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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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21,509Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 42

$2.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 42

378 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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 Colorado
lower than average

Antipsychotics

17% of this provider’s 308 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 9%.

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Antibiotics

44% of this provider’s 378 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

18% of this provider’s 308 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 9%.

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Opioids

56% of this provider’s 378 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 27%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$94 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

57 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

$34.7K

2012

$623K

2013

$1.09M

2014

$2.03M

2015

Number of Claims

11,690

2012

9,789

2013

17,951

2014

21,509

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

837

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

679

prescriptions.

113

patients, 30% of all patients

1 1
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

771

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

112

patients, 30% of all patients

2 8
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

702

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

625

prescriptions.

96

patients, 25% of all patients

3 7
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

612

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

94

patients, 25% of all patients

4 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

598

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

98

patients, 26% of all patients

5 11
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

560

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

85

patients, 22% of all patients

6 3
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

547

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

7 4
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

534

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

72

patients, 19% of all patients

8 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

68

patients, 18% of all patients

9 6
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

378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

10 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

100

patients, 26% of all patients

O 11 12
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

12 66
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

338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

61

patients, 16% of all patients

13 14
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

312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

14 13
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

15 10
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

16 16
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

70

patients, 19% of all patients

O 17 18
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

264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

65

patients, 17% of all patients

18 41
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

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

19 23
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

20 19
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

237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

21 32
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

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

77

patients, 20% of all patients

22 47
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

Treats gastroesophageal ref... +

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

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

10 23 115
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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

24 9
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

59

patients, 16% of all patients

25 36
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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

26 64
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

27 46
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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

27 17
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

149

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

27 37
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

30 35
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

31 53
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

32 22
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

33 25
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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

34 44
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

35 31
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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

35 27
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

R 37 126
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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

38 34
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

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

39 122
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

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

40 39
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

41 30
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

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

42 62
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

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

P 43 24
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

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

43 26
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

45 69
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

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

46 85
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

47 91
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

47 42
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

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

49 15
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

O 50 19
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 51 52
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

51 59
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

P 53 40
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

54 61
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

55 80
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

55 76
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

68

patients, 18% of all patients

A 57 60
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

58 54
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 59 117
LATUDA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 59 106
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

61 28
TROSPIUM CHLORIDE ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

62 149
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

62 45
BYDUREON 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

62 149
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

O 65 29
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 R 66 153
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

67 98
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

67 112
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

69 92
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

70 87
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

R 71 65
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

72 99
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 73 63
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

73 134
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

73 50
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

76 120
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

77 70
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 78 162
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 78 100
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT

Used to help control the sy... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

78 162
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

81 51
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 82 89
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 82 68
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

55

prescriptions.

<11 84 173
MORPHINE SULFATE

Morphine is used to relieve... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

O 85 84
CALCIUM ACETATE

Used to treat hyperphosphat... +

Used to treat hyperphosphatemia (too much phosphate in the blood) in patients with end stage kidney disease who are on dialysis. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 86 185
HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

R 86 185
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 88 141
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 89 33
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 90 93
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 P 90 104
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 May 29, 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.