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BENJAMIN BETANCOURT M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,315Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 192

$581K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 192

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

0% 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 Puerto Rico
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

14% of this provider’s 644 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

16% of this provider’s 576 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

7% of this provider’s 644 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $33 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$536K

2012

$567K

2013

$603K

2014

$581K

2015

Number of Claims

15,393

2012

16,383

2013

16,573

2014

16,315

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
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

892

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

838

prescriptions.

145

patients, 23% of all patients

1 8
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

821

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

784

prescriptions.

143

patients, 22% of all patients

2 3
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

605

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

117

patients, 18% of all patients

3 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

550

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

540

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

108

patients, 17% of all patients

5 4
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

491

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

6 33
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

458

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

7 52
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

384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

8 71
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

9 96
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

10 7
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

370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

11 9
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

345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

12 5
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

13 14
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

340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

14 42
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

316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

15 16
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

295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

16 1
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

262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

17 19
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

18 17
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

19 20
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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

20 82
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

Treats certain heart rhythm problems (atrial fibrillation). Source: National Library of Medicine

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

R 21 49
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

22 12
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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

23 13
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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

24 46
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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

25 24
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

26 27
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

Digox (digoxin) is used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Source: National Library of Medicine

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

R 27 40
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

Terazosin 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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

28 72
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

29 48
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

30 11
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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

31 35
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

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

32 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

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

33 22
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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

34 30
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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

35 10
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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

36 26
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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

36 23
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

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

38 56
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

39 47
RALOXIFENE HCL

Raloxifene is used to preve... +

Raloxifene is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (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). Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

40 108
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

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

41 53
DILTIAZEM 24HR 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

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

42 70
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

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

42 148
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

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

44 44
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

45 15
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 74
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

47 93
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 54
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

49 58
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

49 60
LANSOPRAZOLE

Treats stomach ulcers, gast... +

Treats stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 75
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 21
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

A 53 176
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 54 109
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 32
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 56 36
CANDESARTAN CILEXETIL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 66
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

57 65
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

57 38
CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

Treats a circulation problem in which too little blood flows into your leg muscles (intermittent claudication). Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 50
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 37
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

62 59
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

62 119
SOTALOL

Treats an irregular heartbe... +

Treats an irregular heartbeat. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

64 149
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 64
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM

Fosinopril is used alone or... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 88
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

66 51
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM

Treats anxiety, trouble sle... +

Treats anxiety, trouble sleeping, symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, and certain types of epilepsy (seizures). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 68 131
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE

For the treatment of hypert... +

For the treatment of hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 69 92
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

O 69 118
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 9, 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.