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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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37,332Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 1758

$2.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 1758

1,461 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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 Virginia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

9% of this provider’s 1,131 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

29% of this provider’s 1,461 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

15% of this provider’s 1,131 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 11%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 1,461 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$653K

2012

$1.56M

2013

$2.03M

2014

$2.27M

2015

Number of Claims

13,101

2012

31,403

2013

36,724

2014

37,332

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
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

1,449

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,062

prescriptions.

236

patients, 16% of all patients

1 16
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

1,252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,037

prescriptions.

213

patients, 15% of all patients

2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

1,056

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

785

prescriptions.

254

patients, 17% of all patients

O 3 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

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

1,015

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

866

prescriptions.

201

patients, 14% of all patients

4 3
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

980

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

743

prescriptions.

192

patients, 13% of all patients

5 6
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

939

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

760

prescriptions.

167

patients, 11% of all patients

6 8
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

837

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

667

prescriptions.

171

patients, 12% of all patients

7 1
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

833

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

151

patients, 10% of all patients

8 5
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

685

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

151

patients, 10% of all patients

9 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

643

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

140

patients, 10% of all patients

10 4
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

558

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

113

patients, 8% of all patients

11 13
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

554

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

78

patients, 5% of all patients

12 40
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

504

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

87

patients, 6% of all patients

13 18
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

488

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

86

patients, 6% of all patients

14 42
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

487

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

97

patients, 7% of all patients

15 10
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

465

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

85

patients, 6% of all patients

16 22
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

463

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

17 25
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

432

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

89

patients, 6% of all patients

18 12
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

427

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

19 29
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

424

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

20 41
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

405

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

P 21 48
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

402

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

95

patients, 7% of all patients

O 22 17
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

374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

77

patients, 5% of all patients

23 34
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

373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

76

patients, 5% of all patients

24 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

112

patients, 8% of all patients

25 28
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

75

patients, 5% of all patients

26 30
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

360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

27 19
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

28 27
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

344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

29 21
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

339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

64

patients, 4% of all patients

30 26
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

31 23
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

31 54
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

329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

33 46
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

34 66
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

321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

35 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

36 9
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

37 20
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

81

patients, 6% of all patients

O 38 43
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

279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

39 53
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

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

40 50
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

41 62
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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

R 42 45
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

43 32
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

93

patients, 6% of all patients

44 36
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

147

patients, 10% of all patients

A 45 47
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

46 60
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

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

47 15
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

48 77
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

176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

49 61
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

168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

50 49
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

50 103
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

O 52 180
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

R 53 75
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

54 64
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

55 51
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

O 56 55
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

57 33
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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

58 101
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

59 24
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

60 94
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

61 70
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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

62 98
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

101

patients, 7% of all patients

A 63 71
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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

64 52
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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

64 37
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

66 31
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

P 67 99
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

67 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

69 35
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

70 118
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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

70 73
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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

72 171
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

73 92
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

73 110
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

75 56
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

76 121
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

77 87
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

78 74
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

84

patients, 6% of all patients

A 79 79
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

80 157
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

80 112
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

82 83
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

83 88
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

84 68
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

O 84 102
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11 84 111
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

Treats problems with urination caused by an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH). Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11 87 219
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

P 88 201
AMITIZA

Treats certain types of lon... +

Treats certain types of long-term constipation by helping you have a bowel movement. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

88 214
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

R 90 81
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

91 141
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

92 119
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

65

patients, 4% of all patients

A 92 108
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL

Nortriptyline is used to tr... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

92 173
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

92 57
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

96 69
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

96 78
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

98 115
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

98 96
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

100 89
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

Treats asthma, allergic reactions, inflammation, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

100 113
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

102 132
LINZESS

Used in adults to treat irr... +

Used in adults to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C; a condition that causes stomach pain or cramps, bloating, and infrequent or difficult passage of stools) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC; difficult or infrequent passage of stools that lasts for 3 months or longer and is not caused by a disease or a medication). Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

103 247
CEFTRIAXONE*

Treats infections caused by... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

A 104 198
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

A 105 114
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

106 58
HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

Hydroxyzine is used to relieve the itching caused by allergies and to control the nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

R 107 251
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

108 150
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

109 194
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

Treats fungal infections in the skin, throat, urinary tract, and lungs. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

110 187
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

111 160
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

112 65
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

113 143
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

113 135
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE

Treats diarrhea. +

Treats diarrhea. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

115 298
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

115 124
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

117 142
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

117 169
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

119 67
VICTOZA 2-PAK

Used with a diet and exerci... +

Used with a diet and exercise program to control blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

119 315
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

121 126
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

Treats gastroesophageal ref... +

Treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and a damaged esophagus. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

122 213
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

A R 122 207
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to r... +

Metoclopramide is used to relieve heartburn and speed the healing of ulcers and sores in the esophagus (tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) in people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the esophagus) that did not get better with other treatments. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 124 172
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 124 127
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

124 84
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

127 97
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 127 162
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 127 200
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 130 240
MYRBETRIQ

Used to treat overactive bl... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 130 279
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

130 90
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 133 72
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 133 159
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 133 209
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

133 129
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

137 109
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 R 137 190
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

139 154
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P 139 229
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

139 104
CALCITRIOL

Treats low blood calcium in... +

Treats low blood calcium in kidney dialysis patients and other patients. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

142 250
VICTOZA 3-PAK

Used to treat a type of dia... +

Used to treat a type of diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes) called type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

142 343
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 April 23, 2015.
  • 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.