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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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19,876Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 73 out of 1067

$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 83 out of 1067

339 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% 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

11% of this provider’s 289 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

49% of this provider’s 339 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

22% of this provider’s 289 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

37% of this provider’s 339 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

59 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

$907K

2012

$1.1M

2013

$1.24M

2014

$1.15M

2015

Number of Claims

15,532

2012

21,918

2013

23,831

2014

19,876

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
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

1,156

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

983

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

1 18
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

811

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

93

patients, 27% of all patients

2 7
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

653

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

92

patients, 27% of all patients

3 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

651

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

84

patients, 25% of all patients

4 4
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

580

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

68

patients, 20% of all patients

5 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

482

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

65

patients, 19% of all patients

6 10
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

472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

55

patients, 16% of all patients

7 32
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

437

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

8 52
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

67

patients, 20% of all patients

9 2
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

361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

61

patients, 18% of all patients

10 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

68

patients, 20% of all patients

O 11 8
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

297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

64

patients, 19% of all patients

12 5
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

13 13
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

14 47
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

15 22
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

16 28
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

17 62
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

18 23
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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

19 54
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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

19 38
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

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

21 26
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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

22 25
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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

23 21
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

24 20
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

25 6
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

26 24
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

O 27 16
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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

O 28 93
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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

28 19
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

73

patients, 22% of all patients

A 30 69
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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

31 98
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

O 32 45
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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

33 12
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

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

34 17
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

35 92
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

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

36 101
ASSURE ID INSULIN SAFETY* 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

<11 10 37 279
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

37 14
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

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

39 59
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

39 70
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

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

41 60
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

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P 41 64
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

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

43 80
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, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

44 108
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

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

45 122
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

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

46 9
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

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 47 82
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

48 85
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 O 48 150
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

48 103
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

A 51 73
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

A R 52 204
SANTYL

Used to clean skin ulcers a... +

Used to clean skin ulcers and severe burns. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

53 194
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

54 126
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

54 121
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 56 42
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

57 46
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

57 51
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

59 89
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

60 78
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 61 43
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 P 62 172
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

62 72
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

64 37
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

A 65 117
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

O 65 76
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

Digox (digoxin) is used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 R 67 158
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

68 227
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

68 15
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 R 70 136
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 70 102
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 72 107
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

72 27
NUEDEXTA

Used to treat pseudobulbar ... +

Used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA; a condition of sudden, frequent outbursts of crying or laughing that can not be controlled) in people with certain conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease; condition in which the nerves that control muscle movement slowly die, causing the muscles to shrink and weaken) or multiple sclerosis (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). Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 72 191
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 P 72 86
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

72 138
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

R 77 35
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE

Tolterodine is used treat o... +

Tolterodine is used 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) to relieve urinary difficulties, including frequent urination and inability to control urination. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 77 342
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 79 214
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

Treats itching or watering of eyes caused by allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

80 343
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

80 168
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 82 29
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 82 91
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

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

82 191
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 P 82 130
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

A 86 114
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 86 31
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 86 152
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 89 153
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 89 100
NYSTOP

Treats infections caused by... +

Treats infections caused by fungus. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

91 225
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 91 71
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

93 61
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 94 55
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 95 200
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 95 185
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 95 160
About This Data

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

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Dec. 23, 2007.
  • 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.