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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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19,753Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 191 out of 6974

$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 336 out of 6974

733 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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

2% of this provider’s 684 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

50% of this provider’s 733 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

15% of this provider’s 684 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

14% of this provider’s 733 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$1.28M

2012

$1.22M

2013

$1.19M

2014

$1.24M

2015

Number of Claims

21,553

2012

22,167

2013

20,637

2014

19,753

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

1,155

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,116

prescriptions.

267

patients, 36% of all patients

1 2
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

978

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

947

prescriptions.

231

patients, 32% of all patients

2 7
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

969

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

893

prescriptions.

251

patients, 34% of all patients

3 4
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

805

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

770

prescriptions.

218

patients, 30% of all patients

4 13
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

751

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

711

prescriptions.

168

patients, 23% of all patients

5 22
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

718

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

681

prescriptions.

178

patients, 24% of all patients

6 6
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

521

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

151

patients, 21% of all patients

7 14
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

461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

119

patients, 16% of all patients

8 15
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

358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

9 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

10 1
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

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

11 8
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

12 39
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

157

patients, 21% of all patients

A 13 105
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

255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

14 20
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

168

patients, 23% of all patients

A 15 42
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

16 10
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

O 17 30
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

17 5
ACARBOSE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

19 222
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

20 11
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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

21 65
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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

22 95
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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

23 12
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

24 32
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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

25 16
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

26 40
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

27 114
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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

28 31
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

29 21
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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

30 18
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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

30 19
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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

32 47
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

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

33 33
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

34 59
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

35 25
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

This combination medication is used to treat a variety of inflamed fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Source: National Library of Medicine

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

36 194
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

37 127
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

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

38 27
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

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

39 49
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

40 37
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

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

41 28
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

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

42 38
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

105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

43 35
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

44 51
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

45 67
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

46 81
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

46 24
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

48 73
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

49 100
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

A 50 106
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

51 58
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

52 143
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

52 77
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

A 54 71
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

55 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

56 50
NUEDEXTA

Used to treat pseudobulbar ... +

Used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA; a condition of sudden, frequent outbursts of crying or laughing that can not be controlled) in people with certain conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease; condition in which the nerves that control muscle movement slowly die, causing the muscles to shrink and weaken) or multiple sclerosis (a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control). Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 56 167
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 56 87
MONOJECT INSULIN SAFETY SYRNG 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 59 572
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

59 121
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

R 61 172
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 62 84
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 133
NOVOLIN 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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 64 369
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

64 91
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

R 66 34
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

67 116
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

68 56
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A 69 79
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 123
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

71 75
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 72 92
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

73 90
PROCRIT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 74 364
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

74 101
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 76 54
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 R 77 181
NAPROXEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by arthritis, gout, menstrual cramps, tendinitis, headache, backache, and toothache. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

78 89
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 P 78 104
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 March 22, 2010.
  • 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.