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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,554Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 3043

$1.82M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 34 out of 3043

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

67% 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 Ohio
lower than average

Antipsychotics

9% of this provider’s 792 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

31% of this provider’s 898 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

19% of this provider’s 792 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

27% of this provider’s 898 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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

$938K

2012

$1.26M

2013

$1.31M

2014

$1.82M

2015

Number of Claims

16,431

2012

22,130

2013

22,998

2014

30,554

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

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

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

A

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

P

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

R

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

10

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

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

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

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

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,064

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

897

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

1 7
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

957

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

793

prescriptions.

160

patients, 18% of all patients

2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

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

816

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

707

prescriptions.

125

patients, 14% of all patients

3 1
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

777

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

143

patients, 16% of all patients

4 5
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

730

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

144

patients, 16% of all patients

5 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

637

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

129

patients, 14% of all patients

6 3
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

592

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

128

patients, 14% of all patients

7 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

551

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

8 15
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

525

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

111

patients, 12% of all patients

9 6
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

512

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

O 10 19
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

510

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

11 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

456

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

O 12 12
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

453

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

13 58
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

406

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

14 20
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

405

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

15 8
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

401

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

16 36
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

17 22
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

394

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% 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

364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

19 18
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

20 26
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

348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

21 14
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

22 21
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

P 23 75
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

294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

24 23
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

25 47
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

276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

26 16
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

27 33
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

28 76
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

29 32
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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

30 42
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

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

239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

31 13
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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

32 28
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

33 50
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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

P 34 55
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

35 56
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

O 36 29
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

37 72
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

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

38 43
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

39 53
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

40 27
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

41 24
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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

42 74
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

43 116
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

R 43 151
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 85
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

46 134
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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

47 52
RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat... +

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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

48 44
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 48 97
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

50 90
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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

51 41
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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

R 52 45
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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O 53 106
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

54 35
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

54 118
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

56 94
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

56 81
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

58 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

59 70
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

60 30
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

A 60 60
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

62 123
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

63 31
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 64 149
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

65 54
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

66 37
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

67 25
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 P 68 146
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

68 71
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 70 228
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

71 152
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

72 147
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 73 84
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

A 74 160
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

75 89
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

75 62
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

75 117
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

A 78 88
MIDODRINE HCL

Midodrine hydrochloride tab... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

78 233
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

78 39
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

78 110
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

78 69
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

83 136
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O 84 135
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

85 107
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

85 38
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

87 86
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

R 87 126
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

89 68
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

89 112
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

89 49
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

92 111
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A 92 102
VERAPAMIL ER

Verapamil is used to treat ... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

92 141
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

A 92 91
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

96 108
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

97 253
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

A 98 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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

99 63
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 99 143
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

R 101 93
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

101 209
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

101 48
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

104 34
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 104 168
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

104 51
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

107 87
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

107 132
INDAPAMIDE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

109 199
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 110 105
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

110 80
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

112 139
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

112 79
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

114 153
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

Phenytoin is used to control certain type of seizures, and to treat and prevent seizures that may begin during or after surgery to the brain or nervous system. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 115 159
SPS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 116 441
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

Treats itching or watering of eyes caused by allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 116 398
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

Dicyclomine is used to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

118 169
NOVOLIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

119 282
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

A 119 46
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

119 57
NOVOLIN N

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 122 340
LANSOPRAZOLE

Treats stomach ulcers, gast... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 122 128
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

124 150
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 124 115
LATUDA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 P 126 262
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 126 173
RENVELA

Lowers the amount of phosph... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 128 258
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE

Treats anxiety, tension, ne... +

Treats anxiety, tension, nervousness, nausea, vomiting, allergies, skin rash, hives, and itching. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 R 129 269
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

R 130 99
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

131 83
PHENOBARBITAL

Used to control seizures. P... +

Used to control seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 R 132 197
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

A R 133 171
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 134 165
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

134 95
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

136 61
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

136 131
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 March 30, 2017.
  • 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.