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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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26,885Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 1037

$1.89M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 1037

602 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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

11% of this provider’s 522 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

25% of this provider’s 602 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

17% of this provider’s 522 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

19% of this provider’s 602 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 11%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$2.03M

2012

$2.13M

2013

$2.16M

2014

$1.89M

2015

Number of Claims

30,549

2012

32,879

2013

30,442

2014

26,885

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,244

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,086

prescriptions.

190

patients, 32% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,204

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,081

prescriptions.

159

patients, 26% of all patients

2 4
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,159

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,070

prescriptions.

119

patients, 20% of all patients

3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

876

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

824

prescriptions.

131

patients, 22% of all patients

4 3
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

648

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

117

patients, 19% of all patients

5 18
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

642

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

6 2
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

624

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

112

patients, 19% of all patients

7 9
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

600

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

8 8
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

518

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

9 12
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

496

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

10 10
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

11 16
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

449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

12 7
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

13 6
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

14 39
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

349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

15 21
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

16 29
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

298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

17 14
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

298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

17 25
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

288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

19 36
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

20 63
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

O 21 31
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

22 30
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

23 33
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used 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

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

24 78
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

263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

25 20
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

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

P 26 45
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

27 57
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

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

28 23
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

29 59
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

30 44
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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

31 11
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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

32 41
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

33 22
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

34 68
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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

35 119
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

P 36 55
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

37 32
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

37 54
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

39 99
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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

39 84
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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

41 49
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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

42 13
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

42 83
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

44 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 28
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

45 42
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

47 35
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

48 87
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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

49 69
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

50 128
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

51 24
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

52 96
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

53 106
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

54 66
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

Treats moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

55 171
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

55 43
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

57 74
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

57 62
PIOGLITAZONE-METFORMIN 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

59 263
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

60 98
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

60 58
GLIPIZIDE XL

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

62 241
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

63 52
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 95
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 65 51
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

66 19
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 67 47
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 61
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 170
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 70 110
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

71 113
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

Phenytoin is used to control certain type of seizures, and to treat and prevent seizures that may begin during or after surgery to the brain or nervous system. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 72 190
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

72 38
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

R 72 27
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 P 75 207
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 34
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 75 153
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 78 79
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN

This is used by people with... +

This is used by people with diabetes to help keep blood sugar levels under control. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 79 351
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

80 81
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 O 81 111
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

81 93
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

83 26
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

84 364
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

84 201
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

84 67
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 87 91
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 88 86
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

88 15
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

90 202
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

91 70
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 91 253
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

93 89
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 R 94 130
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 95 71
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

A 96 46
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 96 177
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 96 101
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 99 60
TIMOLOL MALEATE

Ophthalmic timolol is used ... +

Ophthalmic timolol is used to treat glaucoma, a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

99 214
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 101 76
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 101 131
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

101 210
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 P 104 77
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 104 40
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

104 146
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 Dec. 20, 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.