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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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46,421Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 44

$2.98M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 44

1,087 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

19% of this provider’s 986 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

36% of this provider’s 1,087 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

20% of this provider’s 986 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

13% of this provider’s 1,087 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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

$1.95M

2012

$2.11M

2013

$2.59M

2014

$2.98M

2015

Number of Claims

28,881

2012

33,607

2013

42,895

2014

46,421

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

2,094

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,879

prescriptions.

250

patients, 23% of all patients

1 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

1,762

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,563

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

2 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,652

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,434

prescriptions.

242

patients, 22% of all patients

3 4
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

1,468

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,403

prescriptions.

131

patients, 12% of all patients

4 18
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

1,357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,244

prescriptions.

205

patients, 19% of all patients

5 3
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

1,315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,303

prescriptions.

184

patients, 17% of all patients

6 11
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

1,149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,062

prescriptions.

170

patients, 16% of all patients

7 2
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

1,106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

979

prescriptions.

170

patients, 16% of all patients

8 9
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

937

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

794

prescriptions.

148

patients, 14% of all patients

9 5
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

838

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

798

prescriptions.

144

patients, 13% of all patients

10 6
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

815

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

672

prescriptions.

141

patients, 13% of all patients

11 8
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

700

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

659

prescriptions.

143

patients, 13% of all patients

12 20
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

693

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

117

patients, 11% of all patients

13 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

661

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

600

prescriptions.

105

patients, 10% of all patients

14 21
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

597

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

15 16
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

542

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

16 28
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

536

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

17 47
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

522

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

18 17
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

487

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

19 14
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

477

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

P 20 23
SANTYL

Used to clean skin ulcers a... +

Used to clean skin ulcers and severe burns. Source: National Library of Medicine

470

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

10 21 79
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

452

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

22 37
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

430

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

23 36
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

423

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

24 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

423

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

24 15
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

414

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

26 10
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

412

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

27 33
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

386

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

28 13
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

29 50
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

372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

30 12
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

372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

30 25
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

32 46
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

33 56
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

334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

34 26
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

35 98
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

36 61
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

37 34
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

38 59
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

289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

39 62
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

40 32
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

270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

41 51
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

P 42 74
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

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

43 19
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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

44 71
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

P 45 43
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

232

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

46 31
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

229

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

47 63
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

223

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

48 102
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

222

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

49 39
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

217

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

50 48
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

213

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

51 65
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

212

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

52 35
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

209

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

53 52
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

204

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

54 57
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

202

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

55 103
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

199

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

56 68
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

192

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

57 123
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

188

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

58 86
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

188

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

58 29
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

60 69
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

61 100
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

178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

62 84
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

92

patients, 8% of all patients

A 62 72
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

177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

64 67
LOPERAMIDE

Treats diarrhea and decreas... +

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

173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

65 93
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

165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

66 42
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

66 40
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

P 66 119
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

161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

A 69 85
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

O 70 41
KLOR-CON M10

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

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

71 81
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

72 96
ONDANSETRON HCL*

Ondansetron is used to prev... +

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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

73 78
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

R 74 134
NUEDEXTA

Used to treat pseudobulbar ... +

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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

75 120
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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

76 111
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

A 77 73
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

78 77
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P 79 137
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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

80 44
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

O 80 27
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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

82 89
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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

83 49
RENVELA

Lowers the amount of phosph... +

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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

84 99
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

R 85 112
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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

86 82
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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

87 80
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

88 122
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

A 89 116
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

89 142
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

91 64
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

92 92
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O 93 106
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

O 94 30
RISPERDAL CONSTA

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 P 95 152
DILTIAZEM HCL

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

95 152
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

97 45
OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

98 154
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

99 91
TIMOLOL MALEATE

Ophthalmic timolol is used ... +

Ophthalmic timolol is used to treat glaucoma, a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

100 130
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

R 101 131
NYSTOP

Treats infections caused by... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

102 86
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

102 104
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

104 38
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

Nitrofurantoinis used to treat urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

A R 104 134
RESTASIS

Treats chronic dry eye dise... +

Treats chronic dry eye disease by increasing the amount of tears in your eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

106 158
AMANTADINE

Treats or prevents the flu ... +

Treats or prevents the flu (influenza type A). Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

107 162
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

107 162
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

109 66
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE

Ophthalmic brimonidine is u... +

Ophthalmic brimonidine is used to lower pressure in the eyes in patients who have glaucoma (high pressure in the eyes that may damage nerves and cause vision loss) and ocular hypertension (pressure in the eyes that is higher than normal but not high enough to cause vision loss). Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

110 164
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 111 88
CLONIDINE

Used alone or together with... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

111 165
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

113 107
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

113 83
MIDODRINE HCL

Midodrine hydrochloride tab... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

113 129
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

113 108
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL

The combination of dorzolam... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

117 167
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

118 60
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

118 136
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

120 133
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

120 54
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

122 55
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

123 171
COMBIGAN

Treats increased pressure i... +

Treats increased pressure in the eye that is caused by glaucoma or a condition called ocular (eye) hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 123 171
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE

The combination of nystatin... +

The combination of nystatin and triamcinolone is used to treat fungal skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

125 173
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

125 141
MOXIFLOXACIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

A 125 173
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

125 114
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling... +

Treats gingivitis (swelling of the gums) and other problems of the mouth and gums. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

129 138
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

129 90
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM

Used to prevent deep venous... +

Used to prevent deep venous thrombosis, a condition in which harmful blood clots form in the blood vessels of the legs. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

129 142
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

132 175
COLCRYS

Used to prevent gout attack... +

Used to prevent gout attacks (sudden, severe pain in one or more joints caused by abnormally high levels of a substance called uric acid in the blood) in adults, and to relieve the pain of gout attacks when they occur. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

133 178
XIFAXAN

Treats traveler's diarrhea ... +

Treats traveler's diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 A 133 178
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

A 135 148
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 136 118
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

137 100
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

A 138 74
CONSTULOSE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

139 183
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

139 183
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 141 187
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

R 141 187
TRANSDERM-SCOP 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

143 149
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 144 194
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

This combination medication is used to treat a variety of inflamed fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

145 195
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 145 142
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 147 197
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O 148 58
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

148 123
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH

Prevents chest pain (angina... +

Prevents chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 150 201
NITROFURANTOIN

Treats or prevents urinary ... +

Treats or prevents urinary tract infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 A R 150 201
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

152 93
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 153 76
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

153 97
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE

Ophthalmic prednisolone red... +

Ophthalmic prednisolone reduces the irritation, redness, burning, and swelling of eye inflammation caused by chemicals, heat, radiation, infection, allergy, or foreign bodies in the eye. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

153 211
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 17, 2010.
  • 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.