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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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32,973Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 1214

$1.62M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 1214

767 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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 Virginia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

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

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Antibiotics

57% of this provider’s 767 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

13% of this provider’s 526 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 11%.

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Opioids

48% of this provider’s 767 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 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

$1.23M

2012

$1.34M

2013

$1.56M

2014

$1.62M

2015

Number of Claims

25,827

2012

29,998

2013

32,294

2014

32,973

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

1,573

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

876

prescriptions.

254

patients, 33% of all patients

O 1 14
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

1,101

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

793

prescriptions.

157

patients, 20% of all patients

2 3
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

1,074

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

657

prescriptions.

174

patients, 23% of all patients

3 6
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

998

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

707

prescriptions.

157

patients, 20% of all patients

4 4
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

992

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

159

patients, 21% of all patients

5 8
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

978

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

745

prescriptions.

151

patients, 20% of all patients

6 1
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

784

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

595

prescriptions.

150

patients, 20% of all patients

7 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

755

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

596

prescriptions.

123

patients, 16% of all patients

8 2
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

660

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

120

patients, 16% of all patients

9 13
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

576

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

O 10 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

567

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

122

patients, 16% of all patients

11 17
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

556

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

12 5
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

544

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

13 21
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

508

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

14 10
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

501

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

15 11
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

499

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

16 45
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

478

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

17 12
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

463

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

18 16
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

443

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

19 34
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

420

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

20 9
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

417

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

21 20
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

416

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

O 22 18
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

405

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

23 23
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

388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

24 24
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

374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

25 22
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

355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

26 38
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

349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

27 32
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

28 31
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

29 43
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

288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

30 25
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

31 27
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

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

R 32 41
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

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

33 56
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

252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

34 78
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

35 19
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

250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

36 15
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

250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

36 39
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

157

patients, 20% of all patients

A 38 110
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

39 28
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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

40 59
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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

41 71
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

41 29
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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

43 49
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

112

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

44 26
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

44 36
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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

126

patients, 16% of all patients

A 46 148
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

47 33
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

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

48 64
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

49 72
CEFDINIR

Treats certain types of ski... +

Treats certain types of skin infections, throat infections, and lung infections, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, or tonsillitis. Source: National Library of Medicine

160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

129

patients, 17% of all patients

A 50 165
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

51 61
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglycerides, together with a proper diet. Source: National Library of Medicine

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

52 121
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

53 62
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

Treats asthma, allergic reactions, inflammation, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

54 123
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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

55 35
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

56 82
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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

57 203
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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

57 68
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

A 59 70
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

Enalapril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

59 92
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

61 46
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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

62 42
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

63 65
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

64 124
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

64 76
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

66 75
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura XL) 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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

67 90
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 67 52
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

69 30
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

69 47
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

71 79
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

72 66
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

73 67
BENAZEPRIL HCL

Benazepril is used alone or... +

Benazepril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

74 84
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 109
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 154
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

77 55
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

78 58
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

79 103
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

80 54
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

Prevents and treats certain fungus infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

81 164
METHIMAZOLE

Treats hyperthyroidism (too... +

Treats hyperthyroidism (too much thyroid hormone produced by the thyroid gland). Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

82 216
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL

The combination of amlodipi... +

The combination of amlodipine and benazepril is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 83 96
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

A 84 57
LANSOPRAZOLE

Treats stomach ulcers, gast... +

Treats stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

85 156
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

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

85 73
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

A 87 112
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

87 199
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

89 74
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 89 85
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

A 91 80
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

91 183
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

93 105
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 94 365
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

94 157
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

96 149
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

R 97 89
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 R 98 190
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 O 99 120
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

100 101
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

101 48
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 O 101 94
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 101 133
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

R 104 91
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

105 86
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Levocetirizine is an antihi... +

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and hives of the skin. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 106 127
MECLIZINE HCL

Meclizine is used to preven... +

Meclizine is used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

106 117
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 106 143
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

Terazosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 106 153
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE

Bisoprolol is used alone or... +

Bisoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

110 205
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 110 177
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

112 173
PROMETHAZINE HCL

Promethazine is used to rel... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

R 112 137
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 114 118
ESZOPICLONE

Eszopiclone is used to trea... +

Eszopiclone is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 R 114 422
METRONIDAZOLE*

Used to treat serious bacte... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

A 116 274
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 116 139
NAPROXEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by arthritis, gout, menstrual cramps, tendinitis, headache, backache, and toothache. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

116 99
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 119 128
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 10, 2016.
  • 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.