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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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32,572Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 3043

$1.81M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 36 out of 3043

1,264 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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 Ohio
lower than average

Antipsychotics

4% of this provider’s 910 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

32% of this provider’s 1,264 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

14% of this provider’s 910 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

27% of this provider’s 1,264 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 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

$1.18M

2012

$1.19M

2013

$1.39M

2014

$1.81M

2015

Number of Claims

23,116

2012

25,046

2013

26,341

2014

32,572

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

1,520

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,078

prescriptions.

237

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,146

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

771

prescriptions.

208

patients, 16% of all patients

2 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

1,049

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

197

patients, 16% of all patients

3 4
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,049

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

770

prescriptions.

170

patients, 13% of all patients

3 7
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

860

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

688

prescriptions.

144

patients, 11% of all patients

5 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

777

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

165

patients, 13% of all patients

O 6 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

748

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

141

patients, 11% of all patients

7 3
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

720

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

131

patients, 10% of all patients

8 6
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

695

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

139

patients, 11% of all patients

9 11
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

689

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

132

patients, 10% of all patients

10 8
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

664

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

116

patients, 9% of all patients

11 5
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

599

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

103

patients, 8% of all patients

O 12 29
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

590

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

96

patients, 8% of all patients

13 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

516

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

94

patients, 7% of all patients

14 15
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

461

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

96

patients, 8% of all patients

15 26
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

450

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

91

patients, 7% of all patients

16 18
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

441

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

17 20
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

441

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

17 17
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

19 22
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

341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

20 13
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

69

patients, 5% of all patients

O 21 19
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

312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

118

patients, 9% of all patients

22 31
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

302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

23 23
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

282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

R 24 45
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

25 21
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

26 51
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

27 48
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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

28 16
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

29 27
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

30 32
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

31 53
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

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

32 14
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

33 24
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

34 94
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

34 47
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

98

patients, 8% of all patients

A 36 60
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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

37 28
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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

38 44
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

39 54
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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

40 86
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

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

41 59
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

42 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

160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

43 110
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

44 34
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

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

45 52
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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

46 142
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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

46 36
JANTOVEN

Helps to prevent new blood ... +

Helps to prevent new blood clots from forming, and helps to keep existing blood clots from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

48 109
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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

49 71
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

50 35
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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

51 42
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

52 72
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

53 83
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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

P 54 55
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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

O 55 106
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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

55 57
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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

57 137
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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

58 61
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

58 124
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

A 60 91
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

61 25
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

62 43
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

63 85
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

63 87
CEFDINIR

Treats certain types of ski... +

Treats certain types of skin infections, throat infections, and lung infections, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, or tonsillitis. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

101

patients, 8% of all patients

A 65 177
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

65 105
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

R 65 93
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

68 154
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

68 90
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

70 76
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

70 101
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

70 70
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

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

73 58
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

A 74 82
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

75 125
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

P 75 75
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

75 67
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

75 77
PHENOBARBITAL

Used to control seizures. P... +

Used to control seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 R 79 197
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

79 96
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

81 40
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

82 39
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

83 66
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

83 63
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

85 64
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

85 115
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

85 62
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

Morphine (extended release) is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O 88 157
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 P 88 168
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

90 98
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

91 69
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

91 38
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

93 73
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

94 130
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

94 37
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

Doxycycline is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; Lyme disease; acne; infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems; and anthrax (after inhalational exposure). Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

A 96 119
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

97 116
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

98 80
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

99 129
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

99 133
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 O 101 65
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

A 101 46
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

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

101 84
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

104 95
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

105 81
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 106 159
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 107 68
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

107 33
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

109 50
PROMETHAZINE HCL

Promethazine is used to rel... +

Promethazine is used to relieve the symptoms of allergic reactions such as allergic rhinitis (runny nose and watery eyes caused by allergy to pollen, mold or dust), allergic conjunctivitis (red, watery eyes caused by allergies), allergic skin reactions, and allergic reactions to blood or plasma products. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

R 110 140
LANSOPRAZOLE

Treats stomach ulcers, gast... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 111 128
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

Nitrofurantoinis used to treat urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

A R 112 171
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

113 112
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

R 114 99
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

115 161
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 116 97
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 117 111
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

118 127
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

118 122
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

118 107
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

121 89
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

A 121 102
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

121 79
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

Helps control blood sugar levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 121 147
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

125 164
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

125 41
DILTIAZEM HCL

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 125 209
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 128 136
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

129 329
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

130 217
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

130 108
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 130 222
ENDOCET

Treats moderate to moderate... +

Treats moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

O 130 264
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. 27, 2017.
  • 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.