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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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45,360Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 2174

$2.8M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 2174

1,131 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

14% of this provider’s 815 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

27% of this provider’s 1,131 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

15% of this provider’s 815 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 1,131 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $87 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$2.72M

2012

$2.87M

2013

$2.76M

2014

$2.8M

2015

Number of Claims

41,205

2012

45,069

2013

44,212

2014

45,360

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
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,821

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,553

prescriptions.

258

patients, 23% of all patients

1 9
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

1,777

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,471

prescriptions.

283

patients, 25% of all patients

2 6
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

1,573

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,302

prescriptions.

253

patients, 22% of all patients

3 10
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,511

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,175

prescriptions.

250

patients, 22% of all patients

4 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,309

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,052

prescriptions.

245

patients, 22% of all patients

5 1
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

990

prescriptions.

206

patients, 18% of all patients

6 5
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

941

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

806

prescriptions.

149

patients, 13% of all patients

7 20
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

858

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

131

patients, 12% of all patients

8 8
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

822

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

146

patients, 13% of all patients

9 13
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

802

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

158

patients, 14% of all patients

10 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

778

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

145

patients, 13% of all patients

11 17
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

748

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

743

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

12 73
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

676

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

123

patients, 11% of all patients

13 44
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

669

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

128

patients, 11% of all patients

14 23
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

665

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

111

patients, 10% of all patients

15 32
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

644

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

16 3
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

620

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

615

prescriptions.

96

patients, 8% of all patients

17 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

563

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

137

patients, 12% of all patients

18 26
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

517

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

101

patients, 9% of all patients

19 57
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

490

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

20 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

483

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

143

patients, 13% of all patients

O 21 4
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

480

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

22 15
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

474

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

23 88
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

404

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

24 19
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

95

patients, 8% of all patients

25 101
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

394

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

P 26 96
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

389

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

102

patients, 9% of all patients

O 27 52
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

385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

P 28 60
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

382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

29 36
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

30 62
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

348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

31 30
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

340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

32 24
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

311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

33 64
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

34 112
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

295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

35 70
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

35 90
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

290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

37 11
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

289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

38 82
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

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

39 100
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

40 40
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

256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

40 108
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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

42 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

43 93
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

239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

43 98
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

45 38
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

46 12
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

215

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

47 68
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

214

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

48 45
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

213

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

49 28
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

205

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

50 121
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

205

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

50 55
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

204

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

52 50
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

203

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

53 25
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

202

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

54 56
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

199

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

55 47
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

196

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

56 117
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

195

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

57 83
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

191

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

58 75
SANTYL

Used to clean skin ulcers a... +

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

189

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

59 200
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

189

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

59 14
HEPARIN SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

61 193
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

184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

61 185
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

180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

63 53
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

175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

64 59
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

65 29
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

170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

66 42
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

Used with proper diet and exercise to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

67 149
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

164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

68 48
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

161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

69 142
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

70 106
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

P 71 141
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

72 159
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

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

73 54
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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

74 87
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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

75 91
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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

76 105
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

O 77 21
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

P 78 254
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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

79 81
TRANSDERM-SCOP 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

80 248
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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

81 94
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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

81 114
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

81 16
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

A 84 61
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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

84 72
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

86 80
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE

Ophthalmic brimonidine is u... +

Ophthalmic brimonidine is used to lower pressure in the eyes in patients who have glaucoma (high pressure in the eyes that may damage nerves and cause vision loss) and ocular hypertension (pressure in the eyes that is higher than normal but not high enough to cause vision loss). Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

87 294
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

87 140
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

87 34
ENULOSE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

90 213
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

91 139
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

92 164
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

Treats dry, scaly skin conditions called xerosis and ichthyosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

93 150
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

94 137
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

95 89
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

A 96 115
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

96 78
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

98 51
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

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

98 27
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

100 104
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O 100 67
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

102 33
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

103 147
CLONIDINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

104 299
NYSTOP

Treats infections caused by... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

105 154
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

106 35
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

106 97
XIFAXAN

Treats traveler's diarrhea ... +

Treats traveler's diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

A 108 383
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

R 109 239
INVANZ 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

A 110 450
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

R 110 76
CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

112 214
PHENYTOIN

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 112 305
RENVELA

Lowers the amount of phosph... +

Lowers the amount of phosphorus in blood of patients receiving kidney dialysis. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

114 225
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

115 205
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 116 120
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

116 194
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

118 79
KLOR-CON M10

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

119 207
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

120 160
SILVER SULFADIAZINE

Treats skin infections in p... +

Treats skin infections in patients with severe burns. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

121 276
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

R 122 43
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 123 118
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

124 37
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE

Prochlorperazine suppositor... +

Prochlorperazine suppositories and tablets are used to control severe nausea and vomiting. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

124 292
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

126 184
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 127 102
PILOCARPINE HCL

Pilocarpine is used to trea... +

Pilocarpine is used to treat dry mouth caused by radiotherapy in people with head and neck cancer and to treat dry mouth in people with Sjogren's syndrome (a condition that affects the immune system and causes dryness of certain parts of the body such as the eyes and mouth). Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 127 472
CALCIUM ACETATE

Used to treat hyperphosphat... +

Used to treat hyperphosphatemia (too much phosphate in the blood) in patients with end stage kidney disease who are on dialysis. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

127 331
GENTAMICIN SULFATE

Ophthalmic gentamicin is us... +

Ophthalmic gentamicin is used to treat certain eye infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

A 130 343
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

130 129
PROTONIX 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

132 475
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

133 301
ONDANSETRON HCL*

Ondansetron is used to prev... +

Ondansetron is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

134 209
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

135 251
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 136 136
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 136 85
LIDOCAINE HCL*

Lidocaine viscous, a local ... +

Lidocaine viscous, a local anesthetic, is used to treat the pain of a sore or irritated mouth and throat often associated with cancer chemotherapy and certain medical procedures. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

136 243
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM

Used to prevent deep venous... +

Used to prevent deep venous thrombosis, a condition in which harmful blood clots form in the blood vessels of the legs. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

136 247
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

Megestrol tablets treat breast and uterine cancer. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

R 140 259
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

140 143
VANCOMYCIN HCL*

Treats bacterial infections. +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

A 142 289
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 P 143 250
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 144 151
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

R 145 192
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

145 155
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

Treats certain heart rhythm problems (atrial fibrillation). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 R 145 165
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE

Ophthalmic prednisolone red... +

Ophthalmic prednisolone reduces the irritation, redness, burning, and swelling of eye inflammation caused by chemicals, heat, radiation, infection, allergy, or foreign bodies in the eye. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

148 519
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

A 149 41
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 150 271
NADOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 151 365
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

152 166
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 152 109
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 Aug. 27, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.