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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,769Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 499

$1.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 57 out of 499

567 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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 California
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 539 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

42% of this provider’s 567 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

11% of this provider’s 539 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 40%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $193 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$1.21M

2012

$1.18M

2013

$1.27M

2014

$1.14M

2015

Number of Claims

23,219

2012

23,116

2013

24,182

2014

23,769

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
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

1,738

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,733

prescriptions.

229

patients, 40% of all patients

1 12
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

1,577

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,524

prescriptions.

263

patients, 46% of all patients

10 2 47
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,410

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,353

prescriptions.

167

patients, 29% of all patients

3 4
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

1,170

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,111

prescriptions.

132

patients, 23% of all patients

4 2
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

1,075

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,059

prescriptions.

127

patients, 22% of all patients

5 10
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

992

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

959

prescriptions.

104

patients, 18% of all patients

6 7
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

823

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

791

prescriptions.

95

patients, 17% of all patients

7 9
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

778

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

743

prescriptions.

126

patients, 22% of all patients

8 19
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

689

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

111

patients, 20% of all patients

9 26
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

666

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

108

patients, 19% of all patients

10 63
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

521

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

11 86
VALSARTAN

Valsartan is used alone or ... +

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

479

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

95

patients, 17% of all patients

12 49
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

463

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

10 13 115
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

425

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

14 25
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

410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

15 45
NAPHAZOLINE HCL 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

149

patients, 26% of all patients

16 164
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

372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

17 81
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

357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

186

patients, 33% of all patients

18 124
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

353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

19 1
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

20 162
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

Used with proper diet and exercise to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

21 27
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

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

22 52
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

23 84
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

24 33
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

25 128
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

26 66
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

27 8
LANSOPRAZOLE

Treats stomach ulcers, gast... +

Treats stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

28 149
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

29 96
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

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

30 53
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

Terazosin 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

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

30 184
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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

32 38
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Levocetirizine is an antihi... +

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and hives of the skin. Source: National Library of Medicine

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

33 190
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

136

patients, 24% of all patients

A 34 166
PROCTOSOL-HC

This is used to help reliev... +

This is used to help relieve redness, itching, swelling, or other discomfort caused by skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

35 196
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

35 29
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

37 110
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

38 94
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

39 73
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

Dicyclomine is used to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

40 192
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

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

41 14
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

42 179
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

43 43
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

93

patients, 16% of all patients

A 44 104
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

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

44 67
TELMISARTAN

Telmisartan is used alone o... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

46 236
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

Treats nerve pain that is caused by herpes zoster, or "shingles. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

47 238
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

Treats problems with urination caused by an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH). Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 154
TOVIAZ

Used to treat symptoms of a... +

Used to treat symptoms of an overactive bladder, such as incontinence (loss of bladder control) or a frequent need to urinate. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

49 173
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

50 177
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

Hydrocortisone is available with or without a prescription. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

51 218
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 30
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT

Used to help control the sy... +

Used to help control the symptoms of lung diseases, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

53 253
METHIMAZOLE

Treats hyperthyroidism (too... +

Treats hyperthyroidism (too much thyroid hormone produced by the thyroid gland). Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 54 17
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, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 28
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 16
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

56 264
QVAR

Prevents asthma attacks. +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

58 266
SURE COMFORT* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 142
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS

Theophylline is used to pre... +

Theophylline is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness caused by asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 60 274
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

61 31
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

61 154
FLOVENT HFA

Prevents asthma attacks. Th... +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 280
AFEDITAB CR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 64 289
ADACEL TDAP 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

65 291
ZOSTAVAX

Prevents shingles (herpes z... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

65 291
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to r... +

Metoclopramide is used to relieve heartburn and speed the healing of ulcers and sores in the esophagus (tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) in people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the esophagus) that did not get better with other treatments. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

65 221
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 65 21
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

69 212
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE

Treats diarrhea. +

Treats diarrhea. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

70 301
PROPYLTHIOURACIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 71 303
DILTIAZEM 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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 72 309
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. 7, 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.