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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,855Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 110

$2.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 110

469 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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 Massachusetts
lower than average

Antipsychotics

23% of this provider’s 406 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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Antibiotics

50% of this provider’s 469 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

24% of this provider’s 406 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 10%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 469 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

66 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 28.


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

$2.28M

2012

$2.08M

2013

$2.26M

2014

$2.25M

2015

Number of Claims

36,100

2012

37,330

2013

35,529

2014

30,855

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
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

1,455

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,436

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,055

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,042

prescriptions.

100

patients, 21% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

811

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

751

prescriptions.

105

patients, 22% of all patients

3 7
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

796

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

664

prescriptions.

112

patients, 24% of all patients

4 8
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

791

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

629

prescriptions.

112

patients, 24% of all patients

5 5
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

631

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

90

patients, 19% of all patients

6 6
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

607

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

90

patients, 19% of all patients

7 3
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

516

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

8 16
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

516

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

8 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

477

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

10 18
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

477

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

10 12
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

451

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

12 14
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

408

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

P 13 20
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

402

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

14 22
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

15 9
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

386

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

16 21
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

17 32
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

18 15
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

19 36
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

342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

20 17
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

21 26
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

22 11
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

23 31
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

24 86
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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

25 38
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

284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

26 29
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

27 19
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

254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

28 10
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

28 35
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

30 25
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

O 31 51
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

P 32 71
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH

Prevents chest pain (angina... +

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

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

33 161
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

O 34 58
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

35 67
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

36 47
NUEDEXTA

Used to treat pseudobulbar ... +

Used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA; a condition of sudden, frequent outbursts of crying or laughing that can not be controlled) in people with certain conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease; condition in which the nerves that control muscle movement slowly die, causing the muscles to shrink and weaken) or multiple sclerosis (a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control). Source: National Library of Medicine

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

37 102
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

P 38 28
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

39 56
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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

40 41
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

P 41 24
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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

42 49
AGGRENOX

Used to prevent strokes in ... +

Used to prevent strokes in patients with blood flow disorders or a history of blood clots. Source: National Library of Medicine

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

10 43 175
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

44 84
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

44 30
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

44 66
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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

47 79
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

48 92
DEXTROSE IN WATER* 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

49 216
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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

50 110
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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

51 69
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

52 60
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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

53 120
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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

54 43
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

55 13
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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

56 42
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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

57 127
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

58 34
COLCRYS

Used to prevent gout attack... +

Used to prevent gout attacks (sudden, severe pain in one or more joints caused by abnormally high levels of a substance called uric acid in the blood) in adults, and to relieve the pain of gout attacks when they occur. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 133
ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

Albuterol is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways). Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

59 96
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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

61 52
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

80

patients, 17% of all patients

A 62 100
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

62 78
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 P 64 57
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

65 40
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

65 55
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

67 62
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

68 209
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 68 148
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

R 70 90
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

70 122
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

72 116
MYRBETRIQ

Used to treat overactive bl... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

73 242
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

73 23
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

73 207
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

73 206
TRANSDERM-SCOP 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

77 184
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

77 112
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE

Bethanechol is used to reli... +

Bethanechol is used to relieve difficulties in urinating caused by surgery, drugs, or other factors. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

79 211
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

80 27
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

73

patients, 16% of all patients

A 81 111
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

81 44
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

81 33
BUPROPION HCL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

81 99
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

85 48
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P 85 134
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

A 85 123
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

85 39
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

89 54
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 90 179
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

90 94
NYSTOP

Treats infections caused by... +

Treats infections caused by fungus. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

90 77
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 90 59
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

94 135
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

94 37
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

96 181
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

97 63
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

98 106
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

99 73
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

100 156
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

R 101 98
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 P 102 108
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

Latanoprost ophthalmic is used to treat glaucoma (a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision) and ocular hypertension (a condition which causes increased pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

103 50
PROCRIT 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 104 196
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

104 45
NITROFURANTOIN

Treats or prevents urinary ... +

Treats or prevents urinary tract infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

A R 104 199
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

107 137
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

R 108 175
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 109 153
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

110 163
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

111 223
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 111 88
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

A 113 145
LOVASTATIN

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.

<11 113 107
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 O 113 164
ERYTHROMYCIN*

Treats eye infections. Belo... +

Treats eye infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

A 116 126
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 116 81
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH

Dexamethasone reduces the i... +

Dexamethasone reduces the irritation, redness, burning, and swelling of eye caused by chemicals, heat, radiation, infection, allergy, or foreign bodies in the eye. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

118 223
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 119 104
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

119 132
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL

Nortriptyline is used to tr... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 119 267
SODIUM BICARBONATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 122 211
VICTOZA 2-PAK

Used with a diet and exerci... +

Used with a diet and exercise program to control blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 123 270
LIDOCAINE HCL*

Lidocaine viscous, a local ... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

124 202
BUDESONIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

124 193
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 126 75
ENULOSE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 126 91
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 O 128 138
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

129 103
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

129 239
ASPIRIN-DIPYRIDAMOLE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

10 129 280
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 129 280
SPIRIVA RESPIMAT

Treats chronic obstructive ... +

Treats chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

133 284
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

Nitrofurantoinis used to treat urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

A R 134 180
ONDANSETRON HCL*

Ondansetron is used to prev... +

Ondansetron is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

134 109
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 134 64
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

A 137 68
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

A 137 140
INVOKANA

Used along with diet and ex... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 139 182
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 June 4, 2008.
  • 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.