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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,587Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 499

$3.94M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 499

1,003 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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 California
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 935 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

4% of this provider’s 1,003 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

2% of this provider’s 935 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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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

53% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 40%.

Prescription Price

$154 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $193 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$2.4M

2012

$2.94M

2013

$3.66M

2014

$3.94M

2015

Number of Claims

21,611

2012

24,133

2013

25,260

2014

25,587

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

2,401

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

2,294

prescriptions.

248

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

2,107

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,960

prescriptions.

242

patients, 24% of all patients

10 2 7
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,500

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,460

prescriptions.

131

patients, 13% of all patients

3 3
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,265

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,239

prescriptions.

146

patients, 15% of all patients

10 4 8
JANUMET

This is a combination drug ... +

This is a combination drug containing metformin and sitagliptin and is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,239

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,144

prescriptions.

141

patients, 14% of all patients

10 5 35
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

901

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

829

prescriptions.

123

patients, 12% of all patients

6 2
NATEGLINIDE

Used to treat type 2 diabet... +

Used to treat type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

745

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

699

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

10 7 36
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used 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

504

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

8 15
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

Used with proper diet and exercise to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

500

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

9 27
INVOKANA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (condition in which blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally). Source: National Library of Medicine

478

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

10 22
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

451

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

11 6
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

12 29
GLIPIZIDE XL

Glipizide is used along wit... +

Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, 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

395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

10 13 80
VICTOZA 3-PAK

Used to treat a type of dia... +

Used to treat a type of diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes) called type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

14 24
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

10 15 125
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN

This is used by people with... +

This is used by people with diabetes to help keep blood sugar levels under control. Source: National Library of Medicine

318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

16 59
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

17 21
METHIMAZOLE

Treats hyperthyroidism (too... +

Treats hyperthyroidism (too much thyroid hormone produced by the thyroid gland). Source: National Library of Medicine

306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

18 17
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

19 42
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

20 5
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

21 13
UNIFINE PENTIPS

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

10 22 103
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

268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

23 10
BYDUREON 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

10 24 99
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

250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

25 157
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

26 18
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

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

27 105
METFORMIN HCL ER

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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

28 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

29 4
REPAGLINIDE

Repaglinide is used to trea... +

Repaglinide is used 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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

30 55
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

31 9
GLIPIZIDE ER

Glipizide is used along wit... +

Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, 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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

32 78
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

32 64
DEXILANT

Treats erosive esophagitis,... +

Treats erosive esophagitis, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other conditions caused by too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

34 87
JENTADUETO 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

35 145
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

36 25
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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

37 28
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

38 136
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

Used to treat hyperuricemia (high uric acid in the blood) in patients with gout. Source: National Library of Medicine

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

39 147
BYDUREON PEN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

40 90
VALSARTAN

Valsartan is used alone or ... +

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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

41 49
VASCEPA 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

41 191
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

43 14
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM

Liothyronine, a thyroid hor... +

Liothyronine, 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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

44 37
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

45 81
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30

This is used by people with... +

This is used by people with diabetes to help keep blood sugar levels under control. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

46 130
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

47 117
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

48 143
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

49 31
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglycerides, together with a proper diet. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

50 96
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

50 93
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

52 106
CAPTOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

53 247
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

54 115
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

55 19
SENSIPAR

Lowers the amount of calciu... +

Lowers the amount of calcium in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

56 127
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

56 20
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

58 34
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

59 137
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN

This is used by people with... +

This is used by people with diabetes to help keep blood sugar levels under control. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

60 70
SURE COMFORT* 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

61 220
CALCITRIOL

Treats low blood calcium in... +

Treats low blood calcium in kidney dialysis patients and other patients. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 62 48
VICTOZA 2-PAK

Used with a diet and exerci... +

Used with a diet and exercise program to control blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

63 79
FARXIGA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

64 174
JANUMET XR

This combination is used to... +

This combination is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

64 113
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 66 121
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

67 26
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

68 178
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 69 181
SURE COMFORT ALCOHOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

69 228
ACARBOSE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 71 57
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

71 32
EASY TOUCH ALCOHOL PREP PADS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

71 283
TANZEUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

74 199
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 74 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 76 41
HUMULIN R U-500 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 76 138
LINZESS

Used in adults to treat irr... +

Used in adults to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C; a condition that causes stomach pain or cramps, bloating, and infrequent or difficult passage of stools) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC; difficult or infrequent passage of stools that lasts for 3 months or longer and is not caused by a disease or a medication). Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 78 159
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 78 116
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 80 44
BENAZEPRIL HCL

Benazepril is used alone or... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 81 52
CABERGOLINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 82 239
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.