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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,360Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 547

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 547

1,000 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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 Idaho
lower than average

Antipsychotics

6% of this provider’s 658 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

30% of this provider’s 1,000 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

14% of this provider’s 658 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 12%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 1,000 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$895K

2012

$980K

2013

$976K

2014

$1.03M

2015

Number of Claims

15,895

2012

19,365

2013

18,575

2014

18,360

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,000

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

698

prescriptions.

196

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

809

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

160

patients, 16% of all patients

2 6
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

735

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

142

patients, 14% of all patients

3 2
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

642

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

141

patients, 14% of all patients

4 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

122

patients, 12% of all patients

O 5 4
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

330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

6 13
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

7 21
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

8 10
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

9 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

277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

10 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

11 12
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

12 18
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

13 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

14 5
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

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

15 11
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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

16 20
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

O 17 16
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

18 31
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

19 23
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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

20 30
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

21 37
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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

22 36
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

23 25
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

24 43
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

25 24
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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

26 45
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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

27 32
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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

28 58
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

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

29 35
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

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

29 40
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

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

29 55
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

R 29 27
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

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

33 19
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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

34 17
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

116

patients, 12% of all patients

A 35 56
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

P 35 70
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

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

37 51
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

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

38 14
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

38 26
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

40 41
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

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

41 72
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

42 28
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

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

43 15
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

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

44 74
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

45 59
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

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P 46 54
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

47 42
METFORMIN HCL ER

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

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

48 29
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

49 93
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

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

49 46
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

51 34
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

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

52 89
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

A 53 94
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

54 82
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

55 81
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

56 66
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

57 76
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

57 22
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

59 47
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

60 73
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

O 60 65
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

Replaces estrogen that decreases with menopause or removal of the ovaries. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

R 62 85
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 63 78
PREMARIN

Estrogens are female hormon... +

Estrogens are female hormones. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

R 64 226
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

64 187
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

64 75
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

R 67 84
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 68 148
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

R 69 60
NAPROXEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by arthritis, gout, menstrual cramps, tendinitis, headache, backache, and toothache. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

70 98
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

71 83
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

72 92
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

73 49
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

74 33
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 75 122
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

76 154
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

76 108
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

O 76 48
PROMETHAZINE HCL

Promethazine is used to rel... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

R 79 124
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 79 64
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

81 68
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

82 157
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 83 131
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

83 67
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 O 85 57
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 85 143
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 Sept. 15, 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.