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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,939Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 237

$3.83M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 237

1,265 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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 Maine
lower than average

Antipsychotics

5% of this provider’s 1,073 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

27% of this provider’s 1,265 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

8% of this provider’s 1,073 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

23% of this provider’s 1,265 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$101 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $88 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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

$1.92M

2012

$2.04M

2013

$3.01M

2014

$3.83M

2015

Number of Claims

25,067

2012

26,366

2013

33,634

2014

37,939

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

1,656

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,555

prescriptions.

246

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,393

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,281

prescriptions.

225

patients, 18% of all patients

2 7
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

1,352

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,169

prescriptions.

234

patients, 18% of all patients

3 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,094

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

945

prescriptions.

212

patients, 17% of all patients

4 2
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

1,039

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

829

prescriptions.

185

patients, 15% of all patients

5 14
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

970

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

868

prescriptions.

170

patients, 13% of all patients

6 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

947

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

907

prescriptions.

177

patients, 14% of all patients

7 8
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

850

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

781

prescriptions.

120

patients, 9% of all patients

10 8 55
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

831

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

779

prescriptions.

245

patients, 19% of all patients

9 23
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

651

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

146

patients, 12% of all patients

10 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

600

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

113

patients, 9% of all patients

11 6
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

569

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

106

patients, 8% of all patients

12 26
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

559

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

13 80
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

545

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

101

patients, 8% of all patients

14 49
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

521

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

132

patients, 10% of all patients

O 15 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

514

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

107

patients, 8% of all patients

16 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

450

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

92

patients, 7% of all patients

17 12
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

433

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

92

patients, 7% of all patients

18 20
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

430

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

19 40
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

411

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

20 5
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

395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

21 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

22 32
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

380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

23 21
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

24 47
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

25 31
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

26 54
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

188

patients, 15% of all patients

A 27 51
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

28 41
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

29 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

306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

30 44
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

292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

31 59
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

O 32 22
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

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

33 29
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

34 77
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

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

35 10
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

36 64
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

36 46
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

38 116
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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

39 38
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

40 33
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

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

P 41 83
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

42 123
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

43 30
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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

44 57
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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

45 15
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

O 46 61
NEXIUM

Treats heartburn, gastroeso... +

Treats heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

47 75
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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

48 82
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

49 52
FORTEO 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

50 139
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

185

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

51 50
NUEDEXTA

Used to treat pseudobulbar ... +

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

184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

52 141
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

52 13
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

183

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

54 100
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

178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

55 43
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

78

patients, 6% of all patients

56 97
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

57 89
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

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

167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

58 112
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

P 59 66
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

158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

60 69
DEXILANT

Treats erosive esophagitis,... +

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

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

61 130
VALSARTAN

Valsartan is used alone or ... +

Valsartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

62 104
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

63 28
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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

64 9
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

65 79
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

O 66 25
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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

66 124
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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

68 127
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

69 63
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

A 70 161
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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

71 35
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

Treats mild to moderate pain and help relieve symptoms of arthritis (e. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

72 120
CELEBREX

Treats pain, including pain... +

Treats pain, including pain caused by arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) in children and adults, ankylosing spondylitis, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

73 165
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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

73 90
DALIRESP

Used to prevent the symptom... +

Used to prevent the symptoms (flare-ups) of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

73 165
JANUMET

This is a combination drug ... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

73 165
BUTRANS 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

O 77 168
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

78 86
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

79 138
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

79 27
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

81 39
ONGLYZA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (condition in which blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally). Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

82 172
JANUMET XR

This combination is used to... +

This combination is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

82 172
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

84 88
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

85 19
MYRBETRIQ

Used to treat overactive bl... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

86 176
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

86 68
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

R 86 67
INVOKANA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (condition in which blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally). Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

89 149
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

90 96
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

91 131
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

92 102
MIDODRINE HCL

Midodrine hydrochloride tab... +

Midodrine hydrochloride tablets are indicated for the treatment of symptomatic orthostatic hypotension. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

93 185
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

93 129
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

95 45
BREO ELLIPTA

Treats asthma in patients n... +

Treats asthma in patients not adequately controlled a long-term asthma medicine and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

95 153
METHOTREXATE

Treats several kinds of can... +

Treats several kinds of cancer, including cancer of the blood, bone, lung, breast, head, or neck. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

97 98
AMITIZA

Treats certain types of lon... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 97 187
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

99 157
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

99 155
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

A 101 94
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

101 53
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

103 36
ANORO ELLIPTA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

104 188
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

105 152
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

106 158
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

107 107
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

R 108 60
AGGRENOX

Used to prevent strokes in ... +

Used to prevent strokes in patients with blood flow disorders or a history of blood clots. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 109 193
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT

Used to help control the sy... +

Used to help control the symptoms of lung diseases, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

110 156
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O 111 105
TOVIAZ

Used to treat symptoms of a... +

Used to treat symptoms of an overactive bladder, such as incontinence (loss of bladder control) or a frequent need to urinate. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 111 194
TUDORZA PRESSAIR

Used as a long term treatme... +

Used as a long term treatment to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness in patients 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 air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

111 194
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

A 111 163
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

115 73
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O 116 95
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

116 147
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

118 103
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

119 34
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to r... +

Metoclopramide is used to relieve heartburn and speed the healing of ulcers and sores in the esophagus (tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) in people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the esophagus) that did not get better with other treatments. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

120 206
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH

Prevents chest pain (angina... +

Prevents chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

121 161
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

122 65
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 123 174
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

124 47
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 125 168
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 125 134
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

125 159
MECLIZINE HCL

Meclizine is used to preven... +

Meclizine is used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

128 114
DILTIAZEM ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

129 213
DILT-XR

Treats high blood pressure,... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

129 213
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

129 213
LINZESS

Used in adults to treat irr... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 132 217
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

132 217
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 132 113
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 135 144
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O 135 147
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 P 135 115
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 138 121
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 139 227
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

R 139 164
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 141 175
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 142 56
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

A 142 234
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

142 117
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 145 240
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

Treats nerve pain that is caused by herpes zoster, or "shingles. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 145 149
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 April 27, 2017.
  • 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.