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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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56,058Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 6974

$4.85M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 6974

789 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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

3% of this provider’s 772 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

39% of this provider’s 789 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

17% of this provider’s 772 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 10%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 789 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$87 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$3.83M

2012

$4.72M

2013

$4.79M

2014

$4.85M

2015

Number of Claims

41,491

2012

54,779

2013

55,534

2014

56,058

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

3,149

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

3,104

prescriptions.

351

patients, 44% of all patients

1 1
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

2,589

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

2,563

prescriptions.

305

patients, 39% of all patients

10 2 7
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

2,266

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

2,224

prescriptions.

264

patients, 33% of all patients

3 2
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Levocetirizine is an antihi... +

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and hives of the skin. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,600

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,585

prescriptions.

280

patients, 35% of all patients

10 4 115
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

1,238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,215

prescriptions.

261

patients, 33% of all patients

5 14
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

1,205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,179

prescriptions.

259

patients, 33% of all patients

6 39
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

1,179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,158

prescriptions.

172

patients, 22% of all patients

7 6
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

Treats dry, scaly skin conditions called xerosis and ichthyosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,103

prescriptions.

229

patients, 29% of all patients

8 244
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

1,086

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,081

prescriptions.

136

patients, 17% of all patients

9 15
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

1,012

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,012

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

10 112
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

927

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

927

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

11 21
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

Causes numbness or loss of feeling in an area of your body. Source: National Library of Medicine

917

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

901

prescriptions.

204

patients, 26% of all patients

10 12 102
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

883

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

883

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

10 13 40
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

795

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

790

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

14 16
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

751

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

738

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

15 10
AZELASTINE HCL

Used to treat hay fever and... +

Used to treat hay fever and allergy symptoms including runny nose, sneezing, and itchy nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

750

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

750

prescriptions.

146

patients, 19% of all patients

10 16 171
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

745

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

733

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

17 55
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

731

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

731

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

18 37
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

706

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

701

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

19 49
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

692

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

662

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

20 8
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

681

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

184

patients, 23% of all patients

O 21 78
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

618

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

607

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

10 22 169
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

609

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

140

patients, 18% of all patients

23 17
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

582

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

24 134
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

581

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

25 3
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

558

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

104

patients, 13% of all patients

26 72
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

552

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

27 38
DESOXIMETASONE 516

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

144

patients, 18% of all patients

10 28 400
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

468

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

29 82
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

432

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

30 68
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

416

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

31 24
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

408

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

32 18
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

Treats itching or watering of eyes caused by allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

33 184
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

374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

R 34 34
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

34 126
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

367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

36 12
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

358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

37 47
RESTASIS

Treats chronic dry eye dise... +

Treats chronic dry eye disease by increasing the amount of tears in your eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

38 214
ALCOHOL PADS 347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

121

patients, 15% of all patients

10 39 345
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

345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

40 35
LOVAZA 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

10 41 211
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

42 36
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

43 46
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

324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

44 92
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

45 70
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

316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

46 33
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

311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

47 131
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

309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

48 73
IBANDRONATE SODIUM

Used to prevent and treat o... +

Used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause. Source: National Library of Medicine

308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

49 118
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

301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

50 101
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

51 4
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

52 32
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

277

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

53 5
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

277

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

53 84
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

277

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

53 51
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

272

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

56 58
HYDROCORTISONE VALERATE 264

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

10 57 566
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

259

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

58 66
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

255

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

59 127
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

252

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

60 61
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

Helps patients who have cystic fibrosis, pancreatitis, or digestive disorders digest food. Source: National Library of Medicine

252

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

60 88
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

250

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

132

patients, 17% of all patients

A 62 105
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

244

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

63 11
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

237

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

64 160
CELEBREX

Treats pain, including pain... +

Treats pain, including pain caused by arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) in children and adults, ankylosing spondylitis, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

237

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

10 64 226
NASONEX

Treats or prevents the symp... +

Treats or prevents the symptoms of seasonal (short-term) and perennial (year-round) allergies (hay fever), such as stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, and watery eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

