaucoma (high pressure in the eyes that may damage nerves and cause vision loss) and ocular hypertension (pressure in the eyes that is higher than normal but not high enough to cause vision loss). Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 61 200
BUDESONIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 62 110
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

A 63 21
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 P 64 206
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 65 54
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 65 53
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 65 147
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 68 117
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 68 74
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 68 65
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 71 28
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 72 97
VANCOMYCIN HCL*

Treats bacterial infections. +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

A 73 222
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 73 75
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 8, 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.