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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,211Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 1053

$880K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 1053

527 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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 Massachusetts
lower than average

Antipsychotics

12% of this provider’s 445 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

35% of this provider’s 527 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

12% of this provider’s 445 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 11%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 527 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$958K

2012

$988K

2013

$900K

2014

$880K

2015

Number of Claims

21,691

2012

24,171

2013

21,641

2014

19,211

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
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,168

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,118

prescriptions.

127

patients, 24% of all patients

1 9
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

822

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

739

prescriptions.

109

patients, 21% of all patients

2 4
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

746

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

644

prescriptions.

117

patients, 22% of all patients

3 1
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

647

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

620

prescriptions.

121

patients, 23% of all patients

4 17
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

644

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

600

prescriptions.

96

patients, 18% of all patients

5 14
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

593

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

100

patients, 19% of all patients

6 11
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

495

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

7 13
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

474

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

8 6
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

471

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

9 21
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

439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

94

patients, 18% of all patients

10 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

90

patients, 17% of all patients

11 5
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

415

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

12 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

13 33
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

14 36
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

15 19
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

16 3
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

302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

17 12
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

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

18 37
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

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

19 8
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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

20 15
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

21 10
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

22 56
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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

23 28
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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

24 16
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

25 40
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

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

P 26 49
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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

27 47
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 28 70
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

29 58
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

30 41
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

31 42
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

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

32 31
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 33 62
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

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 68
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), 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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

35 57
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

36 107
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

37 18
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

38 54
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 48
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 39 92
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

41 87
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

O 42 26
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

43 78
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

R 44 65
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 44 69
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

46 23
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

47 85
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine 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), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 39
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

Treats certain heart rhythm problems (atrial fibrillation). Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 R 49 130
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

50 82
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

51 34
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

A 52 104
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

53 134
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

53 51
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 55 24
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 56 93
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE

Methenamine, an antibiotic,... +

Methenamine, an antibiotic, eliminates bacteria that cause urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 57 229
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 114
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

59 55
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 60 99
CHLORTHALIDONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 73
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 62 76
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 62 80
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 64 129
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

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

64 52
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

66 97
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 66 101
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

66 168
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 25
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE

Prochlorperazine suppositor... +

Prochlorperazine suppositories and tablets are used to control severe nausea and vomiting. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 70 225
NYSTOP

Treats infections caused by... +

Treats infections caused by fungus. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

70 151
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 72 161
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

72 20
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

72 182
TAMIFLU

Used in the treatment of th... +

Used in the treatment of the infection caused by the flu virus (influenza A and influenza B). Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

72 115
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. 20, 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.