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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,904Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.64M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
633 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$1.42M

2012

$1.43M

2013

$1.52M

2014

$1.64M

2015

Number of Claims

27,441

2012

31,760

2013

31,814

2014

33,904

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. 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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,599

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,524

prescriptions.

150

patients, 24% of all patients

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

1,221

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,097

prescriptions.

148

patients, 23% of all patients

LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,108

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,049

prescriptions.

142

patients, 22% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

1,005

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,000

prescriptions.

129

patients, 20% of all patients

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

800

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

742

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

756

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

612

prescriptions.

170

patients, 27% of all patients

O
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

736

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

680

prescriptions.

105

patients, 17% of all patients

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

731

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

688

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

723

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

643

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

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

707

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

626

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

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

657

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

631

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

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

573

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

523

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

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

496

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

471

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

428

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

418

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

389

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

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

380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

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

357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

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

348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

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

345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

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

309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

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

303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

O
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

Albuterol is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways). Source: National Library of Medicine

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

104

patients, 16% of all patients

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

290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

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

288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

119

patients, 19% of all patients

A
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

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

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

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

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

128

patients, 20% of all patients

A
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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

182

patients, 29% of all patients

OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

O
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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

COUMADIN

Helps to prevent new blood ... +

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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

<11
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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

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

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

A
NYSTOP

Treats infections caused by... +

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

163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

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

163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

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

162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

R
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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER

Glipizide is used along wit... +

Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, 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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

R
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

A
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

A
CEFTRIAXONE*

Treats infections caused by... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

A
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

Latanoprost ophthalmic is used to treat glaucoma (a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision) and ocular hypertension (a condition which causes increased pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

R
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

A
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE

Morphine is used to relieve... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 P
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 R
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 O
DILTIAZEM HCL

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

BUDESONIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE

Ipratropium oral inhalation... +

Ipratropium oral inhalation is used to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness 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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVALBUTEROL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
TRAVATAN Z

Reduces pressure inside the... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

A
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL

The combination of dorzolam... +

The combination of dorzolamide and timolol is used to treat eye conditions, including glaucoma and ocular hypertension, in which increased pressure can lead to a gradual loss of vision. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
TOBRAMYCIN

Used to treat serious bacte... +

Used to treat serious bacterial infections in many different parts of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIMETHOPRIM

Treats urinary tract infect... +

Treats urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 A
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CARTIA XT

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
METRONIDAZOLE*

Used to treat serious bacte... +

Used to treat serious bacterial infections in different areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

A
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 June 4, 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.