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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2014

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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39,146Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 357

$1.89M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 357

1,220 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% 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 avg Average for
this specialty
in Rhode Island
Lower avg

Antibiotics

29% of this provider’s 1,220 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug , compared to an average of 23%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

2% of this provider’s 33,153 claims for patients 65 and older were for a potentially inappropriate drug , compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 1,220 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.78M

2012

$1.82M

2013

$1.89M

2014

Number of Claims

34,402

2012

37,529

2013

39,146

2014

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
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

1,403

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,254

prescriptions.

215

patients, 18% of all patients

1 3
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,396

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,298

prescriptions.

184

patients, 15% of all patients

2 7
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,150

prescriptions.

197

patients, 16% of all patients

3 1
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

1,238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,103

prescriptions.

170

patients, 14% of all patients

4 5
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

1,187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

983

prescriptions.

198

patients, 16% of all patients

5 4
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

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

1,172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,093

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

6 10
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

1,021

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

882

prescriptions.

193

patients, 16% of all patients

7 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

978

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

924

prescriptions.

148

patients, 12% of all patients

8 2
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

971

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

798

prescriptions.

147

patients, 12% of all patients

9 15
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

867

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

701

prescriptions.

128

patients, 10% of all patients

10 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

809

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

124

patients, 10% of all patients

O 11 17
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

783

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

730

prescriptions.

126

patients, 10% of all patients

12 8
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

780

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

647

prescriptions.

120

patients, 10% of all patients

13 17
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

648

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

14 14
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

572

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

98

patients, 8% of all patients

15 33
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

541

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

16 27
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

521

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

17 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

482

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

79

patients, 6% of all patients

18 13
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

437

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

19 11
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

416

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

20 20
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

411

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

21 9
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

O 22 30
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

23 58
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

372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

24 35
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

25 26
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

26 19
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

27 42
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

27 21
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322 *

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

29 23
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

305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

P 30 52
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

296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

31 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

87

patients, 7% of all patients

32 24
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

266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

33 37
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

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

34 38
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

35 29
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

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

36 44
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

37 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

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

38 25
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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

39 54
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

O 40 60
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

204 *

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

41 51
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

42 31
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

192

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

R 43 32
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

190

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

44 39
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

186

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

181 *

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

45 72
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling... +

Treats gingivitis (swelling of the gums) and other problems of the mouth and gums. Source: National Library of Medicine

181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

46 170
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

178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

47 57
QUINAPRIL HCL

Quinapril is used alone or ... +

Quinapril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

48 66
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

49 70
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

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

50 61
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

51 97
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

52 62
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

53 34
TAMIFLU

Used in the treatment of th... +

Used in the treatment of the infection caused by the flu virus (influenza A and influenza B). Source: National Library of Medicine

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144 *

prescriptions.

126

patients, 10% of all patients

54 121
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

55 81
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

56 82
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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

56 50
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140 *

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

56 108
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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

59 69
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

59 36
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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134 *

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

61 43
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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

62 28
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

63 93
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

64 87
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

O 65 74
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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

66 123
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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124 *

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

67 80
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

67 47
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

A 69 79
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P 70 78
NYSTOP

Treats infections caused by... +

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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120 *

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

71 127
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

71 68
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

73 53
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119 *

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

73 49
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

75 76
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

A 76 64
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE

Bisoprolol is used alone or... +

Bisoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109 *

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

77 71
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

77 48
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O 79 86
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107 *

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

80 83
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

81 56
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

82 92
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104 *

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

83 88
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

83 40
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL

The combination of amlodipi... +

The combination of amlodipine and benazepril is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

85 119
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

86 89
LEVOFLOXACIN

Levofloxacin is used to tre... +

Levofloxacin is used to treat certain infections such as pneumonia, chronic bronchitis and sinus, urinary tract, kidney, prostate (a male reproductive gland), and skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98 *

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

A 87 84
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97 *

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

88 112
CELEBREX

Treats pain, including pain... +

Treats pain, including pain caused by arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) in children and adults, ankylosing spondylitis, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 89 133
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

Terazosin 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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11 90 129
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

90 211
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90 *

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

92 67
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

93 94
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

R 94 129
GLIPIZIDE ER

Glipizide is used along wit... +

Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87 *

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

94 63
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

96 102
COLCRYS

Used to prevent gout attack... +

Used to prevent gout attacks (sudden, severe pain in one or more joints caused by abnormally high levels of a substance called uric acid in the blood) in adults, and to relieve the pain of gout attacks when they occur. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

97 117
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78 *

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

98 45
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O 99 193
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77 *

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

A 99 167
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

101 46
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

101 152
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

103 122
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74 *

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

103 136
VERAPAMIL ER

Verapamil is used to treat ... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73 *

prescriptions.

<11 105 96
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

105 106
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 105 99
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73 *

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

105 41
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72 *

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

109 105
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

110 128
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67 *

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

111 59
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

111 55
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65 *

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

113 162
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63 *

prescriptions.

<11 114 109
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 115 227
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 116 134
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60 *

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

116 185
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

116 104
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

116 131
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59 *

prescriptions.

<11 120 150
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

R 120 125
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

122 116
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 123 115
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 123 143
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

125 265
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

R 125 77
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 127 95
AGGRENOX

Used to prevent strokes in ... +

Used to prevent strokes in patients with blood flow disorders or a history of blood clots. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 128 168
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52 *

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

128 138
LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 130 177
CHLORTHALIDONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51 *

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

130 101
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 130 142
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 130 118
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 130 111
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50 *

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

135 85
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

A 135 171
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL

Nortriptyline is used to tr... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50 *

prescriptions.

<11 135 225
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 135 325
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

139 245
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH

Prevents chest pain (angina... +

Prevents chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 139 229
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49 *

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

139 72
CAPTOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 142 234
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

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 143 103
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

Treats fungal infections in the skin, throat, urinary tract, and lungs. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

143 179
ENULOSE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47 *

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

143 110
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46 *

prescriptions.

<11 146 113
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45 *

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

A 147 132
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45 *

prescriptions.

<11 147 144
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 June 25, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.