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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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23,903Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 369

$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 369

909 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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 Rhode Island
lower than average

Antipsychotics

2% of this provider’s 728 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

28% of this provider’s 909 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

11% of this provider’s 728 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 9%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 909 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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

$894K

2012

$1.01M

2013

$1.11M

2014

$1.07M

2015

Number of Claims

17,678

2012

22,043

2013

24,341

2014

23,903

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
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

1,112

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

911

prescriptions.

188

patients, 21% of all patients

1 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

937

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

832

prescriptions.

138

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

803

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

692

prescriptions.

122

patients, 13% of all patients

3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

765

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

634

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

4 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

699

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

O 5 21
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

662

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

6 4
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

642

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

7 2
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

637

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

8 9
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

596

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

O 9 50
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

592

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

10 7
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

589

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

11 10
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

517

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

12 8
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

509

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

13 19
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

502

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

14 11
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

15 40
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

16 34
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

O 17 69
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

18 13
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

19 20
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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

20 24
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

21 57
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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

22 18
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

22 38
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

24 47
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

25 25
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

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

26 15
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

27 27
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

145

patients, 16% of all patients

A 28 60
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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

28 28
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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

30 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

31 23
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

32 36
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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

33 12
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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

34 22
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

34 26
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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

36 35
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

37 14
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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

37 54
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

39 74
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

R 40 85
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

41 51
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

42 30
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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

R 42 39
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

44 45
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

45 17
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O 46 32
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

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

47 16
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

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

48 31
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

49 84
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

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

50 42
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

51 105
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

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

52 46
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

53 241
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE

The combination is used as ... +

The combination is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

54 242
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

55 41
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 70
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

57 58
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

58 59
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE

Bisoprolol is used alone or... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 58 66
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 44
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

61 93
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

61 77
METHADONE HCL

Methadone is used to reliev... +

Methadone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain that has not been relieved by non-narcotic pain relievers. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 O 63 211
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 64 173
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 65 63
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

66 134
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

67 68
BENAZEPRIL HCL

Benazepril is used alone or... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

68 117
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 73
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 70 55
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 71 125
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 72 49
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

72 64
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 72 88
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 75 96
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 76 52
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

76 62
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

78 154
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 78 72
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 R 80 130
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

81 43
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

A 82 78
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

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

82 108
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

84 56
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 85 99
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 85 29
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

A 85 75
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 88 122
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

88 234
QUINAPRIL HCL

Quinapril is used alone or ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 90 67
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 90 98
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 90 33
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL

The combination of amlodipi... +

The combination of amlodipine and benazepril is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 90 110
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Jan. 11, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.