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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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32,495Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 369

$1.57M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 369

831 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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 Rhode Island
lower than average

Antipsychotics

13% of this provider’s 739 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

32% of this provider’s 831 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

10% of this provider’s 739 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 9%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 831 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$1.51M

2012

$1.32M

2013

$1.52M

2014

$1.57M

2015

Number of Claims

29,193

2012

28,596

2013

32,272

2014

32,495

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,773

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,665

prescriptions.

207

patients, 25% of all patients

1 7
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

1,770

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,608

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

2 12
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

1,377

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,221

prescriptions.

231

patients, 28% of all patients

3 14
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

1,251

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,064

prescriptions.

116

patients, 14% of all patients

4 15
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

992

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

881

prescriptions.

148

patients, 18% of all patients

5 2
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

853

prescriptions.

139

patients, 17% of all patients

6 8
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

913

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

854

prescriptions.

134

patients, 16% of all patients

7 5
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

832

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

776

prescriptions.

128

patients, 15% of all patients

8 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

790

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

709

prescriptions.

129

patients, 16% of all patients

9 1
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

747

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

10 17
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

716

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

703

prescriptions.

120

patients, 14% of all patients

11 30
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

564

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

12 6
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

528

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

13 29
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

451

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

P 14 49
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

435

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

15 3
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

16 19
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

343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

17 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

18 44
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

19 13
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

20 48
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

320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

21 11
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

22 26
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

299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

23 9
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

292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

24 18
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

25 51
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

270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

26 22
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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

27 35
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

196

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

28 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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

29 31
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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

30 42
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

31 27
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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

32 16
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

32 36
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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

34 55
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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

35 24
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

36 61
FINASTERIDE

Treats an enlarged prostate... +

Treats an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) in men and causes hair growth in male pattern baldness. Source: National Library of Medicine

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

37 64
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

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

38 165
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

R 39 104
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

P 40 71
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

158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

41 10
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

158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

149

patients, 18% of all patients

41 80
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

43 95
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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

44 54
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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

45 73
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

46 25
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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

47 76
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

48 70
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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

49 59
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

50 81
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

51 179
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

52 121
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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

53 79
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 96
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

55 90
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

55 72
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

A 55 75
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 86
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

O 58 21
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

60 46
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

61 142
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

62 122
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

63 112
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

O 63 32
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

65 34
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

A 66 78
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

O 67 50
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

A 68 123
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

69 23
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

70 68
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

71 114
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

72 181
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

73 113
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.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

74 83
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 75 99
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

76 38
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 76 160
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 78 103
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

78 53
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 80 131
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 P 81 101
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

81 66
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 81 88
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

84 115
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

84 20
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

84 193
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

87 37
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

A 88 144
ERYTHROMYCIN*

Treats eye infections. Belo... +

Treats eye infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

A 88 208
SANTYL

Used to clean skin ulcers a... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

90 237
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

91 165
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 91 33
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

93 139
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 94 45
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

95 152
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

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

95 124
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 95 120
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 95 94
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

95 252
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

100 62
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 101 204
MORPHINE SULFATE

Morphine is used to relieve... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

O 102 201
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

103 138
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 103 126
DEXILANT

Treats erosive esophagitis,... +

Treats erosive esophagitis, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other conditions caused by too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 105 173
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 106 158
DILTIAZEM HCL

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

106 213
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

A 106 119
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

106 153
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 110 100
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 P 110 194
XIFAXAN

Treats traveler's diarrhea ... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 A 112 321
MOXIFLOXACIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A 113 257
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 113 40
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

115 110
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 R 116 39
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 117 218
COLCHICINE

Prevent or treat attacks of... +

Prevent or treat attacks of gout. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

118 237
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 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.
  • 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.