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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,800Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 42

$2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 42

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

94% 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 Colorado
lower than average

Antipsychotics

16% of this provider’s 525 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 9%.

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Antibiotics

29% of this provider’s 761 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

10% of this provider’s 525 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 9%.

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Opioids

44% of this provider’s 761 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 27%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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

$2.29M

2012

$1.78M

2013

$1.92M

2014

$2M

2015

Number of Claims

33,791

2012

34,754

2013

34,601

2014

31,800

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

1,270

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

708

prescriptions.

123

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

888

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

2 2
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

842

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

117

patients, 15% of all patients

3 3
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

763

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

4 4
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

744

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

5 48
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

735

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

6 8
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

719

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

7 13
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

697

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

8 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

629

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

9 6
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

593

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

10 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

531

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

120

patients, 16% of all patients

O 11 12
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

504

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

P 12 74
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

501

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

13 11
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

499

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

14 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

496

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

15 9
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

463

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

O 16 19
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

451

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

P 17 52
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

429

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

P 18 40
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

19 19
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

20 54
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

21 55
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

352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

22 5
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

350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

P 23 24
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

24 56
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

316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

25 17
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

26 33
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

27 53
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

R 28 96
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

28 69
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

280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

30 32
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

274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

31 50
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

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

32 26
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

262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

33 41
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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

34 44
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

O 34 18
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

36 25
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

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

37 39
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

38 38
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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

39 28
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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

40 71
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

41 43
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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

42 83
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

43 22
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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

44 21
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

45 16
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

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

46 100
LATUDA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 P 47 106
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

Morphine (extended release) is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

O 48 57
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

49 92
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

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

A 50 60
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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

51 59
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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

52 61
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 53 104
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 54 104
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 103
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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

56 47
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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

57 62
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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

58 64
OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Source: National Library of Medicine

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

59 130
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 35
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

61 93
LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 62 101
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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

63 77
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

O 64 29
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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

65 27
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 66 117
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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 110
INVEGA

Treats schizophrenia (a men... +

Treats schizophrenia (a mental disorder). Source: National Library of Medicine

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 P 68 137
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

69 138
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

70 37
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 121
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

71 34
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 71 111
SAPHRIS 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 P 71 114
MORPHINE SULFATE

Morphine is used to relieve... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

O 75 84
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

R 76 65
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

77 102
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

77 36
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

77 31
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

80 23
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

81 68
GENTAMICIN SULFATE

Ophthalmic gentamicin is us... +

Ophthalmic gentamicin is used to treat certain eye infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 A 82 146
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

83 42
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

84 51
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

85 99
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 86 124
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

86 73
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

88 46
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A 89 95
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 P 89 129
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

91 30
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

92 86
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 P 93 148
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

93 15
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

93 58
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O 96 72
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

96 119
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

A 98 82
METHADONE HCL

Methadone is used to reliev... +

Methadone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain that has not been relieved by non-narcotic pain relievers. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 98 116
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to r... +

Metoclopramide is used to relieve heartburn and speed the healing of ulcers and sores in the esophagus (tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) in people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the esophagus) that did not get better with other treatments. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

100 149
ADVAIR HFA

Prevents symptoms of asthma... +

Prevents symptoms of asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

101 152
CEFTRIAXONE*

Treats infections caused by... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

A 102 153
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

103 49
FLUPHENAZINE HCL

Fluphenazine is an antipsyc... +

Fluphenazine is an antipsychotic medication used to treat schizophrenia and psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and hostility. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 P 104 159
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

A 105 117
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 106 89
KLOR-CON M20

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

106 75
PHENYTOIN

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 106 161
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

109 136
ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

Albuterol is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways). Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

110 85
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

111 96
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 P 112 164
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 P 112 164
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 114 107
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 115 63
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 116 66
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 116 88
ENULOSE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 118 174
VESICARE

Solifenacin is used to trea... +

Solifenacin is used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 119 175
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 120 98
RENVELA

Lowers the amount of phosph... +

Lowers the amount of phosphorus in blood of patients receiving kidney dialysis. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 121 138
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

A 121 90
ACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes labialis (col... +

Treats herpes labialis (cold sores). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 123 182
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

A 124 123
XIFAXAN

Treats traveler's diarrhea ... +

Treats traveler's diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 A 125 185
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 126 189
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 R 127 145
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 128 79
STRATTERA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 128 191
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 Oct. 16, 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.