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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Adolescent Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,076Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
434 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

100% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$2.24M

2012

$2.66M

2013

$2.94M

2014

$3.17M

2015

Number of Claims

32,652

2012

35,760

2013

36,256

2014

37,076

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. 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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

1,214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,051

prescriptions.

128

patients, 29% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

1,142

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,028

prescriptions.

159

patients, 37% of all patients

O
VASCEPA 885

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

729

prescriptions.

125

patients, 29% of all patients

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

803

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

768

prescriptions.

99

patients, 23% of all patients

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

801

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

651

prescriptions.

102

patients, 24% of all patients

ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

Lowers cholesterol in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

773

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

676

prescriptions.

74

patients, 17% of all patients

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

767

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

83

patients, 19% of all patients

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

721

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

612

prescriptions.

81

patients, 19% of all patients

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

700

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

89

patients, 21% of all patients

VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

616

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

83

patients, 19% of all patients

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

613

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

68

patients, 16% of all patients

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

597

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

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

596

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

71

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

582

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

562

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

73

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

541

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

72

patients, 17% of all patients

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

537

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

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

532

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

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

529

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

524

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

479

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

477

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

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

470

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

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

466

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

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

456

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

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

450

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

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

429

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

JANUMET

This is a combination drug ... +

This is a combination drug containing metformin and sitagliptin and is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

421

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

398

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

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

394

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

389

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

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

373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

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

371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

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

363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

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

347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

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

340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

R
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

315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

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

302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

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

293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN

Valsartan is used alone or ... +

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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

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

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Source: National Library of Medicine

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

Treats nerve pain that is caused by herpes zoster, or "shingles. Source: National Library of Medicine

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

NAPROXEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by arthritis, gout, menstrual cramps, tendinitis, headache, backache, and toothache. Source: National Library of Medicine

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

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

180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

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

165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

The combination of benazepr... +

The combination of benazepril and hydrochlorothiazide is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

Treats itching or watering of eyes caused by allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

VESICARE

Solifenacin is used to trea... +

Solifenacin is used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL

The combination of amlodipi... +

The combination of amlodipine and benazepril is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

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

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used 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

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

Treats a circulation problem in which too little blood flows into your leg muscles (intermittent claudication). Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

REPAGLINIDE

Repaglinide is used to trea... +

Repaglinide is used 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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG MIX 70-30

This is used by people with... +

This is used by people with diabetes to help keep blood sugar levels under control. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

98

patients, 23% of all patients

A
SURE COMFORT* 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM

Used to prevent and treat o... +

Used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL

Raloxifene is used to preve... +

Raloxifene is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (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). Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE

Sumatriptan is used to trea... +

Sumatriptan is used to treat the symptoms of migraine headaches (severe, throbbing headaches that sometimes is accompanied by nausea or sensitivity to sound and light). Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

RESTASIS

Treats chronic dry eye dise... +

Treats chronic dry eye disease by increasing the amount of tears in your eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

Treats problems with urination caused by an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH). Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

Helps patients who have cystic fibrosis, pancreatitis, or digestive disorders digest food. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL

The combination of glyburid... +

The combination of glyburide and metformin is used 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) in people whose diabetes cannot be controlled by diet and exercise alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 R
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

METHIMAZOLE

Treats hyperthyroidism (too... +

Treats hyperthyroidism (too much thyroid hormone produced by the thyroid gland). Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLIN 70-30

Insulin injection is used t... +

Insulin injection is used to control blood sugar in people who have type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not make insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or in people who have type 2 diabetes (condition in which the blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally) that cannot be controlled with oral medications alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
CELEBREX

Treats pain, including pain... +

Treats pain, including pain caused by arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) in children and adults, ankylosing spondylitis, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
SURE COMFORT ALCOHOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

Used to treat hyperuricemia (high uric acid in the blood) in patients with gout. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON 8 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

Hydrocortisone is available with or without a prescription. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

Treats itching or watering of eyes caused by allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

Hydrocortisone provides relief for inflamed areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

Dicyclomine is used to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
LOVAZA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

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 Jan. 30, 2017.
  • 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.