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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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37,010Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 2139

$2.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 2139

623 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

83% 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

19% of this provider’s 568 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

54% of this provider’s 623 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

26% of this provider’s 568 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

36% of this provider’s 623 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

59 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$1.74M

2012

$1.9M

2013

$1.95M

2014

$2.09M

2015

Number of Claims

28,978

2012

35,982

2013

35,740

2014

37,010

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
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,327

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,234

prescriptions.

176

patients, 28% of all patients

1 7
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

1,289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,217

prescriptions.

137

patients, 22% 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

1,008

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

941

prescriptions.

170

patients, 27% of all patients

3 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

885

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

845

prescriptions.

117

patients, 19% of all patients

4 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

836

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

725

prescriptions.

135

patients, 22% of all patients

5 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

826

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

703

prescriptions.

122

patients, 20% of all patients

6 1
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

783

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

722

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

7 13
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

743

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

625

prescriptions.

106

patients, 17% of all patients

8 11
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

741

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

676

prescriptions.

113

patients, 18% of all patients

9 3
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

680

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

108

patients, 17% of all patients

10 8
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

616

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

11 22
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

545

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

12 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

538

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

O 13 17
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

522

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

14 31
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

489

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

15 43
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

488

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

16 29
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

482

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

17 6
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

470

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

O 18 34
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

443

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

19 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

431

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

20 73
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

419

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

21 25
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

356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

22 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

355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

23 26
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

24 68
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

25 23
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

321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

26 20
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

319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

27 14
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

28 107
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

O 29 21
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

285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

30 72
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

273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

31 50
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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

32 16
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

33 59
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

34 63
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

35 18
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

P 36 74
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

37 24
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

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

38 40
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

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

38 71
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

247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

40 10
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

40 28
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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

42 62
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

97

patients, 16% of all patients

A 43 153
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

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

44 44
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

45 51
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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

P 46 56
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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O 47 118
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

A 48 60
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

49 78
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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

50 58
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

51 35
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

52 48
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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

53 137
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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

54 91
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

183

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

55 114
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

183

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O 55 76
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

179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

57 81
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

172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

58 12
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

59 30
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

162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

60 84
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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

61 67
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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

62 80
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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

63 54
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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

64 75
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

65 82
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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

66 93
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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

67 39
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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

68 162
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

R 69 158
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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

A 70 70
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

70 37
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

A R 72 171
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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

72 151
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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

74 66
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 75 104
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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

76 57
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

77 130
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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

78 64
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

79 131
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

79 281
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

81 41
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

82 65
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

83 148
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

83 52
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

85 176
DORIBAX 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11 A 10 86 470
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

87 32
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11 O 87 166
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

87 86
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

90 136
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

90 119
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

92 124
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

92 122
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

92 89
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

A 95 46
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

96 188
CEFTRIAXONE*

Treats infections caused by... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

A 97 245
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

A 98 105
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

98 49
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

100 129
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

R 100 45
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

102 165
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

103 61
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE

Ipratropium oral inhalation... +

Ipratropium oral inhalation is used to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness 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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

103 197
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

103 183
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

106 144
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

106 95
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

A 108 103
VANCOMYCIN HCL*

Treats bacterial infections. +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

A 109 242
INVANZ 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

A 110 424
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

111 195
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 111 47
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

111 123
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 114 157
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

115 112
NOVOLIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

116 203
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 116 94
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 118 180
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

119 100
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

A 119 111
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM

Used to prevent deep venous... +

Used to prevent deep venous thrombosis, a condition in which harmful blood clots form in the blood vessels of the legs. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

121 214
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

121 246
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

123 185
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 124 200
NYSTOP

Treats infections caused by... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

124 175
MIDODRINE HCL

Midodrine hydrochloride tab... +

Midodrine hydrochloride tablets are indicated for the treatment of symptomatic orthostatic hypotension. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

126 201
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

127 79
TRAVATAN Z

Reduces pressure inside the... +

Reduces pressure inside the eye that is caused by glaucoma or ocular hypertension (high blood pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 127 393
METRONIDAZOLE*

Used to treat serious bacte... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

A 129 251
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

129 113
ROZEREM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 131 541
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

A 131 106
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

R 131 109
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 134 207
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

135 108
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

135 164
ERYTHROMYCIN*

Treats eye infections. Belo... +

Treats eye infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

A 137 442
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 137 139
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 139 90
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 139 134
LOPERAMIDE

Treats diarrhea and decreas... +

Treats diarrhea and decreases the amount of drainage in patients who have ostomies. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

139 299
DILTIAZEM HCL

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 142 218
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

A 142 101
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

144 36
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

R 144 191
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 144 77
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 147 69
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

147 160
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

149 152
RESTASIS

Treats chronic dry eye dise... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 150 313
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 25, 2013.
  • 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.