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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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39,501Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 350

$2.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 350

951 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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 Mississippi
lower than average

Antipsychotics

8% of this provider’s 791 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

45% of this provider’s 951 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

23% of this provider’s 791 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 14%.

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Opioids

43% of this provider’s 951 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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

$1.7M

2012

$1.84M

2013

$2.12M

2014

$2.24M

2015

Number of Claims

35,096

2012

38,485

2013

40,292

2014

39,501

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
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

1,360

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,106

prescriptions.

227

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
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

1,334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,148

prescriptions.

216

patients, 23% of all patients

2 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

1,227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,067

prescriptions.

206

patients, 22% of all patients

3 8
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,091

prescriptions.

220

patients, 23% of all patients

4 4
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

1,031

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

831

prescriptions.

146

patients, 15% of all patients

5 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

907

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

693

prescriptions.

206

patients, 22% of all patients

O 6 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

792

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

673

prescriptions.

136

patients, 14% of all patients

7 5
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

661

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

122

patients, 13% of all patients

8 6
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

657

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

120

patients, 13% of all patients

9 11
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

639

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

10 12
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

629

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

163

patients, 17% of all patients

O 11 22
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

599

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

12 41
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

599

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

111

patients, 12% of all patients

12 74
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

559

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

14 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

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

557

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

15 16
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

520

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

16 15
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

505

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

17 26
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

503

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

18 14
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

481

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

19 18
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

465

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

20 9
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

455

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

21 10
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

442

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

22 72
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

439

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

23 13
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

412

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

24 53
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

401

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

25 73
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

394

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

26 42
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

Treats gout and some kinds of kidney stones. Source: National Library of Medicine

390

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

27 25
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

389

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

28 21
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

29 24
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

30 17
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

31 37
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

32 20
MONTELUKAST SODIUM

Montelukast is used to prev... +

Montelukast is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing caused by asthma. Source: National Library of Medicine

292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

33 34
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

288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

34 221
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

35 46
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

264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

36 31
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

37 51
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

38 30
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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

39 35
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

237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

40 45
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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

41 29
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

Treats symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). Source: National Library of Medicine

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

42 19
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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

43 55
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

Treats stuffy nose caused by hay fever and other allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

44 38
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

45 176
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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

45 78
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

47 33
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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

48 58
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

197

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

49 43
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

195

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

50 92
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

195

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

50 68
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

190

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

52 39
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

190

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

52 63
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

186

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

54 57
LEVOFLOXACIN

Levofloxacin is used to tre... +

Levofloxacin is used to treat certain infections such as pneumonia, chronic bronchitis and sinus, urinary tract, kidney, prostate (a male reproductive gland), and skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

185

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

133

patients, 14% of all patients

A 55 77
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

179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

56 40
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

56 135
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

176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

58 56
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

59 23
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

60 48
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

61 113
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

61 44
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

164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

61 50
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

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

64 203
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

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

R 65 36
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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

66 145
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

R 67 64
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

Doxycycline is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; Lyme disease; acne; infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems; and anthrax (after inhalational exposure). Source: National Library of Medicine

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

A 68 133
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to r... +

Metoclopramide is used to relieve heartburn and speed the healing of ulcers and sores in the esophagus (tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) in people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the esophagus) that did not get better with other treatments. Source: National Library of Medicine

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

69 139
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

70 86
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

A 71 116
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

Megestrol tablets treat breast and uterine cancer. Source: National Library of Medicine

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

R 72 169
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

73 238
AMITIZA

Treats certain types of lon... +

Treats certain types of long-term constipation by helping you have a bowel movement. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

73 138
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

75 27
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

76 98
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

O 77 61
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

78 159
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL

The combination of amlodipi... +

The combination of amlodipine and benazepril is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

79 79
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

80 83
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

81 54
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, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

82 69
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

83 32
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

83 49
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P 85 101
FINASTERIDE

Treats an enlarged prostate... +

Treats an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) in men and causes hair growth in male pattern baldness. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

86 103
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

86 97
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

86 106
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

89 183
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

90 85
ADVAIR DISKUS

Prevents symptoms of asthma... +

Prevents symptoms of asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

91 107
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

91 136
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O 93 105
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

93 71
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

93 137
TRIMETHOPRIM

Treats urinary tract infect... +

Treats urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

A 96 281
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

97 180
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

97 87
MECLIZINE HCL

Meclizine is used to preven... +

Meclizine is used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

99 89
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O 99 122
WELCHOL

Used together with diet and... +

Used together with diet and exercise to lower cholesterol levels in the blood and to treat type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

99 177
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, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

99 267
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL

The combination of albutero... +

The combination of albuterol and ipratropium is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing 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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

103 216
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

A 103 62
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

105 47
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

P 106 66
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

Treats problems with urination caused by an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH). Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 107 252
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

107 76
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 109 81
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

110 172
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

110 155
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

A 112 95
SYMBICORT

This is a combination of bu... +

This is a combination of budesonide and formoterol used to help control the symptoms of asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

113 108
FELODIPINE ER

Felodipine is used to treat... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 113 213
SOTALOL

Treats an irregular heartbe... +

Treats an irregular heartbeat. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 115 222
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

116 143
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

117 174
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

Treats muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury or disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 117 100
DILTIAZEM HCL

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

119 190
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

Treats asthma, allergic reactions, inflammation, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

119 99
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

Prevents and treats certain fungus infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

121 125
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

R 122 220
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura XL) 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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

123 90
CHLORTHALIDONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 124 109
PHENYTOIN

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 125 247
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

125 161
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 125 216
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

Nitrofurantoinis used to treat urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

A R 125 264
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

129 88
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

A 129 67
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 129 52
HUMULIN 70-30

Insulin injection is used t... +

Insulin injection is used to control blood sugar in people who have type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not make insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or in people who have type 2 diabetes (condition in which the blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally) that cannot be controlled with oral medications alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 132 235
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

Replaces estrogen that decreases with menopause or removal of the ovaries. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 R 133 150
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE

Replaces certain hormones w... +

Replaces certain hormones when the body does not make enough, such as in Addison's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

133 245
NADOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 135 278
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) caused by congestive heart failure, kidney disease, or liver disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

136 114
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

R 137 259
DILTIAZEM ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 137 229
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 139 133
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 140 117
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 141 140
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

R 142 82
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 142 181
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

144 154
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

144 152
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 146 228
RENVELA

Lowers the amount of phosph... +

Lowers the amount of phosphorus in blood of patients receiving kidney dialysis. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 146 194
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 146 130
PRADAXA

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 149 197
VERAPAMIL ER

Verapamil is used to treat ... +

Verapamil is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 150 123
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

151 201
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

151 70
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 11, 2013.
  • 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.