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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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34,770Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 1037

$2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 1037

1,006 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% 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 Connecticut
lower than average

Antipsychotics

11% of this provider’s 904 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

32% of this provider’s 1,006 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

11% of this provider’s 904 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

18% of this provider’s 1,006 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 11%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$1.26M

2012

$1.3M

2013

$1.68M

2014

$2M

2015

Number of Claims

22,451

2012

28,531

2013

33,004

2014

34,770

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

2,309

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

2,085

prescriptions.

205

patients, 20% of all patients

1 5
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

1,271

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,047

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

2 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,064

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

951

prescriptions.

208

patients, 21% of all patients

3 1
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

1,060

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

969

prescriptions.

171

patients, 17% of all patients

4 18
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

977

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

925

prescriptions.

173

patients, 17% of all patients

5 10
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

949

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

897

prescriptions.

186

patients, 18% of all patients

6 3
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

915

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

835

prescriptions.

154

patients, 15% of all patients

7 6
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

876

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

799

prescriptions.

157

patients, 16% of all patients

8 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

851

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

804

prescriptions.

139

patients, 14% of all patients

9 2
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

797

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

703

prescriptions.

161

patients, 16% of all patients

10 9
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

688

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

625

prescriptions.

128

patients, 13% of all patients

11 29
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

635

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

12 16
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

498

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

13 7
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

423

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

14 11
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

413

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

15 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

398

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

16 28
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

393

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

17 14
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

376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

18 25
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

19 33
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

20 32
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

21 30
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

22 128
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

337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

23 23
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

331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

24 36
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

25 17
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

26 24
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

P 27 55
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

297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

P 28 45
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

29 63
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

30 61
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

266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

31 13
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

O 32 31
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

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

33 81
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

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

33 70
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

35 83
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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

36 73
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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

37 20
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

38 44
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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

39 15
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

40 35
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

41 26
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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

42 106
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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

43 12
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 44 77
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

45 68
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

170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

46 41
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

161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

47 98
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

161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

47 84
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

A 49 75
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

50 22
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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

51 43
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

52 87
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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

52 72
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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

54 95
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

55 47
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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

56 74
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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

57 109
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

58 19
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

58 62
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 P 58 116
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

R 61 27
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

62 91
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

63 40
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

63 90
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

65 39
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

65 171
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

67 58
BUDESONIDE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

68 198
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

A 69 85
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

<11 69 216
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

69 54
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

72 57
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

O 73 50
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

74 69
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 75 114
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

76 49
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

77 59
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

A 77 46
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

79 197
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

80 34
COLCHICINE

Prevent or treat attacks of... +

Prevent or treat attacks of gout. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

81 262
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

82 117
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

82 129
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

84 102
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

84 141
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

86 79
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

87 38
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

R 88 143
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

89 155
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

90 97
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

O 90 166
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

A 90 115
GLIPIZIDE

Used with diet and exercise... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

93 66
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

94 76
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

95 96
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

96 99
TIMOLOL MALEATE

Ophthalmic timolol is used ... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

97 214
HEPARIN SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 98 320
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

A 99 150
SANTYL

Used to clean skin ulcers a... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

99 221
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 99 313
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

A 99 120
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

99 67
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 104 234
AZILECT

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with levodopa for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 104 280
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

106 89
RESTASIS

Treats chronic dry eye dise... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 106 287
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

108 127
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

23

prescriptions.

<11 108 220
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

108 183
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

111 161
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

112 94
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

113 182
COLCRYS

Used to prevent gout attack... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

113 209
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

113 255
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

113 132
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

113 146
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

118 52
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 118 176
OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 120 204
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 121 110
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 121 144
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 P 123 160
LUMIGAN

The eyedrop reduces pressur... +

The eyedrop reduces pressure inside the eye that is caused by glaucoma or ocular (eye) hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 123 332
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.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O 123 51
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

126 42
ENULOSE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

126 148
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

126 247
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

126 100
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

130 133
ANASTROZOLE

Treats certain types of bre... +

Treats certain types of breast cancer in women who have stopped menstruating (postmenopausal). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 130 251
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

132 185
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 Nov. 10, 2009.
  • 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.