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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,233Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 36 out of 2673

$1.54M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 2673

620 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
38% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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 Illinois
lower than average

Antipsychotics

32% of this provider’s 235 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

26% of this provider’s 620 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

13% of this provider’s 235 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 11%.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 620 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$1.36M

2012

$1.66M

2013

$1.67M

2014

$1.54M

2015

Number of Claims

20,834

2012

25,029

2013

23,832

2014

22,233

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,143

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

158

patients, 25% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

699

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

105

patients, 17% of all patients

2 2
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

676

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

98

patients, 16% of all patients

3 7
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

613

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

4 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

566

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

5 1
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

541

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

6 33
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

527

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

7 6
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

522

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

8 10
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

498

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

9 5
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

10 80
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

379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

11 14
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

P 12 135
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

377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

12 4
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

R 14 120
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

347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

15 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

Tamsulosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

16 24
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL

Chlorpromazine is used to t... +

Chlorpromazine 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) and other psychotic disorders (conditions that cause difficulty telling the difference between things or ideas that are real and things or ideas that are not real) and to treat the symptoms of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people who have bipolar disorder (manic depressive disorder; a condition that causes episodes of mania, episodes of depression, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

P 17 194
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

18 16
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

285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

19 13
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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

20 52
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

21 139
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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

22 70
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

P 23 133
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

23 123
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

25 196
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

26 82
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

27 57
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

P 28 215
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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

P 29 60
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

30 64
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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

31 20
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

32 159
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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

33 43
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

P 34 102
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

35 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

36 29
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

37 40
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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

38 68
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

39 93
ENULOSE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 40 205
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

41 109
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

42 23
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

43 67
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

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

44 32
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

45 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

46 15
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

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

47 30
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

P 48 63
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

49 56
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

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

50 130
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

51 54
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

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

52 17
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

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

53 62
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 54 166
FLUPHENAZINE HCL

Fluphenazine is an antipsyc... +

Fluphenazine is an antipsychotic medication used to treat schizophrenia and psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and hostility. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

P 55 285
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

56 59
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 57 45
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 72
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

59 42
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 60 113
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 61 58
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O 62 9
LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 63 200
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

P 64 321
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE

Fluvoxamine is used to trea... +

Fluvoxamine is used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over) 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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 64 275
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

64 160
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 95
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 68 18
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

69 61
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 74
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 70 83
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

72 12
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 72 136
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 R 74 116
NIFEDICAL XL

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 197
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

74 25
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

A 77 108
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

78 141
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

79 77
LEVOFLOXACIN

Levofloxacin is used to tre... +

Levofloxacin is used to treat certain infections such as pneumonia, chronic bronchitis and sinus, urinary tract, kidney, prostate (a male reproductive gland), and skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

A 80 75
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

81 79
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 82 105
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

82 153
ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

Albuterol is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways). Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

82 145
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL

The combination of dorzolam... +

The combination of dorzolamide and timolol is used to treat eye conditions, including glaucoma and ocular hypertension, in which increased pressure can lead to a gradual loss of vision. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 85 415
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 85 125
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

A 87 99
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 88 170
INVEGA SUSTENNA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 P 89 382
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

A 90 90
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.