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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,183Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 710

$1.68M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 710

878 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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 Pennsylvania
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 1%.

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Antibiotics

28% of this provider’s 878 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 16%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

12% of this provider’s 739 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 878 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $154 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$1.56M

2012

$1.53M

2013

$1.61M

2014

$1.68M

2015

Number of Claims

29,394

2012

31,725

2013

31,552

2014

32,183

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
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

1,172

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

989

prescriptions.

191

patients, 22% of all patients

1 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

992

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

860

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

2 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

954

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

815

prescriptions.

162

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

948

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

768

prescriptions.

155

patients, 18% of all patients

O 4 10
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

875

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

779

prescriptions.

116

patients, 13% of all patients

5 4
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

869

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

705

prescriptions.

146

patients, 17% of all patients

6 6
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

851

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

679

prescriptions.

135

patients, 15% of all patients

7 3
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

841

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

737

prescriptions.

129

patients, 15% of all patients

8 8
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

751

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

710

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

9 13
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

698

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

10 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

675

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

117

patients, 13% of all patients

11 18
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

622

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

12 12
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

529

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

13 21
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

496

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

14 28
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

490

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

15 20
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

486

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

16 9
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

434

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

17 46
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

428

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

18 41
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

421

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

19 17
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

412

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

20 33
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

397

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

21 14
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

22 35
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

P 23 59
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

331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

24 26
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

25 34
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

319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

26 11
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

290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

27 23
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

28 52
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

29 22
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

30 27
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

31 70
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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

32 83
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

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

33 141
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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

34 49
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

35 251
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

36 29
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

37 19
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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

P 38 51
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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

39 16
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

40 79
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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

40 50
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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

42 96
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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

43 15
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

R 44 93
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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

45 91
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

46 115
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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

R 47 55
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL

The combination of amlodipi... +

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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

48 120
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

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

49 57
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

50 42
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

P 51 114
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

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

52 82
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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

53 40
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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

53 37
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

55 100
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

56 81
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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

57 61
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

58 139
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

59 54
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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

60 25
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

O 61 24
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 64
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

63 39
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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

64 84
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O 65 31
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

66 87
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

67 44
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

67 75
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

69 56
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 70 69
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

70 99
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

Phenytoin is used to control certain type of seizures, and to treat and prevent seizures that may begin during or after surgery to the brain or nervous system. Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

72 205
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

72 36
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

74 259
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

75 65
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 67
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

77 121
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

78 74
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

79 228
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

80 107
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

80 249
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 82 62
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

83 189
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

84 122
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

A 85 118
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

85 177
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

87 257
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

88 48
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

A 89 72
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

O 90 30
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

91 233
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER

Tolterodine is used treat o... +

Tolterodine is used 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) to relieve urinary difficulties, including frequent urination and inability to control urination. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

91 168
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

93 97
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

93 212
FELODIPINE ER

Felodipine is used to treat... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

95 226
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 P 96 164
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 O 97 53
LOPERAMIDE

Treats diarrhea and decreas... +

Treats diarrhea and decreases the amount of drainage in patients who have ostomies. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

98 331
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 99 167
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

100 243
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 100 86
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 102 113
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

103 134
JANTOVEN

Helps to prevent new blood ... +

Helps to prevent new blood clots from forming, and helps to keep existing blood clots from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 103 92
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

A 105 235
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 105 197
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 R 105 166
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 P 108 270
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 109 106
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 109 125
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 111 261
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 P 112 185
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

43

prescriptions.

<11 113 101
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

A 114 47
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE

Treats anxiety, tension, ne... +

Treats anxiety, tension, nervousness, nausea, vomiting, allergies, skin rash, hives, and itching. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 R 114 364
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

114 80
SANTYL

Used to clean skin ulcers a... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

114 429
PRADAXA

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 118 182
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

A 119 129
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 120 152
TRAVATAN Z

Reduces pressure inside the... +

Reduces pressure inside the eye that is caused by glaucoma or ocular hypertension (high blood pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 120 94
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 R 120 124
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 Sept. 24, 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.