Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

31,191Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 110

$1.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 110

699 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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 Massachusetts
lower than average

Antipsychotics

15% of this provider’s 479 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 15%.

More resources »

Antibiotics

46% of this provider’s 699 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

More resources »

Risky Drugs for Seniors

16% of this provider’s 479 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 10%.

More resources »

Opioids

30% of this provider’s 699 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

More resources »

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 28.


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

$616K

2012

$1.28M

2013

$1.38M

2014

$1.52M

2015

Number of Claims

12,539

2012

28,255

2013

29,037

2014

31,191

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


O

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
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

1,932

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,891

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,199

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,074

prescriptions.

129

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,154

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

691

prescriptions.

217

patients, 31% of all patients

3 5
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

1,091

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

851

prescriptions.

164

patients, 23% of all patients

4 6
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

979

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

692

prescriptions.

147

patients, 21% of all patients

5 3
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

951

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

816

prescriptions.

166

patients, 24% of all patients

6 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

886

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

749

prescriptions.

126

patients, 18% of all patients

7 7
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

758

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

688

prescriptions.

121

patients, 17% of all patients

8 12
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

725

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

9 4
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

682

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

10 9
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

636

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

11 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

592

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

12 18
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

589

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

O 13 80
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

566

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

14 13
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

537

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

15 15
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

431

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

16 11
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

371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

17 17
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

357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

P 18 20
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

327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

19 48
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

20 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

320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

21 16
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

22 26
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

311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

23 21
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

309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

24 29
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

299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

25 22
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

296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

26 33
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

273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

27 10
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

O 28 51
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

29 35
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

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

30 39
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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

31 49
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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

32 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

33 45
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 34 24
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

35 30
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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

36 55
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

37 19
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

38 34
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

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

39 23
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

40 31
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

41 32
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

42 86
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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

43 101
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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

44 73
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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

45 40
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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

46 38
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

47 25
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

47 47
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

49 36
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

O 50 58
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

50 122
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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

52 41
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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

R 53 172
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

A 54 68
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

55 64
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

56 52
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

A 57 145
NYSTOP

Treats infections caused by... +

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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

57 77
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

P 59 28
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

60 62
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

61 76
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

62 116
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

63 115
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

A 64 152
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

65 66
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 148
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

67 79
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

68 81
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

69 42
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 70 220
COLCRYS

Used to prevent gout attack... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 133
ENULOSE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

72 91
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

72 156
DILTIAZEM HCL

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

72 113
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

75 146
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 139
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 77 147
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

A 77 100
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

77 60
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

77 170
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

81 252
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 82 179
BUPROPION HCL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 82 99
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

82 63
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

R 85 140
TAMIFLU

Used in the treatment of th... +

Used in the treatment of the infection caused by the flu virus (influenza A and influenza B). Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

85 53
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

A 87 111
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 88 190
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

88 84
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

90 67
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

91 43
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

92 121
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

92 78
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

94 85
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 95 227
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

96 95
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

97 125
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 97 167
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 97 50
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

Phenytoin is used to control certain type of seizures, and to treat and prevent seizures that may begin during or after surgery to the brain or nervous system. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 100 104
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

100 69
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

102 44
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 102 75
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 P 102 71
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

105 72
FINASTERIDE

Treats an enlarged prostate... +

Treats an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) in men and causes hair growth in male pattern baldness. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 106 37
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.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

107 135
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 108 209
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.

<11 108 159
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

108 106
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

Nitrofurantoinis used to treat urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

A R 111 180
INVOKANA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (condition in which blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 111 182
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 111 82
RESTASIS

Treats chronic dry eye dise... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 114 294
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to checkup@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to checkup@propublica.org.

Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on July 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.