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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,811Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 1528

$2.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 1528

802 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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 Missouri
lower than average

Antipsychotics

8% of this provider’s 527 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

41% of this provider’s 802 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

15% of this provider’s 527 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 12%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 802 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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

$1.6M

2012

$1.73M

2013

$1.92M

2014

$2.21M

2015

Number of Claims

22,867

2012

26,721

2013

27,342

2014

30,811

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
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

1,245

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

149

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

935

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

611

prescriptions.

117

patients, 15% of all patients

2 8
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

672

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

110

patients, 14% of all patients

3 2
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

630

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

P 4 57
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

625

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

5 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

603

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

6 6
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

561

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

7 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

535

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

8 11
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

534

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

9 34
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

531

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

10 63
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

525

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

11 31
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

522

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

12 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

497

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

128

patients, 16% of all patients

O 13 5
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

461

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

14 19
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

443

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

P 15 120
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

411

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

16 140
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

17 44
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

373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

18 23
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

354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

19 3
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

333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

20 27
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

323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

21 9
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

22 176
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

312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

23 20
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

24 96
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

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

25 35
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

256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

26 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

27 26
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

28 109
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

29 157
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

30 28
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

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

31 39
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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

32 50
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

143

patients, 18% of all patients

A 33 87
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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

34 14
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

34 21
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

O 36 15
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

37 68
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

38 74
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

39 13
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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

40 12
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

40 162
LEVOFLOXACIN

Levofloxacin is used to tre... +

Levofloxacin is used to treat certain infections such as pneumonia, chronic bronchitis and sinus, urinary tract, kidney, prostate (a male reproductive gland), and skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

128

patients, 16% of all patients

A 42 84
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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

43 75
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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

44 22
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

45 49
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

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

46 40
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

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

47 147
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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

48 59
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

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

49 16
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, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 90
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

51 88
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

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

51 103
LINZESS

Used in adults to treat irr... +

Used in adults to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C; a condition that causes stomach pain or cramps, bloating, and infrequent or difficult passage of stools) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC; difficult or infrequent passage of stools that lasts for 3 months or longer and is not caused by a disease or a medication). Source: National Library of Medicine

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

53 186
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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

53 82
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

55 24
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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

56 25
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

57 30
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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

58 131
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

59 47
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O 60 70
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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

61 64
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 61 195
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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

63 126
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

63 41
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

65 66
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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

65 51
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

65 36
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

68 33
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 68 151
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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

68 46
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

R 71 137
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

R 72 65
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

72 91
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

74 124
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 75 122
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

75 42
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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

77 56
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 115
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

78 197
PHENOBARBITAL

Used to control seizures. P... +

Used to control seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 R 80 269
AMITIZA

Treats certain types of lon... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

80 220
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

82 158
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL

Chlorpromazine is used to t... +

Chlorpromazine 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) and other psychotic disorders (conditions that cause difficulty telling the difference between things or ideas that are real and things or ideas that are not real) and to treat the symptoms of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people who have bipolar disorder (manic depressive disorder; a condition that causes episodes of mania, episodes of depression, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 82 299
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

84 53
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

85 67
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

Dicyclomine is used to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

86 144
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

86 72
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

88 61
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

89 183
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 89 45
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

91 86
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

92 43
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL

The combination of albutero... +

The combination of albuterol and ipratropium is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

93 133
OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 93 192
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 95 89
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

95 77
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

R 95 38
DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 98 342
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

O 98 37
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

100 104
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 101 105
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

R 101 69
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 103 145
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 104 185
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 105 212
ENULOSE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 106 227
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

107 156
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL

Trihexyphenidyl is used to ... +

Trihexyphenidyl is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and tremors caused by other medical problems or drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 R 107 322
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

Treats asthma, allergic reactions, inflammation, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

109 112
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 109 172
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 111 71
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE

Medroxyprogesterone is used... +

Medroxyprogesterone is used to treat abnormal menstruation (periods) or irregular vaginal bleeding. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

111 228
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

111 119
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Levocetirizine is an antihi... +

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and hives of the skin. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

111 217
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

A 111 80
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

116 136
IMIPRAMINE HCL

Imipramine tablets and caps... +

Imipramine tablets and capsules are used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 R 116 365
NITROFURANTOIN

Treats or prevents urinary ... +

Treats or prevents urinary tract infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

A R 118 268
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

118 55
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 P 118 215
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 121 81
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 121 102
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

Treats ulcers and other stomach problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 123 167
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

124 29
CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

Treats a circulation problem in which too little blood flows into your leg muscles (intermittent claudication). Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 125 209
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

126 93
RALOXIFENE HCL

Raloxifene is used to preve... +

Raloxifene is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (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). Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 127 174
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

127 54
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

129 73
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 130 79
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

R 130 221
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

Pramipexole 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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 130 138
ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

Albuterol is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

133 159
LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 134 240
PREMARIN

Estrogens are female hormon... +

Estrogens are female hormones. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 R 134 224
VIMPAT

Used to control partial sei... +

Used to control partial seizures (convulsions) in the treatment of epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 136 337
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 137 181
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

137 164
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 139 32
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

A 139 52
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

A 141 95
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

141 282
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 June 13, 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.