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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,882Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 1067

$1.89M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 1067

1,133 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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 Missouri
lower than average

Antipsychotics

8% of this provider’s 768 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

37% of this provider’s 1,133 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

14% of this provider’s 768 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

32% of this provider’s 1,133 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$1.62M

2012

$1.84M

2013

$1.94M

2014

$1.89M

2015

Number of Claims

30,873

2012

34,219

2013

33,758

2014

33,882

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
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

1,560

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,199

prescriptions.

246

patients, 22% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,190

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

756

prescriptions.

202

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
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

1,155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

791

prescriptions.

176

patients, 16% of all patients

3 1
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

925

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

667

prescriptions.

149

patients, 13% of all patients

4 6
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

852

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

629

prescriptions.

129

patients, 11% of all patients

5 7
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

775

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

137

patients, 12% of all patients

6 5
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

746

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

190

patients, 17% of all patients

O 7 16
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

701

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

121

patients, 11% of all patients

8 11
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

670

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

106

patients, 9% of all patients

9 9
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

638

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

120

patients, 11% of all patients

10 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

585

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

103

patients, 9% of all patients

11 4
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

575

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

12 20
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

536

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

13 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

522

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

135

patients, 12% of all patients

O 14 8
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

506

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

15 22
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

471

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

16 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

462

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

17 10
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

444

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

18 32
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

371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

R 19 35
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

20 14
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

356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

21 82
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

328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

22 46
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

23 52
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

320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

24 38
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

25 23
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

26 34
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

27 57
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

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

28 42
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

271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

29 36
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

268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

30 12
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

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

267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

199

patients, 18% of all patients

31 94
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

262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

32 31
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

33 24
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

34 28
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

239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

35 25
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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

P 36 64
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

37 63
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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

38 26
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

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

39 66
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

40 67
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

41 27
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

42 37
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

43 70
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

148

patients, 13% of all patients

A 44 117
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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

45 15
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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

46 80
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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

125

patients, 11% of all patients

A 47 73
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Source: National Library of Medicine

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

47 133
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

49 43
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

50 33
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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

51 101
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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

51 58
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

53 29
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

Terazosin 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

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

54 128
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

163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

55 65
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

163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

55 19
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

161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

57 51
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

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

58 91
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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

59 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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

59 41
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

61 39
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

62 40
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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

O 63 93
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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

64 21
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

64 127
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

66 62
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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

66 59
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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

66 60
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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

69 95
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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

70 55
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

70 68
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

72 72
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

P 73 86
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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

74 149
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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

75 103
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

76 81
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

77 47
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

78 83
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

A 78 48
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

80 71
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

81 56
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

R 82 88
NIACIN ER

Lowers cholesterol and trig... +

Lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood and treats niacin deficiency (pellagra). Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

83 242
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

84 98
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 85 162
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

86 44
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

86 78
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

86 74
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

89 265
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

90 90
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

O 91 45
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

92 184
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

93 108
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

94 200
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

94 198
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

96 122
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 R 97 123
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

98 115
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

Dicyclomine is used to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

98 159
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

98 234
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

101 104
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

101 176
DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 101 263
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

101 102
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

R 101 136
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

106 188
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

O 107 141
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

107 61
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

A 109 69
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

110 77
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE

Medroxyprogesterone is used... +

Medroxyprogesterone is used to treat abnormal menstruation (periods) or irregular vaginal bleeding. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 111 226
BENAZEPRIL HCL

Benazepril is used alone or... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

112 97
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 113 169
CARTIA XT

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

114 131
METHOCARBAMOL

Treats muscle pain and spas... +

Treats muscle pain and spasms. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

R 114 294
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

116 30
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

117 84
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

117 54
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

119 142
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

120 126
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 121 156
ONDANSETRON HCL*

Ondansetron is used to prev... +

Ondansetron is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

122 205
METHOTREXATE

Treats several kinds of can... +

Treats several kinds of cancer, including cancer of the blood, bone, lung, breast, head, or neck. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 122 144
KLOR-CON M10

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

124 199
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 124 206
VERAPAMIL ER

Verapamil is used to treat ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 124 145
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 Jan. 26, 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.