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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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39,948Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 914

$2.79M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 914

887 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Wisconsin
lower than average

Antipsychotics

15% of this provider’s 776 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

27% of this provider’s 887 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

10% of this provider’s 776 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 10%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 887 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $70 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$1.8M

2012

$2.03M

2013

$2.41M

2014

$2.79M

2015

Number of Claims

28,198

2012

35,388

2013

40,961

2014

39,948

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

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

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

A

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

P

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

R

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

10

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

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

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

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

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

2,303

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

2,105

prescriptions.

226

patients, 25% of all patients

1 7
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

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

1,798

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,624

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

2 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

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

1,353

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,247

prescriptions.

186

patients, 21% of all patients

3 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,075

prescriptions.

193

patients, 22% of all patients

4 2
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

1,161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,045

prescriptions.

165

patients, 19% of all patients

5 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

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

1,051

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

948

prescriptions.

180

patients, 20% of all patients

6 5
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

1,050

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,050

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

7 57
DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

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

1,046

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,011

prescriptions.

146

patients, 16% of all patients

8 30
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

965

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

839

prescriptions.

183

patients, 21% of all patients

9 4
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

924

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

838

prescriptions.

157

patients, 18% of all patients

10 3
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

761

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

679

prescriptions.

126

patients, 14% of all patients

11 9
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

707

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

601

prescriptions.

109

patients, 12% of all patients

12 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

584

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

13 15
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

528

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

14 29
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

516

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

15 24
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

495

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

124

patients, 14% of all patients

16 92
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

479

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

17 85
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

460

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

18 13
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

450

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

P 19 58
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

384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

20 78
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

21 71
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

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

372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

22 21
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

366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

23 60
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

24 38
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

355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

25 23
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

353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

26 56
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

348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

27 10
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

341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

28 12
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

28 115
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

321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

30 18
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

31 88
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

32 22
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

33 34
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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

34 82
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

35 70
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

36 84
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

37 6
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

270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

38 50
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

39 72
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

40 46
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

41 66
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

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

42 11
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

43 130
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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

43 40
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

45 27
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

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

46 97
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

196

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

O 47 17
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

194

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

48 94
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

178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

49 31
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

177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

50 101
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

51 102
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

173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

52 87
KLOR-CON M10

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

53 136
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

54 162
NUEDEXTA

Used to treat pseudobulbar ... +

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

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

55 166
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

158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

56 43
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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

57 62
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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

58 48
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

59 138
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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

60 117
NYSTOP

Treats infections caused by... +

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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

60 140
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

62 25
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

R 63 116
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

P 64 125
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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

65 179
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

66 149
TAMIFLU

Used in the treatment of th... +

Used in the treatment of the infection caused by the flu virus (influenza A and influenza B). Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

115

patients, 13% of all patients

67 158
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

68 28
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

68 170
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

70 33
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

P 71 96
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to r... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

72 141
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

73 61
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

74 126
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

75 16
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

76 132
NIACIN ER

Lowers cholesterol and trig... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

77 186
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 78 80
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

79 156
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

80 83
SANTYL

Used to clean skin ulcers a... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

80 203
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 82 199
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

83 59
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

84 63
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

85 67
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 86 177
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

87 64
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

87 89
RENVELA

Lowers the amount of phosph... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 89 211
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

90 171
CLONIDINE

Used alone or together with... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

91 233
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

Hydrocortisone provides relief for inflamed areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

91 192
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

A 93 121
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

94 190
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O 95 45
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

96 161
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

96 65
ENULOSE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

98 230
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

99 120
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 100 249
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

Treats fungal infections in the skin, throat, urinary tract, and lungs. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

100 205
METHOTREXATE

Treats several kinds of can... +

Treats several kinds of cancer, including cancer of the blood, bone, lung, breast, head, or neck. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 102 139
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

103 39
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

104 76
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 105 273
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 106 272
MIDODRINE HCL

Midodrine hydrochloride tab... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

106 188
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30

This is used by people with... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 108 325
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

O 109 68
SENSIPAR

Lowers the amount of calciu... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 109 259
NOVOLIN 70-30

Insulin injection is used t... +

Insulin injection is used to control blood sugar in people who have type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not make insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or in people who have type 2 diabetes (condition in which the blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally) that cannot be controlled with oral medications alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 111 182
PHENYTOIN

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

111 216
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 111 75
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 111 98
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

R 115 99
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

116 90
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

116 100
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

116 41
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

119 143
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O 119 20
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 121 44
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

122 134
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE

Ophthalmic brimonidine is u... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

122 277
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 R 122 212
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O 125 54
IVERMECTIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

125 355
CALCITONIN-SALMON

Calcitonin salmon is used t... +

Calcitonin salmon is used to treat osteoporosis in women who are at least 5 years past menopause and cannot or do not want to take estrogen products. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

127 214
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

127 51
MYRBETRIQ

Used to treat overactive bl... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 127 283
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A 130 142
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 130 244
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 130 200
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

A 133 104
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

133 79
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 Dec. 7, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.