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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,604Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 115

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 115

603 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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 Montana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

13% of this provider’s 530 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

28% of this provider’s 603 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

16% of this provider’s 530 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 12%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 603 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $80 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$795K

2012

$888K

2013

$1.07M

2014

$1.06M

2015

Number of Claims

15,223

2012

17,743

2013

21,369

2014

21,604

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
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,223

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,034

prescriptions.

110

patients, 18% of all patients

1 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

732

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

659

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

2 9
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

717

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

131

patients, 22% of all patients

3 4
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

670

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

103

patients, 17% of all patients

4 1
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

533

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

5 10
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

473

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

6 3
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

7 28
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

8 15
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

9 60
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

10 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

11 6
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

369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

12 20
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

13 18
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

359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

14 17
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

355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

15 29
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

349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

16 16
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

315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

17 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

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

290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

18 5
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

285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

19 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

O 20 12
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

263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

P 21 61
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

231

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

22 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

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

23 8
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

P 24 91
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

25 24
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

26 95
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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

27 34
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

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

28 86
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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

29 76
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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

30 99
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

30 32
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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

32 23
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

33 50
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

34 116
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

35 40
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

36 35
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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

37 13
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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

38 69
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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

39 118
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

40 19
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

41 27
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

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

42 44
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

43 22
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

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

44 68
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 44 102
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

46 103
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

47 37
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

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

48 51
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

48 107
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

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

50 78
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

O 51 25
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

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

51 36
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

109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 53 56
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

A 54 66
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 134
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A 56 80
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

57 89
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 120
RENVELA

Lowers the amount of phosph... +

Lowers the amount of phosphorus in blood of patients receiving kidney dialysis. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 59 136
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 60 63
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

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 55
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 62 43
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

62 138
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 84
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to r... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

65 141
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

66 21
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 67 67
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

68 33
FELBAMATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 68 159
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 65
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 71 119
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30

This is used by people with... +

This is used by people with diabetes to help keep blood sugar levels under control. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 71 164
SENSIPAR

Lowers the amount of calciu... +

Lowers the amount of calcium in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 73 166
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 P 73 166
LOPERAMIDE

Treats diarrhea and decreas... +

Treats diarrhea and decreases the amount of drainage in patients who have ostomies. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

75 169
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

76 141
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

R 77 147
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

R 78 79
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

A 79 133
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 80 89
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 81 93
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 82 149
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

83 41
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 83 189
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

85 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

85 30
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

87 105
MIDODRINE HCL

Midodrine hydrochloride tab... +

Midodrine hydrochloride tablets are indicated for the treatment of symptomatic orthostatic hypotension. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 87 200
ENULOSE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 89 204
METFORMIN HCL ER

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

89 49
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 91 88
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. 21, 2012.
  • 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.