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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,066Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 146 out of 3043

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 147 out of 3043

775 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Ohio
lower than average

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 676 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

36% of this provider’s 775 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

15% of this provider’s 676 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

26% of this provider’s 775 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$782K

2012

$896K

2013

$1.07M

2014

$1.08M

2015

Number of Claims

13,803

2012

16,238

2013

17,064

2014

17,066

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
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

502

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

1 2
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

496

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

2 7
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

486

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

3 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

444

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

4 3
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

5 6
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

362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

6 4
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

7 10
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

357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

8 5
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

9 26
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

O 10 29
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

328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

10 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

O 12 12
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

279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

13 8
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

14 20
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

15 17
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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

16 44
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

17 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

18 15
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

19 24
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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

20 111
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

O 21 19
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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

22 13
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

23 27
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Source: National Library of Medicine

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

24 114
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

110

patients, 14% of all patients

A 24 46
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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

26 36
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

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

27 18
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

28 50
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

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

29 11
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O 30 65
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

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

31 23
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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

32 49
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

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

33 43
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

34 35
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

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

35 28
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

35 22
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

37 37
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

38 30
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

109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

38 31
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

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

40 42
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

101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

41 16
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

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

42 108
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

43 51
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

43 83
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

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

45 38
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

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

R 46 93
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

47 76
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

48 52
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

87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

49 59
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

50 14
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

51 32
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 52 55
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 57
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A 54 91
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

55 87
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 183
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

57 62
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 58 56
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 220
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

A 59 102
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

59 63
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

59 25
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 63 105
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A 64 60
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

65 33
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 81
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 67 189
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

67 73
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 67 84
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

A 67 88
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 39
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 72 61
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

73 74
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 85
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 75 135
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 P 75 75
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

R 77 45
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 78 188
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 67
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

80 69
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 80 86
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 80 147
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 83 66
MECLIZINE HCL

Meclizine is used to preven... +

Meclizine is used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

83 139
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 O 85 157
LANSOPRAZOLE

Treats stomach ulcers, gast... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 85 128
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 8, 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.