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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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28,596Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 2474

$1.63M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 47 out of 2474

932 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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 Pennsylvania
lower than average

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 792 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

46% of this provider’s 932 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

9% of this provider’s 792 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

20% of this provider’s 932 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 20%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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

$1.48M

2012

$1.56M

2013

$1.62M

2014

$1.63M

2015

Number of Claims

27,619

2012

29,007

2013

28,407

2014

28,596

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,654

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,486

prescriptions.

241

patients, 26% of all patients

1 1
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

1,028

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

944

prescriptions.

200

patients, 21% of all patients

2 3
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

995

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

809

prescriptions.

178

patients, 19% of all patients

3 6
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

740

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

716

prescriptions.

122

patients, 13% of all patients

4 8
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

694

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

135

patients, 14% of all patients

5 7
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

674

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

123

patients, 13% of all patients

6 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

635

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

113

patients, 12% of all patients

7 2
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

594

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

8 15
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

561

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

9 5
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

521

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

10 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

11 16
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

398

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

12 11
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

392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

13 9
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

382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

14 12
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

15 4
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

350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

16 21
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

17 14
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

18 35
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

117

patients, 13% of all patients

19 33
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

20 22
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

21 19
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

O 22 34
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

23 37
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

24 95
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

25 58
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

26 54
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

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

27 13
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

28 39
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

29 18
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

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

30 53
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

O 31 23
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

32 29
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

33 27
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

34 47
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

O 35 25
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

131

patients, 14% of all patients

A 36 154
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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

R 36 41
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

38 102
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

39 36
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

39 59
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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

133

patients, 14% of all patients

A 41 87
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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

41 83
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

43 20
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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

44 30
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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

44 40
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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

46 44
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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

46 28
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

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 48 56
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

49 123
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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

50 24
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

51 148
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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

52 86
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

53 76
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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

54 42
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

109

patients, 12% of all patients

A 55 165
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

A 55 77
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

57 129
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

58 52
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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

58 51
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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

60 55
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura XL) is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

61 100
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

62 26
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

63 156
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

64 70
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

65 45
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

66 75
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

67 63
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

68 97
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

69 49
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

70 194
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

A 70 46
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

72 105
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

73 103
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

73 121
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

75 65
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

76 92
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

77 107
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

78 257
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

79 32
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

80 80
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

81 31
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 81 96
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

81 72
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

84 267
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 O 85 79
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

86 125
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

86 71
METOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

10 88 490
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL

The combination of albutero... +

The combination of albuterol and ipratropium is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

88 85
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 88 64
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

91 114
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 91 82
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

93 101
FELODIPINE ER

Felodipine is used to treat... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

93 164
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

95 161
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

A 96 117
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

97 222
VANCOMYCIN HCL*

Treats bacterial infections. +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

A 97 263
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

99 132
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

Treats gastroesophageal ref... +

Treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and a damaged esophagus. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

100 234
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

100 61
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

102 62
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

102 57
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

104 108
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

105 84
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 105 203
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 107 160
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 107 179
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 109 98
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 110 60
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

110 157
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 112 93
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 113 202
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

114 99
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 114 110
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 Sept. 5, 2012.
  • 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.