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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Interventional Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,122Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 64

$7.66M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 64

743 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
18% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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 Michigan
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

20% of this provider’s 743 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

20% of this provider’s 134 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 8%.

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Opioids

71% of this provider’s 743 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 83%.

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Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 13%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$318 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $83 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$33.5K

2012

$302K

2013

$2.41M

2014

$7.66M

2015

Number of Claims

602

2012

4,252

2013

9,993

2014

24,122

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

2,061

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

263

patients, 35% of all patients

O 1 1
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

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

1,025

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

125

patients, 17% of all patients

O 2 2
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

666

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

129

patients, 17% of all patients

3 3
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

652

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

O 4 7
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

611

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

O 5 12
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

544

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

6 19
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

532

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

108

patients, 15% of all patients

7 16
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

481

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

O 8 4
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

442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

O 9 5
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

10 15
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

423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

11 9
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

12 17
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

368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

13 33
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

325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

R 14 23
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

15 20
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

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

16 21
METHADONE HCL

Methadone is used to reliev... +

Methadone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain that has not been relieved by non-narcotic pain relievers. Source: National Library of Medicine

292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

O 17 6
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

290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

R 18 11
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

19 26
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

20 27
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

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

21 30
MORPHINE SULFATE

Morphine is used to relieve... +

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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

O 22 13
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

23 41
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

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

24 10
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

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

25 14
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

O 26 8
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE

Sumatriptan is used to trea... +

Sumatriptan is used to treat the symptoms of migraine headaches (severe, throbbing headaches that sometimes is accompanied by nausea or sensitivity to sound and light). Source: National Library of Medicine

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

27 40
VIIBRYD

Used to treat depression in... +

Used to treat depression in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

28 43
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE

The combination is used as ... +

The combination is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

29 39
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

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

30 35
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

31 28
MODAFINIL

Treats narcolepsy, sleep ap... +

Treats narcolepsy, sleep apnea, and shift work sleep disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

10 32 47
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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

33 49
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

34 51
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

35 53
NUEDEXTA

Used to treat pseudobulbar ... +

Used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA; a condition of sudden, frequent outbursts of crying or laughing that can not be controlled) in people with certain conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease; condition in which the nerves that control muscle movement slowly die, causing the muscles to shrink and weaken) or multiple sclerosis (a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control). Source: National Library of Medicine

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

36 54
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

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

37 55
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER

Propranolol is used to trea... +

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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

38 56
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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

39 57
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

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

40 59
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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

41 45
VIMPAT

Used to control partial sei... +

Used to control partial seizures (convulsions) in the treatment of epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

42 62
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

43 63
OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 44 34
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

45 64
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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

46 66
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

47 67
CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

Treats pain and stiffness of muscle spasms. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

R 48 29
NUVIGIL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

49 68
FETZIMA 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

50 71
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

51 36
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

52 73
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

53 42
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

R 54 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

54 74
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

56 76
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

57 78
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

58 38
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

59 79
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 60 25
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 80
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

62 81
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve tension headaches. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

R 63 83
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

A 64 84
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

64 46
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

66 85
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 66 47
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

68 87
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER

Used as part of a treatment... +

Used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; more difficulty focusing, controlling actions, and remaining still or quiet than other people who are the same age) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

69 88
ANDROGEL

Treats low testosterone lev... +

Treats low testosterone levels when your body does not produce enough natural testosterone. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

70 89
OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

71 90
NEUPRO 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

72 91
ROZEREM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

73 92
OPANA ER

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 73 52
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

73 61
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

76 44
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

77 94
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

78 95
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

78 37
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

80 96
METHOCARBAMOL

Treats muscle pain and spas... +

Treats muscle pain and spasms. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

R 81 32
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 81 98
SUBOXONE

Treats an addiction to or d... +

Treats an addiction to or dependence on narcotic medicine. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

83 24
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

83 99
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE

Prochlorperazine suppositor... +

Prochlorperazine suppositories and tablets are used to control severe nausea and vomiting. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

83 99
TECFIDERA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

86 102
PROMETHAZINE HCL

Promethazine is used to rel... +

Promethazine is used to relieve the symptoms of allergic reactions such as allergic rhinitis (runny nose and watery eyes caused by allergy to pollen, mold or dust), allergic conjunctivitis (red, watery eyes caused by allergies), allergic skin reactions, and allergic reactions to blood or plasma products. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

R 87 103
TROKENDI XR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 88 104
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

88 69
ONDANSETRON ODT

Used to prevent nausea and ... +

Used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

88 104
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

88 104
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

92 72
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

93 107
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE

Used to treat symptoms of l... +

Used to treat symptoms of low testosterone in men who do not produce enough natural testosterone. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

94 108
TRAMADOL HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 94 108
MOVANTIK 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

10 96 112
PRISTIQ ER

Used to treat depression. D... +

Used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 96 112
GRALISE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

98 115
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

99 116
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

100 117
HYDROMORPHONE HCL*

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O 100 18
BUTRANS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 O 102 31
SUMAVEL DOSEPRO 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

10 103 119
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

104 77
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 Aug. 12, 2014.
  • 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.