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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

43,491Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,094 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$3.11M

2012

$2.93M

2013

$3.4M

2014

$3.18M

2015

Number of Claims

44,198

2012

45,024

2013

46,261

2014

43,491

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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

A

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

P

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

R

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

10

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

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

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

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

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,915

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,377

prescriptions.

286

patients, 26% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,860

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,315

prescriptions.

275

patients, 25% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,731

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,262

prescriptions.

253

patients, 23% of all patients

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

1,685

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,126

prescriptions.

275

patients, 25% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

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

1,444

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

950

prescriptions.

224

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,079

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

831

prescriptions.

167

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

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

849

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

691

prescriptions.

115

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

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

743

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

651

prescriptions.

111

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

702

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

685

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

112

patients, 10% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

667

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

108

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

596

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

110

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

593

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM

Alendronate is used to trea... +

Alendronate is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (''change of life,'' end of menstrual periods) and to treat osteoporosis in men. Source: National Library of Medicine

572

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

571

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

569

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

97

patients, 9% of all patients

CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

539

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

536

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

480

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

448

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

429

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

408

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

403

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

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

395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

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

392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

P
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

Used with proper diet and exercise to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

DEXILANT

Treats erosive esophagitis,... +

Treats erosive esophagitis, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other conditions caused by too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

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

341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

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

338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

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

336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

95

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

INVOKANA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (condition in which blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally). Source: National Library of Medicine

308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

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

304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

R
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

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE

Used with diet and exercise... +

Used with diet and exercise to help control blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

O
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

P
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

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

216

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

216

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

208

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

116

patients, 11% of all patients

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

208

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

207

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

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

200

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

199

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

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

192

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used 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

188

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

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

186

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

Treats mild to moderate pain and help relieve symptoms of arthritis (e. Source: National Library of Medicine

184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

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

184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM

Montelukast is used to prev... +

Montelukast is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing caused by asthma. Source: National Library of Medicine

178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

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

177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

O
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

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

A
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

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

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER

Metformin is used alone or ... +

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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

WELCHOL

Used together with diet and... +

Used together with diet and exercise to lower cholesterol levels in the blood and to treat type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

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

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

O
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

R
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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat... +

Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus); and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER

Isosorbide mononitrate is u... +

Isosorbide mononitrate is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by coronary artery disease (heart disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

JANUMET

This is a combination drug ... +

This is a combination drug containing metformin and sitagliptin and is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER

Glipizide is used along wit... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

R
QUINAPRIL HCL

Quinapril is used alone or ... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 P
GLYBURIDE

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

R
LINZESS

Used in adults to treat irr... +

Used in adults to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C; a condition that causes stomach pain or cramps, bloating, and infrequent or difficult passage of stools) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC; difficult or infrequent passage of stools that lasts for 3 months or longer and is not caused by a disease or a medication). Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE

For the treatment of hypert... +

For the treatment of hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ETODOLAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
AMITIZA

Treats certain types of lon... +

Treats certain types of long-term constipation by helping you have a bowel movement. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE-METFORMIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

VESICARE

Solifenacin is used to trea... +

Solifenacin is used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE XL

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
ONGLYZA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (condition in which blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally). Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NEXIUM

Treats heartburn, gastroeso... +

Treats heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER

Tolterodine is used treat o... +

Tolterodine is used treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination) to relieve urinary difficulties, including frequent urination and inability to control urination. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH

Prevents chest pain (angina... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
NYAMYC

Used to treat fungal infect... +

Used to treat fungal infections of the skin, mouth, vagina, and intestinal tract. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 R
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
RISEDRONATE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
NIACIN ER

Lowers cholesterol and trig... +

Lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood and treats niacin deficiency (pellagra). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BUDESONIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 R
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

A
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 P
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
LIVALO

Used together with diet, we... +

Used together with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the amount of fatty substances such as low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol ('bad cholesterol') in the blood and to increase the amount of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol ('good cholesterol'). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
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 Oct. 4, 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.