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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2014

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,169Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 357

$873K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 357

578 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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 avg Average for
this specialty
in Rhode Island
Lower avg

Antibiotics

27% of this provider’s 578 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug , compared to an average of 23%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

2% of this provider’s 18,129 claims for patients 65 and older were for a potentially inappropriate drug , compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 578 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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

$1.5M

2012

$1.11M

2013

$873K

2014

Number of Claims

27,497

2012

24,203

2013

20,169

2014

This Prescriber's Drugs

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

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

A

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

P

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

R

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

10

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

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

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

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

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

862

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

836

prescriptions.

97

patients, 17% of all patients

1 7
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

771

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

716

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

2 14
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

698

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

693 *

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

3 10
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

629

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

105

patients, 18% of all patients

4 16
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

583

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

5 3
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

565

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

6 1
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

555

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

7 8
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

515

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

8 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

9 2
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

10 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

400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

11 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

O 12 17
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335 *

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

13 58
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

14 19
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

296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

15 27
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

296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291 *

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

15 9
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

284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

17 38
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

18 23
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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

19 15
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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

20 13
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

21 11
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

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

22 35
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

23 17
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

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

24 51
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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

25 57
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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

P 26 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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192 *

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

27 22
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189 *

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

28 33
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

29 21
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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

30 20
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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144 *

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

31 12
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142 *

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

O 32 30
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

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

<11 33 113
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

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135 *

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

33 43
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

35 26
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133 *

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 36 78
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

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120 *

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

37 25
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

37 85
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113 *

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

39 56
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108 *

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

40 55
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

41 81
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 42 74
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

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101 *

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

43 44
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 O 44 86
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11 45 70
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 46 60
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

R 47 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

48 24
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 89
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81 *

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

50 121
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78 *

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

51 39
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77 *

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

52 93
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

53 88
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 116
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72 *

prescriptions.

<11 55 28
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 56 49
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

57 82
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

R 57 77
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 P 59 103
QUINAPRIL HCL

Quinapril is used alone or ... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66 *

prescriptions.

<11 59 66
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64 *

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 59
AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64 *

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 163
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62 *

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

A 63 132
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 63 135
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60 *

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 76
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59 *

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 29
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 67 178
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 65
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 46
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 54
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 71 102
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53 *

prescriptions.

<11 71 106
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53 *

prescriptions.

<11 71 152
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 71 133
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52 *

prescriptions.

<11 75 138
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50 *

prescriptions.

<11 76 34
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49 *

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

77 37
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 78 136
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48 *

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

A 78 137
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47 *

prescriptions.

<11 80 91
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 80 45
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45 *

prescriptions.

<11 82 62
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45 *

prescriptions.

<11 82 186
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 16, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.