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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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51,750Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.96M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,789 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$2.68M

2014

$2.79M

2015

$2.96M

2016

Number of Claims

53,880

2014

52,878

2015

51,750

2016

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.

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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.

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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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 2,280

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,963

prescriptions.

518

patients, 29% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 2,161

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,870

prescriptions.

366

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 1,854

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,625

prescriptions.

302

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,550

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,240

prescriptions.

341

patients, 19% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,015

prescriptions.

174

patients, 10% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 1,357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,061

prescriptions.

273

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,027

prescriptions.

253

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 1,171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

885

prescriptions.

280

patients, 16% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 1,076

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,071

prescriptions.

153

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 919

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

796

prescriptions.

161

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 902

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

759

prescriptions.

222

patients, 12% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 854

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

659

prescriptions.

189

patients, 11% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 852

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

753

prescriptions.

140

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 810

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

694

prescriptions.

178

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 785

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

153

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 778

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

684

prescriptions.

144

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 715

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

114

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 638

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

161

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 597

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

147

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 558

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

112

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 545

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

117

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 534

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

127

patients, 7% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 531

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 527

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

115

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 466

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

71

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 441

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

99

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 427

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

69

patients, 4% of all patients

P
FENOFIBRATE* 408

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

95

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

86

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

94

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

86

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

65

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

91

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

90

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

72

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

83

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

91

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

59

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

71

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

85

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

78

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

58

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

64

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

206

patients, 12% of all patients

A
LANTUS 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

69

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 256

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 244

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 237

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 235

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 222

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

64

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 213

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 204

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 203

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 196

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

126

patients, 7% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 195

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

61

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 187

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

126

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 185

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 183

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

103

patients, 6% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 182

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

P
SYMBICORT 181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

TRADJENTA 159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

66

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

61

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

122

patients, 7% of all patients

A
FENTANYL 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

O
GENERLAC 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

O
NAPROXEN 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

61

patients, 3% of all patients

A
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

67

patients, 4% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

75

patients, 4% of all patients

A
AMIODARONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

NOVOLIN 70-30 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ARIPIPRAZOLE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

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DIAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

P
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

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GLUCAGEN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

57

patients, 3% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

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DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

JANUVIA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

KLOR-CON 10 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LOPERAMIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

A
PRADAXA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SINGLE USE SWAB 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

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GLIMEPIRIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

TRESIBA FLEXTOUCH U-100 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

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DIGOX 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

NYSTATIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

METRONIDAZOLE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

A
TIMOLOL MALEATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

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KETOCONAZOLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

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DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

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ANORO ELLIPTA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

NABUMETONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

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INSULIN SYRINGE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

RESTASIS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

A
TERAZOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAVATAN Z 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 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 Nov. 25, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.