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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,489Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 1252

$2.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 1252

203 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

99% 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

14% of this provider’s 175 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

30% of this provider’s 203 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

23% of this provider’s 175 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 9%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 203 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

54% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$156 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

2012

$1.34M

2013

$2.01M

2014

$2.1M

2015

Number of Claims

2012

9,859

2013

13,334

2014

13,489

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
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

592

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

75

patients, 37% of all patients

1 55
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

522

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

69

patients, 34% of all patients

2 76
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

314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

41

patients, 20% of all patients

3 73
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

Helps patients who have cystic fibrosis, pancreatitis, or digestive disorders digest food. Source: National Library of Medicine

265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

39

patients, 19% of all patients

4 173
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

263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

36

patients, 18% of all patients

5 4
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

39

patients, 19% of all patients

6 36
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

43

patients, 21% of all patients

7 144
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

Lowers cholesterol in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

32

patients, 16% of all patients

8 112
RESTASIS

Treats chronic dry eye dise... +

Treats chronic dry eye disease by increasing the amount of tears in your eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

36

patients, 18% of all patients

9 225
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

213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

40

patients, 20% of all patients

9 157
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

27

patients, 13% of all patients

11 53
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE

This is used on the skin or... +

This is used on the skin or in the genital area to cause numbness or loss of feeling before certain medical procedures. Source: National Library of Medicine

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

<11 12 180
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

26

patients, 13% of all patients

13 41
VASCEPA 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

29

patients, 14% of all patients

14 186
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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

26

patients, 13% of all patients

15 5
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

16 37
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

27

patients, 13% of all patients

17 6
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

18 21
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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

29

patients, 14% of all patients

18 106
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

26

patients, 13% of all patients

20 147
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

27

patients, 13% of all patients

21 11
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 12% of all patients

22 89
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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

36

patients, 18% of all patients

22 16
AMITIZA

Treats certain types of lon... +

Treats certain types of long-term constipation by helping you have a bowel movement. Source: National Library of Medicine

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

31

patients, 15% of all patients

24 220
VESICARE

Solifenacin is used to trea... +

Solifenacin is used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

25 191
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

36

patients, 18% of all patients

O 26 1
LINZESS

Used in adults to treat irr... +

Used in adults to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C; a condition that causes stomach pain or cramps, bloating, and infrequent or difficult passage of stools) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC; difficult or infrequent passage of stools that lasts for 3 months or longer and is not caused by a disease or a medication). Source: National Library of Medicine

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

27 181
DEXILANT

Treats erosive esophagitis,... +

Treats erosive esophagitis, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other conditions caused by too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

28 101
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

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

30

patients, 15% of all patients

29 259
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

O 30 19
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

31 164
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

32 117
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

33 20
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

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

34 17
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

112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

35 24
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

36 128
CELEBREX

Treats pain, including pain... +

Treats pain, including pain caused by arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) in children and adults, ankylosing spondylitis, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 14% of all patients

37 276
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 13% of all patients

38 282
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

39 170
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

101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

R 40 35
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

40 18
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

42 185
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

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

43 97
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

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

44 66
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

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

45 3
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, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

46 69
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

47 28
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

47 65
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

85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 49 94
VIIBRYD

Used to treat depression in... +

Used to treat depression in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

49 294
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

84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

51 23
COLCRYS

Used to prevent gout attack... +

Used to prevent gout attacks (sudden, severe pain in one or more joints caused by abnormally high levels of a substance called uric acid in the blood) in adults, and to relieve the pain of gout attacks when they occur. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 51 296
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

53 297
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

54 25
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

80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

55 182
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

56 27
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

78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

57 45
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 58 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

72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 59 14
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

70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

60 67
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

P 61 111
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

61 209
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 63 12
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 64 15
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used 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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 64 78
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 64 13
LOVAZA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

67 226
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 67 42
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

69 159
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 70 7
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

70 51
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 72 248
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

73 84
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 74 8
IBANDRONATE SODIUM

Used to prevent and treat o... +

Used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 75 151
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

36

patients, 18% of all patients

A 75 56
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 March 7, 2012.
  • 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.