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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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34,826Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 2174

$1.84M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 2174

1,086 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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 Michigan
lower than average

Antipsychotics

2% of this provider’s 873 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

37% of this provider’s 1,086 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

7% of this provider’s 873 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

20% of this provider’s 1,086 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $87 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$1.8M

2013

$1.86M

2014

$1.84M

2015

Number of Claims

29,296

2012

34,606

2013

35,747

2014

34,826

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
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,672

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,453

prescriptions.

232

patients, 21% of all patients

1 5
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

1,565

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,315

prescriptions.

232

patients, 21% of all patients

2 7
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,483

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,256

prescriptions.

215

patients, 20% of all patients

3 2
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

1,475

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,236

prescriptions.

196

patients, 18% of all patients

4 8
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

1,422

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,304

prescriptions.

209

patients, 19% of all patients

5 11
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

1,019

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

764

prescriptions.

139

patients, 13% of all patients

6 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

961

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

825

prescriptions.

135

patients, 12% of all patients

7 10
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

881

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

818

prescriptions.

124

patients, 11% of all patients

8 6
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

854

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

760

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

9 42
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

826

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

706

prescriptions.

118

patients, 11% of all patients

10 1
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

686

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

11 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

660

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

122

patients, 11% of all patients

12 25
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

614

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

13 23
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

611

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

14 16
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

551

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

15 20
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

536

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

16 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

484

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

17 22
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

452

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

18 44
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

438

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

107

patients, 10% of all patients

19 79
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

437

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

129

patients, 12% of all patients

O 20 4
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

432

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

21 18
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

415

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

22 39
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

411

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

23 30
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

395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

24 36
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

25 62
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

26 55
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

27 13
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

313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

28 15
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

29 49
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

290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

30 14
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

31 33
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

32 120
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

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

33 51
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

34 104
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

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

35 24
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

178

patients, 16% of all patients

A 35 86
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

37 17
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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

38 87
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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

39 31
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

40 181
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

41 27
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

42 166
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

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

43 56
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

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

43 80
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

45 29
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

46 12
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

47 129
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

48 72
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

49 38
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

50 40
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

51 127
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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

51 47
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

53 114
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

54 28
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

54 54
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

A 56 148
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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

57 83
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

58 26
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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

59 91
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

59 68
FLOVENT HFA

Prevents asthma attacks. Th... +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

61 392
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

61 19
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

O 63 52
COLCRYS

Used to prevent gout attack... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

64 223
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, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

64 136
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

66 149
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

This combination medication is used to treat a variety of inflamed fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

66 170
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

66 177
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11 69 73
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE

Treats swelling and itching... +

Treats swelling and itching of the skin. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

70 219
METFORMIN HCL ER

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

70 65
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 72 85
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

73 53
JANUMET

This is a combination drug ... +

This is a combination drug containing metformin and sitagliptin and is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

74 179
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 75 88
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

75 153
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 77 70
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

78 34
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 79 118
QVAR

Prevents asthma attacks. +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

80 163
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

R 81 43
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 82 64
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

83 160
VERAPAMIL ER

Verapamil is used to treat ... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

84 157
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

85 106
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

86 59
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 86 60
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

86 89
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

89 75
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

90 57
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

91 137
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 92 152
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 92 50
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

94 45
PRADAXA

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) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 95 236
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 96 94
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

Hydrocortisone is available with or without a prescription. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

96 241
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

96 112
SOTALOL

Treats an irregular heartbe... +

Treats an irregular heartbeat. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 96 286
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

100 124
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 100 309
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 100 138
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura XL) is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 100 109
SYMBICORT

This is a combination of bu... +

This is a combination of budesonide and formoterol used to help control the symptoms of asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 100 82
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 105 189
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

105 74
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

57

prescriptions.

<11 105 308
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 108 100
TRUEPLUS INSULIN SYRINGE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 109 444
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

110 37
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 111 107
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 111 155
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 111 101
ALCOHOL SWAB 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

10 114 399
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

A 114 41
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

R 114 165
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 Feb. 17, 2012.
  • 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.