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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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27,908Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 1214

$1.67M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 1214

726 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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 Virginia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

8% of this provider’s 611 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

42% of this provider’s 726 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

13% of this provider’s 611 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

29% of this provider’s 726 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$1.65M

2012

$1.46M

2013

$1.54M

2014

$1.67M

2015

Number of Claims

31,382

2012

33,560

2013

31,863

2014

27,908

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
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,266

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,121

prescriptions.

152

patients, 21% of all patients

1 7
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

890

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

784

prescriptions.

142

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
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

815

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

779

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

749

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

656

prescriptions.

124

patients, 17% of all patients

4 2
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

721

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

609

prescriptions.

108

patients, 15% of all patients

5 4
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

703

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

119

patients, 16% of all patients

6 11
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

597

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

7 5
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

569

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

108

patients, 15% of all patients

8 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

552

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

111

patients, 15% of all patients

O 9 14
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

520

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

10 9
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

495

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

11 16
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

12 23
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

426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

O 13 94
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

401

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

14 17
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

394

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

15 35
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

387

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

16 81
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

343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

17 22
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

334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

18 8
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

19 40
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

309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

20 32
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

21 31
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

306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

21 87
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

23 20
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

296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

24 39
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

25 27
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

26 50
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

27 10
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

276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

28 59
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

256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

29 42
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

30 34
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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

31 15
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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

32 107
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

239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

33 12
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

34 45
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

O 35 18
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

36 139
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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

36 25
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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

38 24
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

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

P 39 51
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

125

patients, 17% of all patients

A 40 110
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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

41 86
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

42 21
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

43 72
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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

44 13
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

45 142
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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

46 63
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

46 75
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

46 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

49 111
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

50 28
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

51 77
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 69
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 141
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

125

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 93
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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

55 76
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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

A 55 80
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

108

patients, 15% of all patients

57 236
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

58 73
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

<11 59 158
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

60 54
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 49
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 152
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

63 115
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

63 58
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

A 65 70
LINZESS

Used in adults to treat irr... +

Used in adults to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C; a condition that causes stomach pain or cramps, bloating, and infrequent or difficult passage of stools) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC; difficult or infrequent passage of stools that lasts for 3 months or longer and is not caused by a disease or a medication). Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 254
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

66 55
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 102
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

A 69 57
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 66
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11 71 191
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

72 62
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 73 208
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 74 61
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

75 43
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE

Replaces certain hormones w... +

Replaces certain hormones when the body does not make enough, such as in Addison's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

76 325
ARANESP 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

77 383
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

78 97
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

79 96
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

80 26
MINOCYCLINE HCL

Minocycline is used to trea... +

Minocycline is used to treat bacterial infections including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; acne; and infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 A 81 387
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

82 100
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

82 124
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 R 84 190
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 85 163
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

86 117
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

86 206
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

88 126
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 P 88 88
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

90 84
PREVACID 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 90 304
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

92 68
METHADONE HCL

Methadone is used to reliev... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 O 93 145
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 94 143
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

94 116
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

94 74
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 97 159
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 98 276
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

98 48
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

100 175
NOVOLIN N

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 101 278
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 102 160
NUEDEXTA

Used to treat pseudobulbar ... +

Used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA; a condition of sudden, frequent outbursts of crying or laughing that can not be controlled) in people with certain conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease; condition in which the nerves that control muscle movement slowly die, causing the muscles to shrink and weaken) or multiple sclerosis (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). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 103 260
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

103 164
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

103 130
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

106 47
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

106 138
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 108 37
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 109 262
FAMCICLOVIR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

109 437
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.