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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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16,800Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 146 out of 2745

$1.29M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 79 out of 2745

335 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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 Illinois
lower than average

Antipsychotics

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

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Antibiotics

34% of this provider’s 335 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 213 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

28% of this provider’s 335 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$77 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

50 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

$1.83M

2012

$1.63M

2013

$1.24M

2014

$1.29M

2015

Number of Claims

26,979

2012

26,250

2013

20,228

2014

16,800

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
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

547

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

83

patients, 25% of all patients

1 8
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

352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

61

patients, 18% of all patients

2 32
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

57

patients, 17% of all patients

3 16
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

63

patients, 19% of all patients

4 46
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

5 29
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

334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

56

patients, 17% of all patients

6 20
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

7 35
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

60

patients, 18% of all patients

8 139
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

9 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

10 15
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

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

11 3
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

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

12 34
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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

13 39
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

14 6
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

15 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

15 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

57

patients, 17% of all patients

O 17 12
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

18 24
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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

19 65
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

19 47
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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

21 38
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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

22 42
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

23 53
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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

24 14
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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

25 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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

26 2
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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

27 77
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

28 79
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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

29 71
TERBINAFINE HCL

Terbinafine is used to trea... +

Terbinafine is used to treat fungal infections of the toenail and fingernail. Source: National Library of Medicine

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

30 375
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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

31 67
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

32 153
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

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

33 198
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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

34 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

35 28
ALCOHOL PADS 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

35 176
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

O 37 22
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

65

patients, 19% of all patients

A 38 83
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

39 120
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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

40 25
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

56

patients, 17% of all patients

A 40 49
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

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

42 56
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

Treats fungal infections in the skin, throat, urinary tract, and lungs. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

43 200
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

R 44 108
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

O 45 84
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

46 54
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

47 59
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

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

48 69
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

49 260
ATROVENT HFA

Prevents asthma attacks and... +

Prevents asthma attacks and treats other lung problems such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

50 437
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

51 4
GLIPIZIDE ER

Glipizide is used along wit... +

Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, 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

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

52 86
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

Used with proper diet and exercise to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

53 134
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

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

54 9
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

55 116
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

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

56 33
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

Treats itching or watering of eyes caused by allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

57 259
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

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

58 68
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

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

59 50
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

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

60 95
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

61 60
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

61 5
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

63 94
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

64 92
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

65 330
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

66 17
HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

R 67 278
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

68 132
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

5

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

R 69 48
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

69 43
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

71 128
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

71 140
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

73 76
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

74 177
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

75 18
EASY COMFORT PEN NEEDLES 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 75 386
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

Treats problems with urination caused by an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH). Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

77 224
METRONIDAZOLE*

Used to treat serious bacte... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

A 77 245
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

77 63
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

77 30
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

81 45
ONDANSETRON ODT

Used to prevent nausea and ... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

81 529
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

83 93
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 84 23
NIZATIDINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 84 546
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

A 84 105
IBANDRONATE SODIUM

Used to prevent and treat o... +

Used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

87 241
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE

The combination of nystatin... +

The combination of nystatin and triamcinolone is used to treat fungal skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 87 226
CROMOLYN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

89 562
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 90 112
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

Treats gastroesophageal ref... +

Treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and a damaged esophagus. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

91 282
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 92 265
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

A 92 170
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT

Used to help control the sy... +

Used to help control the symptoms of lung diseases, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 92 204
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 95 145
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 Jan. 18, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.