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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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32,272Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 357

$1.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 357

768 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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

35% of this provider’s 768 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 28,797 claims for patients 65 and older were for a potentially inappropriate drug , compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 768 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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

$1.51M

2012

$1.32M

2013

$1.52M

2014

Number of Claims

29,193

2012

28,596

2013

32,272

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
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,536

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,473

prescriptions.

192

patients, 25% of all patients

1 7
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

1,390

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,247

prescriptions.

208

patients, 27% of all patients

2 16
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

1,346

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,243

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

3 10
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,245

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,147

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

4 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,069

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,000

prescriptions.

143

patients, 19% of all patients

5 3
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

939

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

891

prescriptions.

117

patients, 15% of all patients

6 5
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

937

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

854

prescriptions.

139

patients, 18% of all patients

7 8
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

862

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

733

prescriptions.

141

patients, 18% of all patients

8 1
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

836

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

696

prescriptions.

125

patients, 16% of all patients

9 17
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

756

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

686

prescriptions.

114

patients, 15% of all patients

10 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

653

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

11 2
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

630

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

625 *

prescriptions.

111

patients, 14% of all patients

12 33
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

492

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

13 4
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

447

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

14 27
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

433

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

15 19
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

16 11
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

354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

349 *

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

17 38
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

18 55
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

19 23
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

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

20 22
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

274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

21 12
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

273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

P 22 52
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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

23 25
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

24 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

250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

25 35
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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

26 13
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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

27 57
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221 *

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

O 28 30
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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

29 44
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

30 62
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

31 56
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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

32 28
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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

33 20
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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190 *

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

34 51
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

O 35 17
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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

36 9
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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180 *

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

37 15
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

38 29
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157 *

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

39 40
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

40 65
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

41 41
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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144 *

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

42 117
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144 *

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

42 26
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141 *

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

44 93
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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

44 80
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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140 *

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

46 76
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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

47 54
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

O 48 60
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P 49 78
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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 53
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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

51 43
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122 *

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

51 21
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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

51 89
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 122
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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

55 92
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120 *

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

56 85
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

57 116
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

58 70
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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114 *

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

59 50
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O 60 86
LIDOCAINE HCL

Lidocaine viscous, a local ... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110 *

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

61 209
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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

62 88
SILVER SULFADIAZINE

Treats skin infections in p... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109 *

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

62 269
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 111
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 94
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, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

66 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104 *

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

66 24
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96 *

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

68 121
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

A 68 132
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 70 87
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 71 124
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 72 144
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

87 *

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

R 72 129
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

74 72
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84 *

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

75 91
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 68
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

R 75 125
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A 78 137
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 131
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

80 108
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

81 106
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

81 34
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78 *

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

83 59
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

83 39
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

85 69
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

86 140
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71 *

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

87 123
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71 *

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A 87 79
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68 *

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

89 81
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

89 31
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67 *

prescriptions.

<11 91 96
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66 *

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A 92 84
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64 *

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

93 153
DONEPEZIL HCL ODT 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 94 249
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH

Prevents chest pain (angina... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61 *

prescriptions.

<11 95 229
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60 *

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

96 49
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 97 112
LIDOCAINE HCL VISCOUS

Lidocaine viscous, a local ... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 98 307
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

98 203
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 98 134
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56 *

prescriptions.

<11 101 63
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56 *

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

101 104
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 103 46
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55 *

prescriptions.

<11 103 42
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 105 103
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

R 106 32
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

51 *

prescriptions.

<11 107 142
VESICARE

Solifenacin is used to trea... +

Solifenacin is used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 107 148
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51 *

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

107 105
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50 *

prescriptions.

<11 110 67
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 110 115
NUEDEXTA

Used to treat pseudobulbar ... +

Used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA; a condition of sudden, frequent outbursts of crying or laughing that can not be controlled) in people with certain conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease; condition in which the nerves that control muscle movement slowly die, causing the muscles to shrink and weaken) or multiple sclerosis (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). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50 *

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

110 175
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 113 227
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE

The combination of amoxicil... +

The combination of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid is used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria, including infections of the ears, lungs, sinus, skin, and urinary tract. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48 *

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

A 114 126
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 114 188
MORPHINE SULFATE

Morphine is used to relieve... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

O 114 226
GLYBURIDE

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 R 117 154
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46 *

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

117 61
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 117 135
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45 *

prescriptions.

<11 120 109
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 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 Nov. 14, 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.