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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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27,761Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 1584

$2.98M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 1584

748 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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 North Carolina
lower than average

Antipsychotics

6% of this provider’s 479 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

40% of this provider’s 748 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

19% of this provider’s 479 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 12%.

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Opioids

37% of this provider’s 748 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$107 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

$2.13M

2012

$2.34M

2013

$2.92M

2014

$2.98M

2015

Number of Claims

26,440

2012

29,430

2013

29,115

2014

27,761

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
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

767

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

129

patients, 17% of all patients

1 12
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

681

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

130

patients, 17% of all patients

2 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

678

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

123

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

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

671

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

124

patients, 17% of all patients

4 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

664

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

134

patients, 18% of all patients

O 5 16
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

585

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

6 2
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

571

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

7 6
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

570

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

8 1
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

567

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

9 7
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

512

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

O 10 43
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

457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

11 8
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

452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

12 11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

13 64
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

425

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

14 10
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

403

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

15 21
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

387

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

16 34
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

348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

17 44
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

18 17
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

19 22
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

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

20 45
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

307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

21 14
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

299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

22 46
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

172

patients, 23% of all patients

A 23 56
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

24 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

25 15
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

267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

26 27
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used 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

264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

27 76
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

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

28 79
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

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

29 38
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

O 30 58
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

254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

31 61
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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

32 47
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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

33 57
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

Used with proper diet and exercise to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

34 145
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

155

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

35 13
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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

36 23
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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

R 37 35
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

38 65
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

39 55
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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

40 67
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

41 54
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

41 31
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

O 43 19
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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

44 87
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

120

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

45 29
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

Pramipexole 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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

46 156
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

47 26
TRIBENZOR 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

47 314
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

49 28
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

49 25
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

51 33
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

52 36
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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

R 53 88
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

54 37
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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

55 94
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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

56 80
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

56 30
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

58 32
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

59 97
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

60 74
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

61 83
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

Treats psoriasis, skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

62 374
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 70
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

64 62
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

65 150
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

66 51
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

P 67 72
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 158
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

69 42
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

70 40
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

71 18
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve tension headaches. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

R 72 332
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

73 24
VICTOZA 3-PAK

Used to treat a type of dia... +

Used to treat a type of diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes) called type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

73 234
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

73 20
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

76 77
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

77 71
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

A 78 75
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

A 79 69
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

80 59
LANSOPRAZOLE

Treats stomach ulcers, gast... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

81 146
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 82 224
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

83 81
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

84 414
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

84 53
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

86 73
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

Prevents and treats certain fungus infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

87 139
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

87 68
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

89 109
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 90 161
DEXILANT

Treats erosive esophagitis,... +

Treats erosive esophagitis, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other conditions caused by too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

91 153
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

92 113
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

92 153
PROMETHAZINE HCL

Promethazine is used to rel... +

Promethazine is used to relieve the symptoms of allergic reactions such as allergic rhinitis (runny nose and watery eyes caused by allergy to pollen, mold or dust), allergic conjunctivitis (red, watery eyes caused by allergies), allergic skin reactions, and allergic reactions to blood or plasma products. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

R 92 116
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 O 95 114
SILENOR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

R 95 485
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

97 124
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

98 157
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

98 104
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

98 237
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

This combination medication is used to treat a variety of inflamed fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

101 201
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

R 102 176
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 103 170
JANUMET

This is a combination drug ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 103 245
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

105 148
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 106 115
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 107 110
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 108 50
LIVALO

Used together with diet, we... +

Used together with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the amount of fatty substances such as low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol ('bad cholesterol') in the blood and to increase the amount of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol ('good cholesterol'). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 109 295
AMITIZA

Treats certain types of lon... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

109 174
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 111 140
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

111 126
NOVOFINE 32

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 111 376
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

111 49
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

115 136
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

115 84
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN-HCTZ 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 115 374
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

118 188
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

Treats problems with urination caused by an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH). Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 118 298
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 July 28, 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.