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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,206Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 42

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 42

740 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 Colorado
lower than average

Antipsychotics

14% of this provider’s 625 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 9%.

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Antibiotics

24% of this provider’s 740 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

9% of this provider’s 625 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 9%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 740 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 27%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$883K

2012

$1.06M

2013

$1.1M

2014

$1.03M

2015

Number of Claims

14,893

2012

19,564

2013

21,390

2014

18,206

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

998

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

871

prescriptions.

137

patients, 19% of all patients

1 2
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

737

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

2 4
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

689

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

607

prescriptions.

142

patients, 19% of all patients

3 1
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

546

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

4 3
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

506

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

5 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

488

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

115

patients, 16% of all patients

6 6
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

374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

7 23
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

8 8
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

352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

9 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

10 11
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

286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

11 26
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

12 67
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

279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

13 9
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

278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

14 7
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

14 16
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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

16 13
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

17 10
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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

18 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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

19 17
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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

P 20 24
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

21 37
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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

22 78
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

23 35
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

24 25
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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

25 32
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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

26 77
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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

27 27
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

28 107
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

28 55
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

30 22
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

31 33
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

P 32 40
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

P 33 52
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

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

34 21
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

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

35 50
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

112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

36 94
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

36 30
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

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

38 81
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

39 54
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 31
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

40 19
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

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

42 79
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

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

43 28
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

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

44 63
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

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

45 41
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

45 43
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 56
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

48 38
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

49 75
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

O 50 18
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

51 42
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

52 34
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

53 69
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A 54 60
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

54 71
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A 56 90
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 80
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

57 70
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

59 64
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

59 59
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

59 119
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 89
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 44
LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 64 101
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

Causes numbness or loss of feeling in an area of your body. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

65 91
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.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

66 58
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 67 83
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 86
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

69 62
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

A 70 82
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

71 73
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 72 170
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

73 36
VANCOMYCIN HCL*

Treats bacterial infections. +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 A 74 176
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 P 75 104
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

75 68
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 180
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 47
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 79 135
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE

Ophthalmic brimonidine is u... +

Ophthalmic brimonidine is used to lower pressure in the eyes in patients who have glaucoma (high pressure in the eyes that may damage nerves and cause vision loss) and ocular hypertension (pressure in the eyes that is higher than normal but not high enough to cause vision loss). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 80 142
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

80 85
RESTASIS

Treats chronic dry eye dise... +

Treats chronic dry eye disease by increasing the amount of tears in your eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 80 190
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 83 98
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

83 102
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 Nov. 19, 2015.
  • 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.