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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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23,551Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 1238

$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 1238

831 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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 Iowa
lower than average

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 733 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

36% of this provider’s 831 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

12% of this provider’s 733 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 10%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 831 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$833K

2012

$902K

2013

$1.08M

2014

$1.13M

2015

Number of Claims

20,399

2012

22,877

2013

24,228

2014

23,551

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

1,042

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

936

prescriptions.

173

patients, 21% of all patients

1 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

926

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

768

prescriptions.

180

patients, 22% of all patients

2 2
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

803

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

138

patients, 17% of all patients

3 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

787

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

125

patients, 15% of all patients

O 4 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

776

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

700

prescriptions.

126

patients, 15% of all patients

5 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

734

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

665

prescriptions.

139

patients, 17% of all patients

6 5
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

647

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

121

patients, 15% of all patients

7 3
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

616

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

123

patients, 15% of all patients

8 4
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

570

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

111

patients, 13% of all patients

9 7
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

543

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

109

patients, 13% of all patients

10 18
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

508

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

11 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

488

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

12 10
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

432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

13 9
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

14 26
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

368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

15 8
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

353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

16 14
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

17 32
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

341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

18 19
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

307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

19 28
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

268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

20 23
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

21 15
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

22 24
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

22 21
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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

24 22
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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

25 30
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

26 33
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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

27 13
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

O 28 17
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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

29 85
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

30 27
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

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

31 72
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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

32 60
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

33 31
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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

34 40
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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

35 37
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

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

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 36 58
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

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

37 67
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

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

38 39
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

39 55
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

40 59
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

A 41 53
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

41 56
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

43 25
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

44 42
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

45 129
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

45 158
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

47 29
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 48 62
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

49 114
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

50 52
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 P 51 138
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

52 44
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

R 53 104
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

53 49
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

55 38
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

56 108
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

57 34
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 57 112
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 83
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 60 145
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

61 94
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

A 61 71
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

61 57
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

64 20
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A 65 91
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

65 144
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 43
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL

Nortriptyline is used to tr... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 67 139
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 98
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A 70 64
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 70 61
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

72 68
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

72 63
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 74 80
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

A 75 78
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

75 54
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

77 73
TRIMETHOPRIM

Treats urinary tract infect... +

Treats urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 A 77 211
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

79 35
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

80 41
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 81 69
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

A 82 116
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

83 120
AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 84 236
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

Terazosin 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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 85 92
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 86 110
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

86 126
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 86 96
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

86 117
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

90 276
ZOSTAVAX

Prevents shingles (herpes z... +

Prevents shingles (herpes zoster virus). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

91 179
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

91 79
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 93 148
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 94 97
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 March 9, 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.