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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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55,265Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 114 providers in this state and specialty

$2.51M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 114 providers in this state and specialty

985 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

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Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Massachusetts
lower than average

Antipsychotics

27% of this provider’s 874 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 13%.

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Antibiotics

42% of this provider’s 985 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 985 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

56 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 29.


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 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$2.66M

2014

$2.78M

2015

$2.51M

2016

Number of Claims

57,965

2014

53,635

2015

55,265

2016

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.

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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.

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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.

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This provider received at least one payment from a pharmaceutical company related to this drug in 2016. More » This flag only appears for the top 50 most prescribed brand-name drugs in Medicare that year.

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 3,739

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

3,292

prescriptions.

121

patients, 12% of all patients

1 2
FUROSEMIDE 3,219

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

2,992

prescriptions.

282

patients, 29% of all patients

2 1
TRAZODONE HCL 2,233

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

2,018

prescriptions.

319

patients, 32% of all patients

3 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,969

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,813

prescriptions.

203

patients, 21% of all patients

4 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,196

prescriptions.

187

patients, 19% of all patients

5 5
MIRTAZAPINE 1,346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,272

prescriptions.

189

patients, 19% of all patients

6 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,081

prescriptions.

174

patients, 18% of all patients

7 13
JANTOVEN 1,191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

981

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

10 8 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,075

prescriptions.

136

patients, 14% of all patients

9 9
GABAPENTIN 1,128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

856

prescriptions.

159

patients, 16% of all patients

10 10
SIMVASTATIN 1,091

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

961

prescriptions.

152

patients, 15% of all patients

11 11
LISINOPRIL 1,014

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

931

prescriptions.

146

patients, 15% of all patients

12 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,009

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

928

prescriptions.

127

patients, 13% of all patients

13 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 965

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

927

prescriptions.

146

patients, 15% of all patients

14 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 937

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

868

prescriptions.

124

patients, 13% of all patients

15 18
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 929

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

789

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

P 16 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 841

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

768

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

17 24
OMEPRAZOLE 817

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

712

prescriptions.

171

patients, 17% of all patients

18 6
SERTRALINE HCL 760

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

726

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

19 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 753

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

699

prescriptions.

108

patients, 11% of all patients

20 20
METFORMIN HCL 730

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

609

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

21 14
OLANZAPINE 716

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

P 22 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 653

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

23 17
LEVETIRACETAM 548

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

24 31
RISPERIDONE 521

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

P 25 29
CLOZAPINE 494

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 26 51
FINASTERIDE 409

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

27 35
MEMANTINE HCL 405

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

28 38
PREDNISONE 376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

29 34
ATENOLOL 375

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

30 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

31 28
CLOPIDOGREL 371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

32 32
DULOXETINE HCL 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

33 40
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

164

patients, 17% of all patients

34 49
JANUVIA 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

35 54
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

36 26
ADVAIR DISKUS 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

37 55
FAMOTIDINE* 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

38 74
ALLOPURINOL 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

39 36
LAMOTRIGINE 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

40 69
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

41 33
LANTUS 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

42 37
FLUOXETINE HCL 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

43 50
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 269

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

44 80
NOVOLOG 266

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

45 73
ARIPIPRAZOLE 260

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

P 46 86
RANITIDINE HCL 258

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

47 41
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 251

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

48 53
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 243

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

49 58
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 236

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

50 22
NAMENDA XR 234

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

51 30
NYSTATIN 222

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

52 77
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 222

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

52 39
GENERLAC 215

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

54 97
HUMALOG 204

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

55 72
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 191

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

56 45
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 190

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

57 44
HALOPERIDOL 174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 58 101
PAROXETINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

58 59
SPIRIVA 174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

58 61
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

58 43
BACLOFEN 173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

62 64
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

63 93
LATANOPROST 164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

64 48
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

A 65 136
TORSEMIDE 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

65 52
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

67 23
LEVOFLOXACIN 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

109

patients, 11% of all patients

A 68 79
CRESTOR 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

69 90
LABETALOL HCL 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

69 84
LACTULOSE 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

71 75
CARVEDILOL 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

71 57
AMIODARONE HCL 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

73 118
OXCARBAZEPINE 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

74 185
SUCRALFATE 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

75 146
LEVEMIR 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

76 83
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

77 126
ELIQUIS 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

78 62
DIGOXIN 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

78 56
XARELTO 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11 80 71
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

81 102
ONDANSETRON HCL* 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

82 92
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

83 130
RENVELA 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

84 113
GLIPIZIDE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

84 46
BUMETANIDE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

86 105
BUSPIRONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

86 104
PERPHENAZINE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

<11 P 88 180
BUPROPION HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

88 89
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

90 85
SPIRONOLACTONE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

91 63
BUPROPION HCL SR 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

92 87
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

92 106
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

94 95
TIMOLOL MALEATE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

94 172
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

96 217
CEPHALEXIN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

A 96 111
ZETIA 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11 96 149
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 99 145
SANTYL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

99 149
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

101 111
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

102 107
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

A 103 96
HYDRALAZINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

104 70
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

105 147
TERAZOSIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

106 159
LIDOCAINE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

107 65
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

A 107 153
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

109 68
CEFPODOXIME PROXETIL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

A 109 248
VESICARE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 109 129
PHENYTOIN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

109 248
ERYTHROMYCIN* 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

A 113 124
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

113 103
VENLAFAXINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

115 125
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 P 116 251
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

116 164
DILTIAZEM HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

118 116
SEROQUEL XR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 P 119 204
CARAFATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 119 252
LOVASTATIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 119 100
NYAMYC 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

119 109
CARBAMAZEPINE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 119 131
PROPRANOLOL HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 124 139
MECLIZINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

125 138
GALANTAMINE HBR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 126 261
TIZANIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 126 135
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

128 196
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

128 264
SYMBICORT 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

130 117
LATUDA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 131 272
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

A 132 115
LORAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

132 42
MIDODRINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 132 175
CLONIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

135 123
PROAIR HFA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

135 60
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

A 135 142
XIFAXAN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

A 138 240
FLOVENT HFA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

138 208
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 138 234
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

138 120
TOPIRAMATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 138 183
DIGOX 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

138 162
AMANTADINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 144 283
METHIMAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 145 187
PRADAXA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 146 213
BREO ELLIPTA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

147 132
VALSARTAN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 147 94
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

149 99
ROPINIROLE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 149 128
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

149 133
VALPROIC ACID* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 152 152
HEPARIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

152 245
TAMIFLU 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

154 209
MUPIROCIN* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

154 154
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 154 171
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

154 108
AMOXICILLIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

A 158 316
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 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 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 Nov. 17, 2009.
  • 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.