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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,259Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 389

$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 389

387 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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 Michigan
lower than average

Antipsychotics

9% of this provider’s 224 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

36% of this provider’s 387 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

22% of this provider’s 224 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 9%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 387 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 10%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$81 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $123 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$322K

2012

$694K

2013

$1.15M

2014

$1.15M

2015

Number of Claims

3,434

2012

7,973

2013

12,935

2014

14,259

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
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

79

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

390

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

80

patients, 21% of all patients

2 80
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

88

patients, 23% of all patients

3 17
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

360

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

74

patients, 19% of all patients

4 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

5 5
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

340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

66

patients, 17% of all patients

6 7
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

335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

62

patients, 16% of all patients

7 14
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

8 9
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

58

patients, 15% of all patients

9 6
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

Causes numbness or loss of feeling in an area of your body. Source: National Library of Medicine

289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

10 108
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

271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

11 4
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

269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

12 3
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

255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

13 2
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

227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

14 13
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

215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

15 34
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

16 8
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

65

patients, 17% of all patients

O 17 32
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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

18 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

19 15
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

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

20 12
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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

21 27
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

22 16
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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

23 94
SPIRIVA

Prevents the symptoms of br... +

Prevents the symptoms of bronchospasm caused by emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

24 45
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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

25 54
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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

25 23
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

27 30
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

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

28 48
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

Treats dry, scaly skin conditions called xerosis and ichthyosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

29 154
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

30 80
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

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

31 93
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

32 29
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

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

33 28
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

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

34 51
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

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

R 35 43
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

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

P 36 36
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

37 35
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

O 37 11
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

39 18
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

83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

39 40
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 41 37
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

79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

42 20
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

77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

43 144
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

76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

44 171
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

76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

44 46
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

76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

44 39
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

75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

47 31
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

73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

48 57
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

49 58
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

A 49 25
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

Hydrocortisone provides relief for inflamed areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

51 92
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

52 33
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

53 75
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

A 53 86
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

55 151
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 56 101
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

57 19
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

Treats fungus infections in the mouth, throat, and intestines. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

57 190
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

59 52
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

P 60 49
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

61 62
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

R 62 41
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 63 95
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

63 202
GLIPIZIDE ER

Glipizide is used along wit... +

Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, 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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 63 202
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE

Sumatriptan is used to trea... +

Sumatriptan is used to treat the symptoms of migraine headaches (severe, throbbing headaches that sometimes is accompanied by nausea or sensitivity to sound and light). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 66 205
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

66 97
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 66 64
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL

Nortriptyline is used to tr... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 66 90
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

66 59
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 71 124
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 72 99
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

72 120
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 Sept. 23, 2013.
  • 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.