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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,456Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 308

$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 308

678 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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 Iowa
lower than average

Antipsychotics

2% of this provider’s 490 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

29% of this provider’s 678 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

9% of this provider’s 490 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 10%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 678 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $70 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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

$892K

2012

$1.04M

2013

$1.15M

2014

$1.3M

2015

Number of Claims

14,088

2012

15,791

2013

16,211

2014

17,456

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

705

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

106

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

601

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

112

patients, 17% of all patients

2 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

589

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

118

patients, 17% of all patients

3 4
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

555

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

4 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

552

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

5 6
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

510

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

6 12
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

501

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

7 2
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

425

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

8 41
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

416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

9 9
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

10 14
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

11 34
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

12 8
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

13 44
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

14 7
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

15 30
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

264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

16 10
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

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

17 46
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

255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

18 16
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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

19 19
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

O 20 18
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

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

21 20
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

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

22 15
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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

23 11
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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

24 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

24 36
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

24 26
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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

27 21
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

28 37
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

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

29 80
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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

30 47
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

31 28
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

32 25
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

33 50
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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

34 35
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

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

35 33
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

36 31
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

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

37 42
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

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

R 38 40
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

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 219
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

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

40 78
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

41 134
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

42 56
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

43 51
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

Treats muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury or disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

44 97
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 32
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

44 22
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 86
VESICARE

Solifenacin is used to trea... +

Solifenacin is used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 48 113
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

49 23
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 65
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 114
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

A 51 71
ZOSTAVAX

Prevents shingles (herpes z... +

Prevents shingles (herpes zoster virus). Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

51 203
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

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

54 95
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 55 177
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

Helps control blood sugar levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 55 124
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

57 93
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

Lowers cholesterol in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 58 70
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 218
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

60 117
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

R 60 107
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 62 84
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 62 74
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

64 90
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

Doxycycline is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; Lyme disease; acne; infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems; and anthrax (after inhalational exposure). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

A 64 173
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 66 72
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

67 104
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 67 98
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

Treats skin infections and bacterial infections in your nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

69 247
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 69 88
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 69 109
JANUMET XR

This combination is used to... +

This combination is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 69 324
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 64
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 52
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A 75 58
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

Treats asthma, allergic reactions, inflammation, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

75 158
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 75 29
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 March 17, 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.