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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,566Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 369

$3.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 369

1,215 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
39% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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 Missouri
lower than average

Antipsychotics

37% of this provider’s 471 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Antibiotics

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

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

10% of this provider’s 471 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

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

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Brand Name Drugs *

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$122 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $106 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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

$2.37M

2012

$3.04M

2013

$3.14M

2014

$3.12M

2015

Number of Claims

17,266

2012

24,971

2013

23,817

2014

25,566

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
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

2,033

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

319

patients, 26% of all patients

1 7
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

1,210

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

159

patients, 13% of all patients

2 2
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,075

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

142

patients, 12% of all patients

R 3 14
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

933

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

116

patients, 10% of all patients

P 4 4
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

922

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

114

patients, 9% of all patients

P 5 9
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

872

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

156

patients, 13% of all patients

6 3
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

775

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

136

patients, 11% of all patients

7 1
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

746

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

117

patients, 10% of all patients

8 27
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

718

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

9 8
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

671

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

92

patients, 8% of all patients

P 10 16
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

655

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

89

patients, 7% of all patients

11 15
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

616

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

12 6
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

587

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

13 42
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

567

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

14 34
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

552

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

R 15 12
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

504

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

16 11
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

492

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

17 41
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

474

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

P 18 30
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

P 19 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

20 21
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

P 21 32
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

22 17
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

23 26
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

364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

24 10
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

25 29
NUEDEXTA

Used to treat pseudobulbar ... +

Used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA; a condition of sudden, frequent outbursts of crying or laughing that can not be controlled) in people with certain conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease; condition in which the nerves that control muscle movement slowly die, causing the muscles to shrink and weaken) or multiple sclerosis (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). Source: National Library of Medicine

347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

26 56
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

340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

27 5
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

28 13
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

29 25
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

295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

30 19
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

P 31 20
INVEGA SUSTENNA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

P 32 37
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

266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

33 59
INVEGA

Treats schizophrenia (a men... +

Treats schizophrenia (a mental disorder). Source: National Library of Medicine

239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

P 34 44
OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Source: National Library of Medicine

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

35 36
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

36 48
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE

Fluvoxamine is used to trea... +

Fluvoxamine is used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over) 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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

37 65
LATUDA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

P 38 23
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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

39 28
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

40 38
RISPERDAL CONSTA

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 41 50
OLANZAPINE ODT 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

P 42 67
LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

43 33
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

P 44 31
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

P 45 35
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 46 63
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

47 24
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL

Trihexyphenidyl is used to ... +

Trihexyphenidyl is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and tremors caused by other medical problems or drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

R 48 47
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

Doxepin is used to treat depression and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

R 49 45
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

50 88
VIIBRYD

Used to treat depression in... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

51 53
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

52 18
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL

Methylphenidate is used as ... +

Methylphenidate is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; more difficulty focusing, controlling actions, and remaining still or quiet than other people who are the same age) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

53 57
SAPHRIS 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P 54 66
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL

Chlorpromazine is used to t... +

Chlorpromazine 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) and other psychotic disorders (conditions that cause difficulty telling the difference between things or ideas that are real and things or ideas that are not real) and to treat the symptoms of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people who have bipolar disorder (manic depressive disorder; a condition that causes episodes of mania, episodes of depression, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

P 55 55
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

R 56 46
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 57 60
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE

Treats anxiety, tension, ne... +

Treats anxiety, tension, nervousness, nausea, vomiting, allergies, skin rash, hives, and itching. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

R 58 39
HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

Hydroxyzine is used to relieve the itching caused by allergies and to control the nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 R 58 54
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 60 51
NALTREXONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 60 76
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

62 64
FLUPHENAZINE HCL

Fluphenazine is an antipsyc... +

Fluphenazine is an antipsychotic medication used to treat schizophrenia and psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and hostility. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 62 71
TIAGABINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 64 115
BRINTELLIX 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

65 52
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

P 66 142
THIORIDAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 P R 67 141
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 68 78
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE

Medroxyprogesterone is used... +

Medroxyprogesterone is used to treat abnormal menstruation (periods) or irregular vaginal bleeding. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

69 85
PRAZOSIN HCL

Prazosin is used alone or i... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

69 40
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.