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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,594Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 412

$1.44M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 412

763 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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 Oklahoma
lower than average

Antipsychotics

5% of this provider’s 729 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

30% of this provider’s 763 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

19% of this provider’s 729 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 763 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $84 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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

$1.17M

2012

$1.23M

2013

$1.38M

2014

$1.44M

2015

Number of Claims

19,562

2012

22,280

2013

23,449

2014

22,594

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

999

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

908

prescriptions.

182

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

855

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

825

prescriptions.

182

patients, 24% of all patients

2 2
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

717

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

672

prescriptions.

140

patients, 18% of all patients

3 5
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

608

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

127

patients, 17% of all patients

4 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

538

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

5 11
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

482

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

6 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

473

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

116

patients, 15% of all patients

7 6
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

8 8
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

432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

9 17
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

10 18
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

11 22
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

377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

12 33
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

364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

13 13
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

355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

14 15
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

344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

15 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

O 16 3
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

17 9
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

287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

18 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

284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

19 23
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

276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

20 25
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

21 21
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

254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

22 12
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

250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

23 64
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) caused by congestive heart failure, kidney disease, or liver disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

24 120
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

O 25 16
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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

26 35
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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

27 27
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

28 30
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

29 57
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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

30 36
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

31 20
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

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

32 44
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

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

33 28
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

34 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

35 24
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

36 70
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

R 36 96
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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

P 38 72
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

39 124
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

Terazosin 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

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

40 117
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

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

41 81
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11 42 127
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

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

43 68
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

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

44 63
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

44 58
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

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

44 45
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

47 19
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

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

48 32
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

49 39
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

50 31
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

51 62
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

51 41
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

51 65
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

A 54 69
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 189
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

56 88
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

57 43
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

58 54
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

A 58 50
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 98
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

60 48
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

62 102
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

62 55
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

64 40
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

65 125
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

R 66 29
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 93
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

67 136
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

A 69 60
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

70 87
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

71 34
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

72 139
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 73 77
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

74 165
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

R 75 83
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 148
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

75 141
TAMIFLU

Used in the treatment of th... +

Used in the treatment of the infection caused by the flu virus (influenza A and influenza B). Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

75 310
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 R 79 205
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

79 85
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

79 61
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

82 86
SANTYL

Used to clean skin ulcers a... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

83 241
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

83 99
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

Doxycycline is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; Lyme disease; acne; infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems; and anthrax (after inhalational exposure). Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A 85 153
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 86 106
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

86 59
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 88 92
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 O 88 51
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 O 90 109
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

91 201
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

91 122
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

91 138
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

91 113
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 July 14, 2010.
  • 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.