230

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

66 154
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

224

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

67 31
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

222

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

68 107
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

217

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

69 50
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

211

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

70 85
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

207

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

71 100
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

198

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

72 110
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

194

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

73 141
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

194

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

73 62
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

Pramipexole 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

188

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

75 207
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

188

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

75 87
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

186

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

77 75
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

Treats itching or watering of eyes caused by allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

78 159
URSODIOL

Dissolves certain kinds of ... +

Dissolves certain kinds of gallstones in the body when they cannot be removed by surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

183

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

79 360
ECONAZOLE NITRATE

Econazole is used to treat ... +

Econazole is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm. Source: National Library of Medicine

178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

80 228
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

80 109
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

82 23
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

171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

83 97
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

84 26
SOTALOL

Treats an irregular heartbe... +

Treats an irregular heartbeat. Source: National Library of Medicine

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

85 323
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

86 111
PROCTOSOL-HC

This is used to help reliev... +

This is used to help relieve redness, itching, swelling, or other discomfort caused by skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

87 319
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

Latanoprost ophthalmic is used to treat glaucoma (a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision) and ocular hypertension (a condition which causes increased pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

88 189
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

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

89 142
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

Treats fungal infections in the skin, throat, urinary tract, and lungs. Source: National Library of Medicine

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

90 177
ZALEPLON 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

R 91 497
VESICARE

Solifenacin is used to trea... +

Solifenacin is used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

92 133
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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

92 57
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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

92 129
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

Hydrocortisone is available with or without a prescription. Source: National Library of Medicine

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

95 281
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

95 132
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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

97 44
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling... +

Treats gingivitis (swelling of the gums) and other problems of the mouth and gums. Source: National Library of Medicine

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

98 245
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

O 99 9
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

A 100 42
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

Treats nerve pain that is caused by herpes zoster, or "shingles. Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

101 149
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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

101 83
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

103 123
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

104 224
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 104 138
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

106 19
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

107 114
NIFEDICAL XL

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

107 229
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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

107 60
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

Treats psoriasis, skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

110 164
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

111 257
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

112 135
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL

Nortriptyline is used to tr... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

113 122
LOPERAMIDE

Treats diarrhea and decreas... +

Treats diarrhea and decreases the amount of drainage in patients who have ostomies. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

114 250
ADACEL TDAP 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

115 371
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

R 115 168
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

A 117 79
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 117 268
LITE TOUCH 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

10 119 680
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

119 130
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

119 29
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 122 76
TRIAZOLAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

122 277
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

A 124 71
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 125 95
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

R 126 172
TERBINAFINE HCL

Terbinafine is used to trea... +

Terbinafine is used to treat fungal infections of the toenail and fingernail. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

127 389
ACTONEL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

10 128 437
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 129 20
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

130 53
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

130 372
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE*

Treats skin irritation, all... +

Treats skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

132 356
AZOR

This is a combination of am... +

This is a combination of amlodipine and olmesartan is a combination of medicines that may be used alone or with other medicines to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

133 174
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

133 56
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

133 91
ENABLEX 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 136 640
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

Treats skin infections caused by fungus, such as ringworm, athlete's foot, or dandruff. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

137 444
DESLORATADINE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

138 571
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 138 198
HYDROMORPHONE HCL*

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 140 225
ZOSTAVAX

Prevents shingles (herpes z... +

Prevents shingles (herpes zoster virus). Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

140 157
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 140 238
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 P 140 74
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 140 137
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 145 243
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

146 41
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

146 90
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

148 43
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 149 13
COLCRYS

Used to prevent gout attack... +

Used to prevent gout attacks (sudden, severe pain in one or more joints caused by abnormally high levels of a substance called uric acid in the blood) in adults, and to relieve the pain of gout attacks when they occur. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

150 248
ALFUZOSIN HCL ER

Alfuzosin is used in men to... +

Alfuzosin is used in men to treat 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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 150 424
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 152 312
NATEGLINIDE

Used to treat type 2 diabet... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 152 217
CALCITRIOL

Treats low blood calcium in... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 152 202
NAPHAZOLINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

155 183
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

155 28
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 155 22
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

158 67
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 159 146
VIGAMOX

Treats eye infections that ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

159 574
ENTECAVIR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 161 402
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

162 65
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.