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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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14,704Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 147 out of 2174

$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 68 out of 2174

311 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
25% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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 Michigan
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

27% of this provider’s 311 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

16 of this provider’s 78 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug.

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Opioids

83% of this provider’s 311 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$93 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $87 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

47 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

$1.28M

2012

$1.26M

2013

$1.56M

2014

$1.37M

2015

Number of Claims

16,039

2012

16,971

2013

18,062

2014

14,704

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
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

1,092

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

136

patients, 44% of all patients

O 1 67
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

1,007

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

129

patients, 41% of all patients

2 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

712

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

100

patients, 32% of all patients

O 3 4
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

462

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

69

patients, 22% 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

456

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

62

patients, 20% of all patients

5 6
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

344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

59

patients, 19% of all patients

6 7
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

Morphine (extended release) is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

O 7 95
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

51

patients, 16% of all patients

8 5
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

320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

60

patients, 19% of all patients

9 30
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

10 63
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

11 13
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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

12 15
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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

13 8
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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

14 32
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

O 15 66
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

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

16 10
OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

O 17 233
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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

R 18 43
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

19 9
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

20 90
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

O 21 52
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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

22 91
METHADONE HCL

Methadone is used to reliev... +

Methadone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain that has not been relieved by non-narcotic pain relievers. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

O 23 111
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

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

23 3
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

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

25 64
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

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

26 50
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE

The combination is used as ... +

The combination is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

27 172
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

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

P 28 60
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

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

29 82
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

R 30 76
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

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

31 75
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

32 72
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

33 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

34 17
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

R 35 128
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

36 1
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

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

37 89
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

37 211
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

O 39 188
SUBOXONE

Treats an addiction to or d... +

Treats an addiction to or dependence on narcotic medicine. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 40 144
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

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

41 25
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

78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

42 113
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

78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

42 59
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

44 55
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

44 34
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

46 11
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 47 20
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

48 58
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 49 23
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

P 50 250
OPANA ER

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

O 50 379
QVAR

Prevents asthma attacks. +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

50 163
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 53 28
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

O 54 21
MORPHINE SULFATE

Morphine is used to relieve... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 O 54 212
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 56 185
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

56 54
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 58 145
HYDROMORPHONE HCL*

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 O 58 201
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 60 24
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

Prevents and treats certain fungus infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

60 186
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

O 60 69
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 63 231
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

63 37
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

63 38
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 66 22
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

66 106
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 66 135
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 69 19
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

69 47
ONDANSETRON HCL*

Ondansetron is used to prev... +

Ondansetron is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

71 209
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 72 68
SPIRIVA

Prevents the symptoms of br... +

Prevents the symptoms of bronchospasm caused by emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

72 56
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

A 74 41
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 74 160
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 74 88
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 4, 2015.
  • 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.