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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,431Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 1930

$1.61M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 1930

1,127 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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 Indiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 1,014 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

36% of this provider’s 1,127 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

14% of this provider’s 1,014 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 12%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 1,127 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$1.26M

2012

$1.34M

2013

$1.54M

2014

$1.61M

2015

Number of Claims

23,865

2012

26,119

2013

28,492

2014

31,431

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

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

1,426

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,331

prescriptions.

197

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,052

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

976

prescriptions.

166

patients, 15% of all patients

2 8
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

1,041

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

975

prescriptions.

167

patients, 15% of all patients

3 4
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

990

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

889

prescriptions.

167

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

811

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

667

prescriptions.

128

patients, 11% of all patients

5 5
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

764

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

726

prescriptions.

123

patients, 11% of all patients

6 15
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

656

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

625

prescriptions.

105

patients, 9% of all patients

7 11
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

603

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

95

patients, 8% of all patients

8 9
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

567

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

9 28
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

563

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

95

patients, 8% of all patients

10 6
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

545

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

11 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

540

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

12 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

514

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

140

patients, 12% of all patients

O 13 7
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

496

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

14 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

444

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

15 3
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

406

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

16 16
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

399

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

17 175
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

O 18 19
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

373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

19 13
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

20 10
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

342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

21 18
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

22 34
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

22 14
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

299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

24 20
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

25 57
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

26 22
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

266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

27 25
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

27 43
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

29 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

30 35
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

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

31 21
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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

166

patients, 15% of all patients

A 32 65
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

33 33
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

34 89
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

35 37
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

36 53
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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

37 31
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

38 29
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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

39 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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

40 47
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

41 106
METFORMIN HCL ER

Metformin is used alone or ... +

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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

42 46
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

43 24
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

44 23
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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

45 58
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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

45 71
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

47 143
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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

48 41
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

49 39
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

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

50 103
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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

51 44
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE

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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

52 96
IBANDRONATE SODIUM

Used to prevent and treat o... +

Used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause. Source: National Library of Medicine

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

52 277
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

54 123
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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

55 112
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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

R 56 45
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

57 38
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

R 58 83
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

A 59 79
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

60 97
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

61 70
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

62 88
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

63 56
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

64 32
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

64 93
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

66 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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

67 60
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

68 36
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

69 101
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

70 135
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

70 104
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 72 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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

73 62
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

R 73 73
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

75 52
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

76 59
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

A 76 48
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

78 67
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

78 77
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

80 51
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

80 42
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

A 80 66
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

R 83 254
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

84 87
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

85 144
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

85 107
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

87 63
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

88 55
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 89 78
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

90 75
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

90 131
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

92 116
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

92 130
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

94 68
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 94 74
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

96 187
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

97 182
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

98 100
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT

Used to help control the sy... +

Used to help control the symptoms of lung diseases, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

99 206
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

100 69
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

101 85
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

101 111
VYTORIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 103 389
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

104 49
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 104 84
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

104 114
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 107 80
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 108 172
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 109 90
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 R 110 177
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

O 110 50
ONGLYZA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (condition in which blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally). Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 110 217
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

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

113 154
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

Treats short-term, medium to medium-severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 O 114 195
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

Treats psoriasis, skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

114 405
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 116 190
NAPROXEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by arthritis, gout, menstrual cramps, tendinitis, headache, backache, and toothache. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

116 92
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

116 102
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

119 98
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

120 150
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 121 61
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 R 122 157
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

A 123 54
CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

Treats a circulation problem in which too little blood flows into your leg muscles (intermittent claudication). Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 124 234
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

125 139
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

Nitrofurantoinis used to treat urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

A R 125 149
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 127 185
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

128 161
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 Oct. 4, 2016.
  • 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.