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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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21,096Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 75 out of 691

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 97 out of 691

978 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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 Kentucky
lower than average

Antipsychotics

2% of this provider’s 903 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

29% of this provider’s 978 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

16% of this provider’s 903 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 14%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 978 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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

$1.22M

2012

$1.22M

2013

$1.2M

2014

$1.11M

2015

Number of Claims

20,987

2012

21,485

2013

21,347

2014

21,096

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

631

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

166

patients, 17% of all patients

1 4
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

624

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

619

prescriptions.

163

patients, 17% of all patients

2 8
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

592

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

157

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
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

584

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

164

patients, 17% of all patients

4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

582

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

126

patients, 13% of all patients

5 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

573

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

113

patients, 12% of all patients

O 6 6
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

564

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

7 35
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

508

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

125

patients, 13% of all patients

8 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

110

patients, 11% of all patients

9 12
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

446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

10 3
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

421

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

11 11
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

407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

12 15
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

13 9
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

373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

14 13
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

351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

15 18
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

344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

16 19
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

298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

17 14
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

18 117
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

19 25
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

19 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

237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

21 10
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

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

22 50
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

23 23
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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

24 16
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

25 32
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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

25 22
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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

27 119
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

28 58
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

29 31
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

30 17
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

O 31 29
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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

32 61
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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

33 37
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

34 125
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

168

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

35 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

36 27
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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

37 28
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, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

38 40
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

39 49
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

39 24
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

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

41 34
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

41 39
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

41 21
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

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

44 68
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

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

44 85
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

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

46 46
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

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

47 54
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

48 51
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

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

49 167
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

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

50 65
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 79
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

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

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

51 69
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

A 53 72
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 54 66
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

R 55 43
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

Treats mild to moderate pain and help relieve symptoms of arthritis (e. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

56 105
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

57 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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

58 41
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

59 116
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

59 168
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

61 53
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

61 161
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

63 71
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

64 44
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

64 204
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

Replaces estrogen that decreases with menopause or removal of the ovaries. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

R 66 148
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

66 45
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O 68 42
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

A 69 55
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

70 133
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 71 36
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

71 52
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

73 75
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

73 48
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

A 73 107
CEFDINIR

Treats certain types of ski... +

Treats certain types of skin infections, throat infections, and lung infections, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, or tonsillitis. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

A 73 135
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

77 102
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

A 77 59
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

77 88
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

77 87
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

Treats ulcers and other stomach problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

81 130
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

82 99
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

R 83 157
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

83 63
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

83 26
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

86 86
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

87 73
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

88 134
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

R 89 70
DILTIAZEM 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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

89 210
CARTIA XT

Used alone or together with... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

91 181
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

92 177
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 92 76
PREMARIN

Estrogens are female hormon... +

Estrogens are female hormones. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

R 94 201
BENAZEPRIL HCL

Benazepril is used alone or... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 95 92
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 May 5, 2017.
  • 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.