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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,453Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 115 out of 3043

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 136 out of 3043

358 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% 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 Ohio
lower than average

Antipsychotics

20% of this provider’s 243 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

47% of this provider’s 358 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

21% of this provider’s 243 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 11%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 358 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

52 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

$1.52M

2012

$1.43M

2013

$1.43M

2014

$1.11M

2015

Number of Claims

24,938

2012

25,863

2013

23,867

2014

18,453

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
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

955

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

834

prescriptions.

85

patients, 24% of all patients

1 7
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

751

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

70

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

583

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

60

patients, 17% of all patients

3 15
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

551

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

80

patients, 22% of all patients

4 2
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

497

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

57

patients, 16% of all patients

5 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

437

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

57

patients, 16% of all patients

6 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

436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

65

patients, 18% of all patients

7 4
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

418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

56

patients, 16% of all patients

8 5
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

9 47
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

10 6
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

11 10
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

12 22
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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

<11 13 17
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

14 56
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

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

15 18
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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

16 166
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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

17 8
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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

18 59
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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

19 36
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

19 32
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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

21 132
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

22 43
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

23 25
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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

24 39
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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

25 111
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

26 70
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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

27 31
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

28 21
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

29 27
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

29 90
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

31 103
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

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

32 16
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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

33 23
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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

34 13
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

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

35 115
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

Helps control blood sugar levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

36 147
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

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

P 37 55
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

38 34
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

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

38 14
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

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

38 108
JANUMET

This is a combination drug ... +

This is a combination drug containing metformin and sitagliptin and is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

38 196
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

O 42 19
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

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

43 80
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

P 44 97
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

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

45 44
JANTOVEN

Helps to prevent new blood ... +

Helps to prevent new blood clots from forming, and helps to keep existing blood clots from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

<11 46 109
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

A 47 60
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

48 26
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

49 95
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

O 49 12
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

51 20
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

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

52 63
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

Used to treat hyperuricemia (high uric acid in the blood) in patients with gout. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11 52 365
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11 54 76
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

55 37
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

56 81
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 57 42
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

58 84
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

59 54
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

60 28
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

61 35
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 61 50
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 63 77
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 R 64 151
AMITIZA

Treats certain types of lon... +

Treats certain types of long-term constipation by helping you have a bowel movement. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 64 207
NOVOLIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

66 282
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

A 67 82
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

67 116
GLYBURIDE

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

R 69 224
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 70 58
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

70 57
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

72 98
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

A 72 46
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

74 89
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 75 173
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 76 454
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 77 33
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

R 78 93
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 79 24
TOVIAZ

Used to treat symptoms of a... +

Used to treat symptoms of an overactive bladder, such as incontinence (loss of bladder control) or a frequent need to urinate. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 79 422
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

Treats fungus infections in the mouth, throat, and intestines. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

81 133
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 81 71
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 81 79
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 84 86
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

84 52
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

86 139
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30

This is used by people with... +

This is used by people with diabetes to help keep blood sugar levels under control. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 87 390
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 87 11
PERPHENAZINE

Treats the symptoms of cert... +

Treats the symptoms of certain mental disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 P 87 239
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

A 87 91
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 91 48
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 Dec. 18, 2008.
  • 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.