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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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28,580Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 110

$1.56M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 110

595 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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 Massachusetts
lower than average

Antipsychotics

15% of this provider’s 538 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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Antibiotics

38% of this provider’s 595 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

13% of this provider’s 538 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 10%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 595 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

48 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 28.


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

$1.33M

2012

$1.22M

2013

$1.32M

2014

$1.56M

2015

Number of Claims

27,883

2012

29,837

2013

28,375

2014

28,580

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
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

1,910

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,745

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,556

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,442

prescriptions.

146

patients, 25% of all patients

2 2
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

862

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

809

prescriptions.

158

patients, 27% of all patients

3 8
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

790

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

711

prescriptions.

113

patients, 19% of all patients

4 3
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

739

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

676

prescriptions.

103

patients, 17% of all patients

5 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

733

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

120

patients, 20% of all patients

6 7
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

605

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

7 13
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

604

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

96

patients, 16% of all patients

8 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

600

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

97

patients, 16% of all patients

9 6
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

591

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

10 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

590

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

11 18
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

531

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

12 17
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

480

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

13 5
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

464

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

14 15
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

15 11
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

399

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

16 10
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

398

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

17 26
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

379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

18 14
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

P 19 24
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

20 9
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

21 19
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

22 31
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

304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

23 40
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

24 32
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

292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

25 42
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

P 26 28
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

27 25
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

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

28 29
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

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

29 23
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

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

30 52
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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

31 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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

32 48
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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

33 22
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

34 30
NYSTOP

Treats infections caused by... +

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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

35 77
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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

P 36 20
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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

36 79
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

38 45
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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

39 41
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

40 34
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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

41 33
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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

41 54
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

43 35
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

44 63
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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

45 50
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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

46 44
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

47 43
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

47 96
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

47 61
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

50 27
SSD 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

51 232
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

52 106
ENULOSE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 91
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

54 53
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

54 39
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

56 64
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 88
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 75
VANCOMYCIN HCL*

Treats bacterial infections. +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

A 56 150
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 59
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

61 66
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

62 47
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

63 65
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

64 37
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 65 151
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

66 72
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

A 66 68
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 P 68 57
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

R 69 90
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

70 69
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

71 85
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

72 55
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 73 127
SANTYL

Used to clean skin ulcers a... +

Used to clean skin ulcers and severe burns. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

73 129
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

75 125
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

75 92
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 77 104
PRADAXA

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) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 78 221
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 79 49
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

79 146
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

79 105
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 82 76
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

82 109
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

84 73
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

A 85 100
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

A 86 123
SILVER SULFADIAZINE

Treats skin infections in p... +

Treats skin infections in patients with severe burns. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

86 258
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 88 87
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

89 81
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

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

90 192
TIMOLOL MALEATE

Ophthalmic timolol is used ... +

Ophthalmic timolol is used to treat glaucoma, a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 91 142
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

A 91 140
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 91 149
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 94 103
AZILECT

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with levodopa for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 95 271
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 95 118
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

97 36
TRANSDERM-SCOP 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

97 184
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 97 131
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 R 100 98
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O 100 51
LIDOCAINE HCL*

Lidocaine viscous, a local ... +

Lidocaine viscous, a local anesthetic, is used to treat the pain of a sore or irritated mouth and throat often associated with cancer chemotherapy and certain medical procedures. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

100 202
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 103 38
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM

Used to prevent deep venous... +

Used to prevent deep venous thrombosis, a condition in which harmful blood clots form in the blood vessels of the legs. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

103 114
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

103 162
LOXAPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 P 106 284
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

A 106 145
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 106 137
GLYBURIDE

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 R 109 188
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

A 109 111
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling... +

Treats gingivitis (swelling of the gums) and other problems of the mouth and gums. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

109 237
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

Treats ulcers and other stomach problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 112 160
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 112 291
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.