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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,031Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 3043

$1.45M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 63 out of 3043

676 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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 Ohio
lower than average

Antipsychotics

4% of this provider’s 599 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

57% of this provider’s 676 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

20% of this provider’s 599 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

30% of this provider’s 676 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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

$1.32M

2012

$1.51M

2013

$1.56M

2014

$1.45M

2015

Number of Claims

22,872

2012

26,592

2013

26,753

2014

30,031

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
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

1,201

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,038

prescriptions.

171

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,112

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

928

prescriptions.

166

patients, 25% of all patients

2 2
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

1,084

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

896

prescriptions.

141

patients, 21% of all patients

3 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

913

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

782

prescriptions.

130

patients, 19% of all patients

4 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

832

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

684

prescriptions.

121

patients, 18% of all patients

5 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

782

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

684

prescriptions.

132

patients, 20% of all patients

6 3
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

726

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

667

prescriptions.

127

patients, 19% of all patients

7 7
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

661

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

117

patients, 17% of all patients

8 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

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

640

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

9 13
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

619

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

10 10
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

553

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

11 9
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

548

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

12 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

512

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

O 13 12
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

448

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

14 6
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

426

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

15 38
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

419

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

16 23
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

412

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

17 28
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

401

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

18 21
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

19 27
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

355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

20 17
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

349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

21 16
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

132

patients, 20% of all patients

22 37
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

23 26
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

24 22
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

278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

25 36
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

275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

26 49
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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

27 43
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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

28 81
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

29 30
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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O 30 106
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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

31 31
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

166

patients, 25% of all patients

A 32 46
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

O 33 19
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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

34 44
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

35 32
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

184

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

36 35
INDAPAMIDE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

37 199
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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

38 11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

O 39 29
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

40 42
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

40 24
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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

42 18
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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

43 68
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

Treats ulcers and other stomach problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

44 136
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

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

45 161
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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

46 57
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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

R 47 45
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 56
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

49 53
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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

50 79
PROMETHAZINE HCL

Promethazine is used to rel... +

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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

R 51 140
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

52 90
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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

52 59
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

54 47
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

55 51
KLOR-CON M20

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

56 69
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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

57 137
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

58 115
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

A 59 60
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 131
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

60 58
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

62 96
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

62 85
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 50
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

65 76
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

65 34
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

67 33
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 68 75
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

A 69 160
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

A 70 82
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 71 94
KLOR-CON M10

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

72 145
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

A 72 119
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

74 40
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

74 63
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O 76 135
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

77 39
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 25
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

A 79 120
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

80 64
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, 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), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

80 66
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 82 187
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

83 74
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

84 72
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 84 61
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

86 128
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

87 62
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

87 148
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

89 95
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 P 90 55
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER

Tolterodine is used treat o... +

Tolterodine is used 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) to relieve urinary difficulties, including frequent urination and inability to control urination. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 91 273
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

92 67
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

93 78
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 94 77
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 95 200
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

A R 95 171
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

97 54
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 98 231
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 98 117
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 O 100 157
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

100 116
CARAFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

Treats ulcers and other stomach problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 102 314
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 102 112
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

104 164
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

105 179
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

A 106 91
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

107 20
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 108 108
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 109 89
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

Pramipexole 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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 109 203
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 111 176
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 111 84
METRONIDAZOLE*

Used to treat serious bacte... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A 113 317
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 113 253
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

115 190
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 116 104
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 116 132
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 118 111
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

119 133
ETODOLAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 119 201
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 April 2, 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.