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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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25,134Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 731

$2.51M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 731

996 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% 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 Maryland
lower than average

Antipsychotics

5% of this provider’s 628 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

55% of this provider’s 996 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

28% of this provider’s 628 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

20% of this provider’s 996 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$100 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $75 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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

$1.73M

2012

$2.17M

2013

$2.33M

2014

$2.51M

2015

Number of Claims

20,621

2012

24,963

2013

24,346

2014

25,134

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
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

694

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

162

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
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

686

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

138

patients, 14% of all patients

2 3
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

645

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

131

patients, 13% of all patients

3 4
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

583

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

151

patients, 15% of all patients

4 8
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

553

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

150

patients, 15% of all patients

O 5 16
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

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

473

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

6 6
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS

Theophylline is used to pre... +

Theophylline is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness caused by asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

7 136
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

189

patients, 19% of all patients

8 39
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

114

patients, 11% of all patients

9 29
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

402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

10 7
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

401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

11 11
RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat... +

Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus); and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

12 28
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

12 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

14 2
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

15 15
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

338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

16 10
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

338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

142

patients, 14% of all patients

16 124
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

18 21
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

216

patients, 22% of all patients

A 19 48
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

Doxycycline is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; Lyme disease; acne; infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems; and anthrax (after inhalational exposure). Source: National Library of Medicine

308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

173

patients, 17% of all patients

A 20 152
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

130

patients, 13% of all patients

R 21 77
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

288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

22 18
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

287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

23 50
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

277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

24 13
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

25 17
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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

26 14
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

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

27 60
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

28 31
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

29 27
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

30 138
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

31 126
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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

32 64
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

150

patients, 15% of all patients

A 33 86
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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

P 34 51
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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

R 35 40
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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

36 38
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

Treats asthma, allergic reactions, inflammation, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

149

patients, 15% of all patients

37 95
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

O 38 105
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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

153

patients, 15% of all patients

A 39 61
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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

40 34
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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

41 25
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

42 32
DEXILANT

Treats erosive esophagitis,... +

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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

43 166
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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

44 151
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

Treats skin infections and bacterial infections in your nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

45 185
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

This combination medication is used to treat a variety of inflamed fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Source: National Library of Medicine

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

46 186
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ

The combination of spironol... +

The combination of spironolactone and hydrochlorothiazide, a 'water pill,' is used to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention caused by various conditions, including heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

47 206
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

48 82
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

49 79
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

50 124
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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

51 69
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

52 195
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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

53 19
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

54 53
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

A 55 62
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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

56 115
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

57 23
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

58 59
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

59 9
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

60 49
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

61 41
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

62 63
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

63 24
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

64 56
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

65 154
METHOCARBAMOL

Treats muscle pain and spas... +

Treats muscle pain and spasms. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

R 66 242
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

66 43
PROMETHAZINE VC 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

R 10 68 243
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

69 84
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

70 172
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

71 101
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Levocetirizine is an antihi... +

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and hives of the skin. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

71 139
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

73 5
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

74 85
ONGLYZA

Used along with diet and ex... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

75 255
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

75 74
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

77 178
WELCHOL

Used together with diet and... +

Used together with diet and exercise to lower cholesterol levels in the blood and to treat type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

78 257
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

79 44
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

80 162
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

81 214
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

81 144
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P 83 220
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

83 96
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

83 98
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

86 73
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

87 12
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

87 54
PROMETHAZINE HCL

Promethazine is used to rel... +

Promethazine is used to relieve the symptoms of allergic reactions such as allergic rhinitis (runny nose and watery eyes caused by allergy to pollen, mold or dust), allergic conjunctivitis (red, watery eyes caused by allergies), allergic skin reactions, and allergic reactions to blood or plasma products. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

R 89 217
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

89 100
LANSOPRAZOLE

Treats stomach ulcers, gast... +

Treats stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

89 155
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

Prevents and treats certain fungus infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

92 159
KOMBIGLYZE XR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

92 273
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

R 92 152
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

92 65
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

96 226
NASONEX

Treats or prevents the symp... +

Treats or prevents the symptoms of seasonal (short-term) and perennial (year-round) allergies (hay fever), such as stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, and watery eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

96 278
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 98 37
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

98 36
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

100 89
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 O 100 97
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

100 57
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

103 58
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

104 83
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

A 105 107
LIDOCAINE HCL VISCOUS

Lidocaine viscous, a local ... +

Lidocaine viscous, a local anesthetic, is used to treat the pain of a sore or irritated mouth and throat often associated with cancer chemotherapy and certain medical procedures. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

105 234
LINZESS

Used in adults to treat irr... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

107 296
DALIRESP

Used to prevent the symptom... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

107 296
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

109 67
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

109 122
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

109 121
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

112 137
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

112 20
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 114 92
PRISTIQ ER

Used to treat depression. D... +

Used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

114 307
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. 30, 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.