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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,464Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 42

$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 42

549 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
51% 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 Michigan
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

29% of this provider’s 549 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

This provider prescribed potentially inappropriate drugs to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 549 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 34%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

48 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 25.


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

$564K

2012

$643K

2013

$730K

2014

$1M

2015

Number of Claims

13,304

2012

18,361

2013

19,035

2014

26,464

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

1,242

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,193

prescriptions.

145

patients, 26% of all patients

1 5
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

1,201

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,196

prescriptions.

136

patients, 25% of all patients

2 3
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,061

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,047

prescriptions.

121

patients, 22% of all patients

3 4
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

819

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

819

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

722

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

722

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

10 5 61
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

718

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

718

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

6 8
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

685

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

685

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

7 7
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

630

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

625

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

8 32
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

542

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

9 17
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

540

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

10 18
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

521

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

11 29
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

446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

12 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

13 10
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

415

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

14 13
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

15 28
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

390

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

16 9
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

385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

17 14
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

373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

18 6
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

356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

19 48
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

355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

20 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

21 11
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

326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

22 51
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

23 36
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

312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

24 35
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

25 12
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

292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

26 27
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

288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

P 27 31
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

28 30
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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

29 39
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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

30 26
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

O 31 19
TRIMETHOPRIM

Treats urinary tract infect... +

Treats urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

A 32 130
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

O 33 1
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

34 21
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

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

35 36
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

36 50
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

37 48
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL

Nortriptyline is used to tr... +

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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

38 114
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

39 22
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

40 93
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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

<11 41 98
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

41 53
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 43 41
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

44 25
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

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

45 108
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 52
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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

47 43
GALANTAMINE HBR

Galantamine is used to trea... +

Galantamine is used to treat the symptoms of 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

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 161
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

49 84
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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

50 55
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE

Ipratropium oral inhalation... +

Ipratropium oral inhalation is used to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness 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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

51 126
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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

52 80
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

53 104
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

54 88
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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 100
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

<11 56 83
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

57 42
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

57 57
DEXAMETHASONE

Treats inflammation and man... +

Treats inflammation and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

59 180
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

60 44
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

Pramipexole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11 60 142
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

62 72
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

63 183
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11 63 183
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

65 38
TROSPIUM CHLORIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

66 185
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

Helps patients who have cystic fibrosis, pancreatitis, or digestive disorders digest food. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 67 186
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

Hydrocortisone provides relief for inflamed areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

68 135
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 69 188
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

R 70 95
CALCITONIN-SALMON

Calcitonin salmon is used t... +

Calcitonin salmon is used to treat osteoporosis in women who are at least 5 years past menopause and cannot or do not want to take estrogen products. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

71 190
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 72 92
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 73 150
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 P 73 82
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

75 15
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 75 196
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to r... +

Metoclopramide is used to relieve heartburn and speed the healing of ulcers and sores in the esophagus (tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) in people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the esophagus) that did not get better with other treatments. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 77 159
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 97
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 79 62
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

A 80 146
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 81 171
CHOLESTYRAMINE

Lowers high cholesterol lev... +

Lowers high cholesterol levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

82 203
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 82 139
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

82 47
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

85 67
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 86 209
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

86 91
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

88 46
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 88 106
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

88 58
TIMOLOL MALEATE

Ophthalmic timolol is used ... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

91 153
RESTASIS

Treats chronic dry eye dise... +

Treats chronic dry eye disease by increasing the amount of tears in your eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 91 216
VITAMIN D2 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 93 222
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

94 20
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 P 95 60
NEFAZODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 10 96 232
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

96 77
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 98 115
PREMARIN

Estrogens are female hormon... +

Estrogens are female hormones. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

R 98 237
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 July 7, 2011.
  • 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.