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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,340Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 135 out of 1276

$864K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 154 out of 1276

463 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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 South Carolina
lower than average

Antipsychotics

6% of this provider’s 313 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

42% of this provider’s 463 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

21% of this provider’s 313 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 13%.

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Opioids

53% of this provider’s 463 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$602K

2012

$692K

2013

$858K

2014

$864K

2015

Number of Claims

13,468

2012

13,452

2013

14,807

2014

15,340

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

1,279

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

663

prescriptions.

154

patients, 33% of all patients

O 1 6
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

832

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

97

patients, 21% of all patients

2 14
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

367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

83

patients, 18% of all patients

3 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

353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

82

patients, 18% of all patients

4 1
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

75

patients, 16% of all patients

5 11
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

320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

77

patients, 17% of all patients

6 7
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

305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

7 8
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

74

patients, 16% of all patients

8 10
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

9 4
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

273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

10 24
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

206

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

11 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

250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

12 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

13 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

14 19
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

O 15 17
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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

R 16 30
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

17 75
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

18 18
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

O 19 36
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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

20 13
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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

21 16
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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

22 15
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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

23 37
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

23 31
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

25 35
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

26 25
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

26 9
CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

Treats pain and stiffness of muscle spasms. Source: National Library of Medicine

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

R 28 160
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

28 20
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

O 30 146
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura XL) 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

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

31 87
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

85

patients, 18% of all patients

A 32 49
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

33 21
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

34 22
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

105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

34 93
BENAZEPRIL HCL

Benazepril is used alone or... +

Benazepril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

36 51
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

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

37 29
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

38 32
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

39 47
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

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

40 41
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

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

41 80
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

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

42 100
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

87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

R 43 89
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

87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

R 43 111
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 45 103
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

45 26
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

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

45 58
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

83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 65
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

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

49 60
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

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

49 28
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

81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

51 84
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

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

52 33
MECLIZINE HCL

Meclizine is used to preven... +

Meclizine is used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

53 108
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 46
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 81
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

56 43
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

56 23
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

58 34
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL

The combination of amlodipi... +

The combination of amlodipine and benazepril is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

59 56
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

A 59 67
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

61 48
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

This combination medication is used to treat a variety of inflamed fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

61 211
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 P 63 147
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 63 102
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 65 197
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

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

65 44
FAMOTIDINE*

Treats ulcers, gastroesopha... +

Treats ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause the stomach to produce too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 69
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

Phenytoin is used to control certain type of seizures, and to treat and prevent seizures that may begin during or after surgery to the brain or nervous system. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 68 127
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

69 72
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 42
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

Treats ulcers and other stomach problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 71 162
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

71 27
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

A 73 106
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 73 120
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 June 24, 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.