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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,995Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 178

$3.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 178

812 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
17% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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 Alabama
lower than average

Antipsychotics

43% of this provider’s 141 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 49%.

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Antibiotics

6% of this provider’s 812 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

29% of this provider’s 141 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 18%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 812 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 13%.

Prescription Price

$111 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $107 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$2.35M

2012

$2.76M

2013

$3.25M

2014

$3.22M

2015

Number of Claims

19,186

2012

27,165

2013

28,510

2014

28,995

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
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

2,324

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

269

patients, 33% of all patients

1 3
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

1,943

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

251

patients, 31% of all patients

2 1
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

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

913

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

117

patients, 14% of all patients

P 10 3 33
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

838

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

123

patients, 15% of all patients

4 10
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

790

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

R 5 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

729

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

6 13
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

697

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

7 31
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

689

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

8 2
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

682

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

9 8
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

610

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

10 9
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

599

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

P 11 6
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

572

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

P 12 4
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

557

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

R 13 41
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

511

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

14 20
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

489

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

15 15
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

475

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

16 34
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

472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

17 14
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

18 38
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

450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

19 7
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

20 19
VIIBRYD

Used to treat depression in... +

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

438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

10 21 54
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

414

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

22 21
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

P 23 11
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

R 24 5
NEUPRO 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

10 25 81
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

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

337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

R 26 42
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

27 18
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

322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

28 24
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

P 29 29
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

O 30 63
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

304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

31 23
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

32 28
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

33 39
FETZIMA 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

10 34 75
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

35 12
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

268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

P 36 22
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

37 17
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

P 38 27
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

P 39 25
SAPHRIS 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

P 10 40 62
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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

41 60
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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

P 42 36
CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

Treats pain and stiffness of muscle spasms. Source: National Library of Medicine

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

R 43 86
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

43 61
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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

45 100
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

Hydrocortisone provides relief for inflamed areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

46 101
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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

47 30
VYVANSE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

10 48 77
PRISTIQ ER

Used to treat depression. D... +

Used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

49 47
AMOXAPINE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

10 50 104
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

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

R 51 96
ZALEPLON 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

R 10 52 98
NUVIGIL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

10 53 73
PROMETHAZINE HCL

Promethazine is used to rel... +

Promethazine is used to relieve the symptoms of allergic reactions such as allergic rhinitis (runny nose and watery eyes caused by allergy to pollen, mold or dust), allergic conjunctivitis (red, watery eyes caused by allergies), allergic skin reactions, and allergic reactions to blood or plasma products. Source: National Library of Medicine

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

R 54 92
BRINTELLIX 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

55 76
VIMPAT

Used to control partial sei... +

Used to control partial seizures (convulsions) in the treatment of epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 108
ESZOPICLONE

Eszopiclone is used to trea... +

Eszopiclone is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

R 10 57 91
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

58 65
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 59 37
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 60 94
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 55
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

Ropinirole 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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

61 82
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 63 32
OLANZAPINE ODT 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 64 57
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O 65 115
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 66 59
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE ER

Used to treat insomnia (tro... +

Used to treat insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

R 66 116
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

68 52
FANAPT 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 69 107
ABILIFY MAINTENA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 70 66
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

71 74
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

72 71
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER

Used as part of a treatment... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 72 53
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

74 35
INVEGA SUSTENNA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 75 26
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 76 83
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 77 120
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

78 68
STRATTERA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 79 110
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

80 58
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL

Nortriptyline is used to tr... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

80 64
IMIPRAMINE HCL

Imipramine tablets and caps... +

Imipramine tablets and capsules are used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 R 82 78
BUPROPION HCL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 83 69
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

84 129
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

85 93
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

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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 June 10, 2008.
  • 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.