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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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19,015Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 35 out of 678

$828K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 86 out of 678

542 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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 West Virginia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

6% of this provider’s 415 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

32% of this provider’s 542 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

16% of this provider’s 415 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 13%.

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Opioids

40% of this provider’s 542 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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

$704K

2012

$699K

2013

$739K

2014

$828K

2015

Number of Claims

14,803

2012

16,219

2013

16,056

2014

19,015

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

1,120

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

154

patients, 28% of all patients

O 1 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

558

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

505

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

88

patients, 16% of all patients

3 17
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

469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

4 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

454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

5 7
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

6 110
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

7 12
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

8 2
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

359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

9 11
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

10 9
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

307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

11 21
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

12 6
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

296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

13 46
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

292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

14 14
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

288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

15 41
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

16 16
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

285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

17 22
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

263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

18 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

19 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

20 15
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

O 21 20
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

22 5
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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

23 18
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

24 24
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

161

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

O 25 83
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

26 33
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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

27 73
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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

28 127
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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

29 13
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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

30 23
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

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

R 31 43
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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

32 19
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

33 39
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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

34 40
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 66
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

A 36 96
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura XL) 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

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

<11 37 121
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

37 49
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 44
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

R 40 110
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

40 31
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

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

<11 42 103
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

43 48
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

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

44 25
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

45 45
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 120
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

109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

<11 47 91
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 27
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

<11 49 77
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

50 131
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

51 37
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

52 47
GLIPIZIDE XL

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

53 147
METFORMIN HCL ER

Metformin is used alone or ... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

54 50
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

55 52
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 109
DILTIAZEM HCL

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 57 182
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 R 58 154
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 59 138
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

59 112
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 61 79
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 62 116
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 63 72
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH

Prevents chest pain (angina... +

Prevents chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 188
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

Treats moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 163
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

64 34
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

A 67 59
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 P 67 207
RIVASTIGMINE*

Used to treat mild to moder... +

Used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss and mental changes) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 69 268
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 P 70 68
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

70 86
AMANTADINE

Treats or prevents the flu ... +

Treats or prevents the flu (influenza type A). Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 72 349
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

72 28
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 76
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 75 90
BENAZEPRIL HCL

Benazepril is used alone or... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 75 100
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 77 198
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

78 29
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 79 36
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 80 160
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 80 184
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 82 78
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

82 98
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL

The combination of albutero... +

The combination of albuterol and ipratropium is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

84 125
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

85 181
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 O 85 35
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

87 65
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 87 26
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 89 55
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 89 155
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 R 89 167
PHENYTOIN

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

Phenytoin is used to control certain type of seizures, and to treat and prevent seizures that may begin during or after surgery to the brain or nervous system. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 92 221
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 92 102
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

A 92 82
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 Aug. 21, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • 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.