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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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24,569Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 1214

$1.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 33 out of 1214

688 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

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

Antipsychotics

9% of this provider’s 569 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

36% of this provider’s 688 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

14% of this provider’s 569 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

32% of this provider’s 688 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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

$1.3M

2012

$1.27M

2013

$1.4M

2014

$1.27M

2015

Number of Claims

24,949

2012

27,761

2013

28,741

2014

24,569

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
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

895

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

724

prescriptions.

135

patients, 20% of all patients

1 6
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

827

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

793

prescriptions.

117

patients, 17% of all patients

2 7
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

704

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

114

patients, 17% of all patients

3 4
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

613

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

4 1
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

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

612

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

5 16
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

588

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

6 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

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

528

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

7 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

519

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

8 2
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

513

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

9 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

497

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

O 10 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

11 17
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

373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

12 8
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

13 34
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

14 10
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

337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

15 59
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

O 16 18
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

17 27
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

305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

18 22
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

297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

19 35
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

20 20
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

21 50
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

293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

22 12
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

23 23
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

251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

24 42
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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

25 39
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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

26 9
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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

27 107
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

28 61
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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

29 25
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

O 29 131
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

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

31 24
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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

O 32 94
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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

33 93
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

34 81
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

35 21
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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

36 87
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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

37 86
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

38 31
VIMPAT

Used to control partial sei... +

Used to control partial seizures (convulsions) in the treatment of epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

<11 39 346
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

A 40 119
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

41 45
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

42 40
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

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

43 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

44 111
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

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

45 15
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

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 46 51
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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

47 58
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

<11 48 160
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

49 78
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

49 28
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

51 126
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

A 52 80
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

53 77
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 152
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 206
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 55 52
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 141
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11 58 69
VESICARE

Solifenacin is used to trea... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11 59 218
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

59 102
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

61 54
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

Used to treat hyperuricemia (high uric acid in the blood) in patients with gout. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 62 336
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 105
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

62 19
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

65 132
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

65 64
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

65 32
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

65 104
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

69 116
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 70 129
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

71 138
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

72 83
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE

The combination of nystatin... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

73 338
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

74 130
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 55
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

76 75
LINZESS

Used in adults to treat irr... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 76 254
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

78 49
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 79 191
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

80 47
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

81 68
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A 82 135
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

Megestrol tablets treat breast and uterine cancer. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

R 83 313
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

83 63
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

85 66
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 86 62
CELEBREX

Treats pain, including pain... +

Treats pain, including pain caused by arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) in children and adults, ankylosing spondylitis, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 87 402
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 88 29
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 88 72
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 90 106
AMITIZA

Treats certain types of lon... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 90 223
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 92 409
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 92 74
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 92 139
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 92 30
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

96 128
CARAFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 96 411
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 96 85
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 99 162
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

99 117
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

101 124
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 102 48
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P 102 437
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

R 102 41
LOVAZA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 102 437
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

106 115
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 106 277
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE

Replaces certain hormones w... +

Replaces certain hormones when the body does not make enough, such as in Addison's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 106 325
HUMULIN N

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 106 189
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 1, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.