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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

VENKATESWARARAO VOLETI MD

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,108Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 347 out of 5332

$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 359 out of 5332

558 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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 New York
lower than average

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 356 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

39% of this provider’s 558 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

8% of this provider’s 356 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

38% of this provider’s 558 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 10%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$84 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $88 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$714K

2012

$705K

2013

$885K

2014

$1.18M

2015

Number of Claims

10,996

2012

11,215

2013

11,929

2014

14,108

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

1,270

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

172

patients, 31% of all patients

O 1 39
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

782

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

137

patients, 25% of all patients

2 5
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

479

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

94

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

473

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

4 3
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

422

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

89

patients, 16% of all patients

5 6
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

6 15
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

316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

7 1
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

8 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

220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

9 7
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

10 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

11 2
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

12 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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

13 10
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

14 52
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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

15 11
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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

16 9
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

17 21
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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

R 18 184
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

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

19 115
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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

20 18
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

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

21 69
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

R 22 195
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

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

A 23 215
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

24 176
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 25 95
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

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 26 63
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

26 34
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

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

26 94
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

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

29 31
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 30 66
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

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

31 82
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

32 49
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

33 119
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

34 62
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

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

34 91
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

36 25
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 104
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

38 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

77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

39 19
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

40 135
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

76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

40 102
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 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

74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

42 36
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O 44 61
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 35
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

46 13
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 47 24
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

A 48 46
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

49 90
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

50 23
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

22

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

A 51 87
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

51 228
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 51 68
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 64
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 47
PROMETHAZINE HCL

Promethazine is used to rel... +

Promethazine is used to relieve the symptoms of allergic reactions such as allergic rhinitis (runny nose and watery eyes caused by allergy to pollen, mold or dust), allergic conjunctivitis (red, watery eyes caused by allergies), allergic skin reactions, and allergic reactions to blood or plasma products. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

R 55 424
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 57 251
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

57 12
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 16
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

57 73
SULINDAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, gout, or sore tendons. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 439
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

Ciprofloxacin is used to treat or prevent certain infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

A 57 88
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

57 26
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

64 59
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

64 79
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

66 129
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 66 32
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

A 68 144
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 68 41
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 Oct. 27, 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.