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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,003Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 139 out of 3836

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 168 out of 3836

415 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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 Pennsylvania
lower than average

Antipsychotics

17% of this provider’s 305 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

33% of this provider’s 415 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

10% of this provider’s 305 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 9%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 415 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$1.06M

2012

$1.19M

2013

$1.19M

2014

$1.04M

2015

Number of Claims

16,875

2012

21,477

2013

19,656

2014

18,003

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
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

718

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

87

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

581

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

2 21
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

525

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

68

patients, 16% of all patients

3 7
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

508

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

O 4 24
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

5 3
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

421

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

6 12
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

7 43
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

8 17
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

396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

9 6
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

10 15
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

11 2
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

327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

12 22
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

312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

P 13 63
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

298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

14 9
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

280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

15 8
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

16 20
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

17 78
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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

18 26
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

19 45
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

20 25
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

O 21 34
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

22 85
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

23 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

O 24 19
VIMPAT

Used to control partial sei... +

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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

<11 25 254
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

26 64
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

27 38
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 28 115
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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

29 72
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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

30 5
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

31 27
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P 32 74
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

A 33 136
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

34 16
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

35 70
FAMOTIDINE*

Treats ulcers, gastroesopha... +

Treats ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause the stomach to produce too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

36 65
ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

Albuterol is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways). Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

37 146
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 38 153
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER

Isosorbide mononitrate is u... +

Isosorbide mononitrate is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by coronary artery disease (heart disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

39 46
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

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

40 32
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

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 40 84
JANTOVEN

Helps to prevent new blood ... +

Helps to prevent new blood clots from forming, and helps to keep existing blood clots from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11 42 80
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE

Ipratropium oral inhalation... +

Ipratropium oral inhalation is used to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

43 220
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

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

44 68
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

44 201
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

46 49
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 47 98
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

48 138
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 48 128
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

50 144
CARTIA XT

Used alone or together with... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

51 210
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 52 234
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 52 192
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 54 264
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

54 14
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

A 56 113
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

56 61
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 P 56 211
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

59 31
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

60 87
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

61 83
PENTOXIFYLLINE

Treats problems from poor b... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 61 340
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

A 63 77
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 64 308
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 64 175
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 66 274
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 67 111
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

68 51
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

Helps control blood sugar levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 68 179
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 O 68 109
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 68 10
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

72 37
LEVALBUTEROL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 73 353
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 P 73 391
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 75 58
GLIPIZIDE

Used with diet and exercise... +

Used with diet and exercise to help control blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 76 55
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 76 35
RISPERDAL CONSTA

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 P 78 292
ALENDRONATE SODIUM

Alendronate is used to trea... +

Alendronate is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (''change of life,'' end of menstrual periods) and to treat osteoporosis in men. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

78 42
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 78 79
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 81 164
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 R 81 174
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

A 83 120
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 Nov. 18, 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.