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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,513Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 2798

$1.63M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 2798

842 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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 Michigan
lower than average

Antipsychotics

9% of this provider’s 656 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

25% of this provider’s 842 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

10% of this provider’s 656 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

30% of this provider’s 842 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$1.21M

2012

$1.43M

2013

$1.6M

2014

$1.63M

2015

Number of Claims

22,355

2012

27,622

2013

29,359

2014

29,513

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

1,167

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,019

prescriptions.

170

patients, 20% of all patients

1 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

989

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

646

prescriptions.

164

patients, 19% of all patients

O 2 2
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

976

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

821

prescriptions.

115

patients, 14% of all patients

3 9
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

823

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

140

patients, 17% of all patients

4 1
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

799

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

160

patients, 19% of all patients

5 6
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

790

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

726

prescriptions.

103

patients, 12% of all patients

6 71
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

720

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

121

patients, 14% of all patients

7 12
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

646

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

612

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

8 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

545

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

9 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

541

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

10 19
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

521

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

11 5
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

481

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

12 15
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

480

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

13 11
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

14 27
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

450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

15 20
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

433

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

16 21
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

402

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

17 13
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

388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

18 29
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

364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

19 7
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

19 35
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

21 69
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

352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

O 22 62
FAMOTIDINE*

Treats ulcers, gastroesopha... +

Treats ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause the stomach to produce too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

23 83
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

294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

24 72
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

276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

25 38
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

273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

P 26 60
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

264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

27 40
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

28 25
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

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

29 68
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

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

30 14
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

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

31 75
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

32 23
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

33 43
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

34 51
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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

35 118
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

36 16
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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

37 48
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

38 34
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

39 88
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

40 10
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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

41 22
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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

42 106
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

42 32
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 44 90
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

45 30
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

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

46 18
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

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

47 127
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

48 96
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O 48 63
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

O 50 17
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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

51 53
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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

52 56
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

53 85
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

<11 54 152
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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

55 99
MORPHINE SULFATE

Morphine is used to relieve... +

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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

O 56 153
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

56 31
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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

58 158
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

59 121
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 60 67
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

61 61
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

62 112
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

62 42
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

64 91
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

65 129
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

66 37
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

67 44
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

67 187
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

69 28
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11 70 81
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

71 36
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

R 72 100
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

73 24
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

74 49
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

75 78
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

A 75 66
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

77 92
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

78 248
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

79 86
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

80 46
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 81 50
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

A 81 170
AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

81 271
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

81 162
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 85 238
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

86 45
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

87 65
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 88 278
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

Digox (digoxin) is used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 R 89 169
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

90 33
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

91 95
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 92 128
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

93 82
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

93 149
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

95 117
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

96 286
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL

Nortriptyline is used to tr... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 96 275
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 98 122
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

98 102
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

98 131
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

101 104
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 P 101 133
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 101 105
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

A 104 97
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

A 104 94
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

106 129
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 106 114
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

106 64
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

109 136
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

109 191
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 O 109 150
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

109 126
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

A 113 125
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

113 26
MONOJECT INSULIN SAFETY SYRNG 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 113 419
VALSARTAN

Valsartan is used alone or ... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 116 196
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

R 117 59
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

118 47
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 118 299
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

120 74
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL

The combination of amlodipi... +

The combination of amlodipine and benazepril is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

120 93
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

122 115
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 123 52
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 123 235
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 125 171
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 May 19, 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.