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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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42,615Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 3936

$2.41M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 37 out of 3936

1,105 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% 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 Florida
lower than average

Antipsychotics

4% of this provider’s 1,013 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

34% of this provider’s 1,105 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

7% of this provider’s 1,013 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 11%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 1,105 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$1.23M

2012

$1.64M

2013

$2.29M

2014

$2.41M

2015

Number of Claims

19,296

2012

28,111

2013

39,491

2014

42,615

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
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

1,807

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,608

prescriptions.

269

patients, 24% of all patients

1 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,256

prescriptions.

291

patients, 26% of all patients

2 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

1,072

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

959

prescriptions.

204

patients, 18% of all patients

3 7
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

985

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

945

prescriptions.

132

patients, 12% of all patients

4 15
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

782

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

727

prescriptions.

125

patients, 11% of all patients

5 30
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

767

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

701

prescriptions.

112

patients, 10% of all patients

6 25
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

763

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

705

prescriptions.

118

patients, 11% of all patients

7 12
DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

745

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

712

prescriptions.

112

patients, 10% of all patients

8 33
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

741

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

689

prescriptions.

151

patients, 14% of all patients

9 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

708

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

95

patients, 9% of all patients

10 1
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

705

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

691

prescriptions.

149

patients, 13% of all patients

11 2
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

670

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

601

prescriptions.

140

patients, 13% of all patients

12 3
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

666

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

13 11
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

659

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

109

patients, 10% of all patients

14 20
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

653

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

15 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

622

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

622

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

16 18
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

610

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

92

patients, 8% of all patients

17 10
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

566

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

18 22
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

563

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

19 9
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

544

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

20 16
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

538

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

107

patients, 10% of all patients

21 86
ULTICARE* 476

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

10 22 216
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

453

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

148

patients, 13% of all patients

23 26
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

450

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

24 47
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

442

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

25 32
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

438

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

26 45
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

435

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

27 35
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

431

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

115

patients, 10% of all patients

28 54
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

429

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

29 8
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

378

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

30 27
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

31 69
VIAGRA 360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

32 72
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

33 36
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

325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

34 78
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

35 83
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

312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

36 140
RALOXIFENE HCL

Raloxifene is used to preve... +

Raloxifene is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (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). Source: National Library of Medicine

308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

37 222
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

289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

38 41
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

288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

39 56
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

276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

108

patients, 10% of all patients

40 99
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

41 75
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

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

42 52
FOLIC ACID 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

43 102
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

256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

44 57
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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

45 24
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

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

46 76
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

237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

47 95
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

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

48 111
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

172

patients, 16% of all patients

A 48 42
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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

50 66
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

193

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

O 50 19
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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

52 166
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

53 48
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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

54 58
CIALIS

Treats men who have erecti... +

Treats men who have erectile dysfunction (also called sexual impotence). Source: National Library of Medicine

201

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

55 161
VITAMIN D2 198

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

56 73
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

197

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

57 89
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

192

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

58 23
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

190

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

59 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

188

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

60 21
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

185

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

61 88
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

181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

62 109
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

63 149
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

64 141
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

171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

65 64
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

66 51
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

67 37
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

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

162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

68 55
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

158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

P 69 61
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

156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

70 91
CALCITONIN-SALMON

Calcitonin salmon is used t... +

Calcitonin salmon is used to treat osteoporosis in women who are at least 5 years past menopause and cannot or do not want to take estrogen products. Source: National Library of Medicine

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

71 318
NIFEDICAL XL

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

72 218
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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

73 14
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

73 39
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

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

75 68
PENTOXIFYLLINE

Treats problems from poor b... +

Treats problems from poor blood circulation by improving the flow of blood through blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

76 179
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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

77 163
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

78 43
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

78 65
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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

80 183
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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

111

patients, 10% of all patients

A 81 63
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM

Diclofenac is a nonsteroida... +

Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat mild-to-moderate pain, and helps to relieve symptoms of arthritis (eg, osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis), such as inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

82 313
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

83 29
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

84 97
RIVASTIGMINE*

Used to treat mild to moder... +

Used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss and mental changes) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

85 352
CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

Treats a circulation problem in which too little blood flows into your leg muscles (intermittent claudication). Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

85 196
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

87 62
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

87 298
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

89 130
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

90 70
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

91 40
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

92 81
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

92 74
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

94 53
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

94 38
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

96 44
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

Treats dry, scaly skin conditions called xerosis and ichthyosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

97 177
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

98 158
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

98 131
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

100 148
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

Treats skin infections caused by fungus, such as ringworm, athlete's foot, or dandruff. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

100 187
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

102 254
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

103 147
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

104 31
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM

Treats anxiety, trouble sle... +

Treats anxiety, trouble sleeping, symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, and certain types of epilepsy (seizures). Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

105 172
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

Treats psoriasis, skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

105 213
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

105 395
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

108 50
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

P 108 100
CHLORTHALIDONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

110 153
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

111 192
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

112 199
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

Pramipexole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

113 237
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

113 77
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

113 79
VERAPAMIL ER

Verapamil is used to treat ... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

116 160
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

R 116 34
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

118 168
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

119 175
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

120 334
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

Latanoprost ophthalmic is used to treat glaucoma (a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision) and ocular hypertension (a condition which causes increased pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

120 144
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

122 92
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

R 122 121
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

122 124
CLONIDINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

125 274
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

125 82
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

127 71
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

Treats skin infections and bacterial infections in your nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

128 135
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

129 133
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

A 130 103
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

130 112
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

132 67
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

133 145
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

133 114
TIMOLOL MALEATE

Ophthalmic timolol is used ... +

Ophthalmic timolol is used to treat glaucoma, a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

135 291
LUMIGAN

The eyedrop reduces pressur... +

The eyedrop reduces pressure inside the eye that is caused by glaucoma or ocular (eye) hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

136 319
JANUMET

This is a combination drug ... +

This is a combination drug containing metformin and sitagliptin and is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 137 200
TRUEPLUS INSULIN SYRINGE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

138 297
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

139 110
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

140 123
NALTREXONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 140 633
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 142 173
AGGRENOX

Used to prevent strokes in ... +

Used to prevent strokes in patients with blood flow disorders or a history of blood clots. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 142 473
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

144 117
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

145 146
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 145 125
VASCEPA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 145 398
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

A 148 49
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 149 134
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

Treats fungal infections in the skin, throat, urinary tract, and lungs. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

150 132
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 151 151
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 152 107
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

Treats moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

152 178
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 152 205
SSD 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

152 406
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 May 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.