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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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31,754Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 810

$1.62M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 810

785 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% 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 Indiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

4% of this provider’s 636 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

46% of this provider’s 785 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

14% of this provider’s 636 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

28% of this provider’s 785 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $82 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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

$1.27M

2012

$1.44M

2013

$1.53M

2014

$1.62M

2015

Number of Claims

26,928

2012

30,621

2013

31,410

2014

31,754

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

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

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

A

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

P

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

R

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

10

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

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

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

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

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,353

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,121

prescriptions.

209

patients, 27% of all patients

1 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,259

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

964

prescriptions.

208

patients, 26% of all patients

2 2
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

1,255

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,153

prescriptions.

204

patients, 26% of all patients

3 3
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,014

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

938

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

4 16
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,005

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

786

prescriptions.

174

patients, 22% of all patients

5 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

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

983

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

827

prescriptions.

144

patients, 18% of all patients

6 1
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

981

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

717

prescriptions.

165

patients, 21% of all patients

7 5
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

805

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

721

prescriptions.

119

patients, 15% of all patients

8 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

707

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

143

patients, 18% of all patients

O 9 7
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

655

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

128

patients, 16% of all patients

10 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

646

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

11 14
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

613

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

12 12
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

562

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

13 23
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

518

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

14 17
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

464

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

15 8
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

458

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

16 10
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

440

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

17 9
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

424

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

18 27
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

398

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

19 30
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

391

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

20 25
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

21 21
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

22 20
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

326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

23 15
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

24 28
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

323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

25 29
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

175

patients, 22% of all patients

A 26 74
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

316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

27 19
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

284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

28 24
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

29 34
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

262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

30 73
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

30 37
FAMOTIDINE*

Treats ulcers, gastroesopha... +

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

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

32 58
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

33 76
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

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

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

34 88
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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

35 66
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

36 26
CEFDINIR

Treats certain types of ski... +

Treats certain types of skin infections, throat infections, and lung infections, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, or tonsillitis. Source: National Library of Medicine

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

140

patients, 18% of all patients

A 37 180
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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

38 63
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

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

39 56
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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

40 18
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

O 41 22
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

42 69
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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

R 42 42
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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

42 99
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

45 94
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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

46 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

47 45
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

48 83
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

49 52
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

158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

50 103
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

51 33
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

O 52 49
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

53 47
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

54 51
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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

55 59
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P 56 106
KLOR-CON 10

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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

56 194
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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

58 71
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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

59 41
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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

60 53
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

61 40
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

62 72
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

63 90
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

63 96
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

65 31
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

66 70
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 67 116
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

67 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

69 36
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

69 60
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

71 100
GLIPIZIDE ER

Glipizide is used along wit... +

Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, 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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

72 133
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 138
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

74 107
DILTIAZEM 24HR 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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

75 171
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

76 126
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

77 135
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

77 114
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

79 46
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

80 80
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

80 166
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

82 123
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

83 153
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

84 198
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

84 176
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

86 67
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

87 92
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

88 77
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

88 65
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

A 90 55
CALCITRIOL

Treats low blood calcium in... +

Treats low blood calcium in kidney dialysis patients and other patients. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

90 202
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 P 92 75
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

93 158
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

94 127
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

A 95 117
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

96 102
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

96 32
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

98 187
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

98 38
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

100 64
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

100 115
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A 102 68
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

103 118
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 P 104 87
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 R 105 143
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

105 128
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

107 84
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A 108 122
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 108 151
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 108 57
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 111 191
ONDANSETRON HCL*

Ondansetron is used to prev... +

Ondansetron is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

112 137
KLOR-CON M10

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 113 148
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

R 114 130
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 115 144
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 P 116 252
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 Oct. 24, 2016.
  • 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.