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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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34,742Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 399

$2.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 399

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

94% 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 Connecticut
lower than average

Antipsychotics

22% of this provider’s 473 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

47% of this provider’s 534 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

16% of this provider’s 473 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

29% of this provider’s 534 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $76 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

65 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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

$1.41M

2012

$1.45M

2013

$1.82M

2014

$2.04M

2015

Number of Claims

24,857

2012

28,055

2013

33,470

2014

34,742

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

2,763

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

2,338

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

1 13
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

2,020

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,896

prescriptions.

169

patients, 32% of all patients

2 6
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

1,193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,102

prescriptions.

117

patients, 22% of all patients

3 2
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

1,177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,078

prescriptions.

159

patients, 30% of all patients

4 22
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

1,052

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

980

prescriptions.

125

patients, 23% of all patients

5 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,048

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

948

prescriptions.

136

patients, 25% of all patients

6 1
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

798

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

698

prescriptions.

106

patients, 20% of all patients

7 11
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

756

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

649

prescriptions.

105

patients, 20% of all patients

8 3
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

700

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

678

prescriptions.

90

patients, 17% of all patients

9 4
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

693

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

10 21
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

691

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

680

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

11 32
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

548

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

12 52
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

547

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

13 46
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

492

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

14 16
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

456

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

15 40
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

445

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

16 34
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

406

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

P 17 67
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

342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

18 20
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

334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

19 7
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

324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

20 10
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

321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

P 21 54
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

22 30
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

23 35
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

24 68
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

25 24
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

26 5
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

262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

119

patients, 22% of all patients

A 27 88
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

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

28 9
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

29 81
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

239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

30 76
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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

31 12
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

31 56
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

O 33 36
TAMIFLU

Used in the treatment of th... +

Used in the treatment of the infection caused by the flu virus (influenza A and influenza B). Source: National Library of Medicine

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

173

patients, 32% of all patients

34 120
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

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

113

patients, 21% of all patients

34 101
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 36 115
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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

37 70
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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

38 17
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

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

39 42
AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

10 40 165
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

41 43
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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

42 58
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

43 86
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

44 19
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

P 45 106
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

46 29
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

160

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

47 8
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 62
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

163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

49 50
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

O 50 28
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

51 112
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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

52 99
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

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

53 15
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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

<11 54 41
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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

55 118
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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

56 122
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

57 39
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

57 44
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

A 59 167
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

60 114
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

60 75
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

60 155
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 113
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 72
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 65 74
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

66 94
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 66
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

A 68 117
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O 69 37
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

69 141
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

71 14
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

72 31
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

A 72 128
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

74 206
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

75 131
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 61
AMITIZA

Treats certain types of lon... +

Treats certain types of long-term constipation by helping you have a bowel movement. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 77 109
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

77 119
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 77 177
RENVELA

Lowers the amount of phosph... +

Lowers the amount of phosphorus in blood of patients receiving kidney dialysis. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 80 209
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

81 53
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 82 69
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

83 136
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

84 134
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 85 82
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 86 48
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 86 65
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

88 136
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 88 148
SANTYL

Used to clean skin ulcers a... +

Used to clean skin ulcers and severe burns. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

90 216
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

R 91 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

92 33
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 93 23
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 94 179
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

94 108
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

Treats certain heart rhythm problems (atrial fibrillation). Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 R 96 126
NYSTOP

Treats infections caused by... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

96 169
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

98 174
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

98 96
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 98 98
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

98 110
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 P 102 227
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

103 192
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 104 45
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 104 139
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 R 104 156
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

A 107 124
MYRBETRIQ

Used to treat overactive bl... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

107 152
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling... +

Treats gingivitis (swelling of the gums) and other problems of the mouth and gums. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

107 145
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 107 233
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

60

prescriptions.

<11 107 103
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

112 188
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

112 236
BUDESONIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

114 239
MIDODRINE HCL

Midodrine hydrochloride tab... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 114 239
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 116 59
CEFTRIAXONE*

Treats infections caused by... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

A 116 184
ENULOSE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

116 242
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

119 151
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 120 251
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 120 138
HYDROMORPHONE HCL*

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 O 120 164
DEXILANT

Treats erosive esophagitis,... +

Treats erosive esophagitis, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other conditions caused by too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 123 93
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 124 261
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 124 84
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 126 181
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 126 267
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 May 20, 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.