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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,143Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 2174

$1.62M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 42 out of 2174

397 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
49% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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 Michigan
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

58% of this provider’s 397 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

20% of this provider’s 194 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 11%.

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Opioids

46% of this provider’s 397 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $87 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

58 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$1.18M

2012

$1.5M

2013

$1.62M

2014

$1.62M

2015

Number of Claims

17,113

2012

22,327

2013

23,287

2014

23,143

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
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

1,010

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

162

patients, 41% of all patients

1 18
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

810

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

104

patients, 26% of all patients

2 39
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

756

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

109

patients, 27% of all patients

3 30
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

677

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

105

patients, 26% of all patients

4 65
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

598

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

89

patients, 22% of all patients

5 14
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

564

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

74

patients, 19% of all patients

6 56
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

499

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

73

patients, 18% of all patients

7 11
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

490

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

67

patients, 17% of all patients

8 82
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

489

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

88

patients, 22% of all patients

9 25
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

465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

87

patients, 22% of all patients

10 6
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

11 20
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

420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

82

patients, 21% of all patients

12 72
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

72

patients, 18% of all patients

O 13 4
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

81

patients, 20% of all patients

14 13
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

72

patients, 18% of all patients

15 9
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

71

patients, 18% of all patients

16 2
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

Causes numbness or loss of feeling in an area of your body. Source: National Library of Medicine

352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

84

patients, 21% of all patients

17 106
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

339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

18 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

19 1
RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat... +

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

320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

88

patients, 22% of all patients

20 32
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

21 44
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

22 79
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

286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

10 23 216
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

279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

79

patients, 20% of all patients

24 7
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

135

patients, 34% of all patients

25 34
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

R 26 128
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

251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

27 231
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

28 33
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

29 23
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

84

patients, 21% of all patients

30 40
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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

31 3
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

32 5
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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

33 10
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

Treats dry, scaly skin conditions called xerosis and ichthyosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

34 150
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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

35 8
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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

36 75
QVAR

Prevents asthma attacks. +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

37 163
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

38 120
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

39 45
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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

40 80
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

41 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

42 267
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

O 42 95
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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

44 64
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

44 17
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

46 55
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

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

47 50
CARTIA XT

Used alone or together with... +

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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

48 167
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

49 104
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

49 101
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

99

patients, 25% of all patients

A 51 41
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

O 51 21
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

O 53 52
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

54 114
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

55 351
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

80

patients, 20% of all patients

A 56 61
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

57 160
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

58 89
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

59 19
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

60 36
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

60 24
DULERA

Used to treat asthma and im... +

Used to treat asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

60 263
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

63 57
PREPLUS 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

10 63 450
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

65 81
UNIFINE PENTIPS

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

66 253
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

67 68
CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE

Topical clindamycin is used... +

Topical clindamycin is used to treat acne. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

A 67 388
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

69 27
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

69 31
VERAPAMIL ER

Verapamil is used to treat ... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

71 157
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

71 197
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

73 184
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 74 42
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 75 118
HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

Hydroxyzine is used to relieve the itching caused by allergies and to control the nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

R 76 282
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

77 51
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

78 54
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 O 79 67
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

80 170
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 81 152
SURE COMFORT* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

81 325
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

83 109
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

84 181
METRONIDAZOLE*

Used to treat serious bacte... +

Used to treat serious bacterial infections in different areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

A 85 297
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 85 107
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 87 335
ANORO ELLIPTA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 88 496
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 88 59
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 90 85
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to r... +

Metoclopramide is used to relieve heartburn and speed the healing of ulcers and sores in the esophagus (tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) in people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the esophagus) that did not get better with other treatments. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

91 178
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 92 92
NALFON 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

10 93 532
OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

O 94 233
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 94 139
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 Nov. 11, 2009.
  • 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.