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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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30,296Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 810

$2.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 810

894 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

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

Antipsychotics

7% of this provider’s 700 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

43% of this provider’s 894 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

22% of this provider’s 700 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 12%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 894 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $82 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$825K

2012

$1.3M

2013

$1.72M

2014

$2.05M

2015

Number of Claims

14,563

2012

22,331

2013

27,954

2014

30,296

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

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

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

A

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

P

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

R

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

10

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

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

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

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

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,063

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

828

prescriptions.

168

patients, 19% of all patients

1 6
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

1,002

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

656

prescriptions.

197

patients, 22% of all patients

2 10
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

854

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

668

prescriptions.

136

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

752

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

159

patients, 18% of all patients

4 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

743

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

137

patients, 15% of all patients

5 14
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

731

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

164

patients, 18% of all patients

6 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

713

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

177

patients, 20% of all patients

O 7 7
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

648

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

144

patients, 16% of all patients

8 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

639

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

119

patients, 13% of all patients

9 3
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

518

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

10 9
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

488

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

134

patients, 15% of all patients

11 31
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

436

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

12 8
DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

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

416

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

13 27
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

384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

14 11
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

375

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

15 46
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

340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

16 12
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

17 48
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

18 50
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

298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

19 16
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

20 26
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

21 21
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

285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

22 66
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

268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

23 15
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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

24 23
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

25 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

26 24
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

27 32
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

28 20
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

29 77
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

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

30 18
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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

31 19
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

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

32 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

33 36
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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

34 104
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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

35 58
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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

R 36 42
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

37 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

38 35
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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

39 56
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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

39 59
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

O 41 22
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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

42 38
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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

42 29
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

P 44 87
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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

44 41
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

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

46 86
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

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

46 84
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

48 60
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

49 28
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

50 65
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

111

patients, 12% of all patients

A 51 55
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 83
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

113

patients, 13% of all patients

A 51 68
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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

51 13
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

55 61
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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

56 109
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

57 135
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

58 114
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

59 37
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

60 25
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

R 61 81
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 61 76
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

61 51
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

Treats skin infections and bacterial infections in your nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

64 182
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

A 65 62
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 66 75
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

A 67 74
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

68 40
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

69 57
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

70 89
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

71 107
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

72 137
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 72 151
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

72 79
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

75 63
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

76 47
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

77 90
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

78 44
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

79 100
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

A 80 173
KLOR-CON 10

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

81 194
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

82 39
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

82 126
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

84 70
PROMETHAZINE HCL

Promethazine is used to rel... +

Promethazine is used to relieve the symptoms of allergic reactions such as allergic rhinitis (runny nose and watery eyes caused by allergy to pollen, mold or dust), allergic conjunctivitis (red, watery eyes caused by allergies), allergic skin reactions, and allergic reactions to blood or plasma products. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

R 84 164
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A 86 105
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

86 136
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

88 111
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

89 34
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

89 155
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

91 64
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

91 166
VERAPAMIL ER

Verapamil is used to treat ... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

91 157
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

94 71
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 95 106
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

96 94
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

96 99
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

98 123
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT

Used to help control the sy... +

Used to help control the symptoms of lung diseases, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

98 198
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

100 67
BUDESONIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

100 254
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

Pramipexole 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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

102 138
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

103 103
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

A 103 122
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 105 78
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

105 53
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

Treats asthma, allergic reactions, inflammation, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

107 120
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

108 98
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

109 72
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

110 80
FONDAPARINUX SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 111 401
LOPERAMIDE

Treats diarrhea and decreas... +

Treats diarrhea and decreases the amount of drainage in patients who have ostomies. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

111 205
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

R 113 97
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

113 88
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 P 115 190
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

Doxycycline is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; Lyme disease; acne; infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems; and anthrax (after inhalational exposure). Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

A 116 125
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 116 177
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 118 116
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

118 127
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

120 69
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

121 204
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 122 206
TOPROL XL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain), and lowers the risk of repeated heart attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

122 163
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

124 140
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

124 108
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

126 148
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 126 146
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O 128 49
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

128 144
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 R 130 214
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 130 132
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

A 130 117
NYAMYC

Used to treat fungal infect... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

130 253
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

R 134 143
NYSTOP

Treats infections caused by... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

134 196
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

134 152
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 137 141
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

137 147
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

137 156
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

140 115
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

R 140 359
SILVER SULFADIAZINE

Treats skin infections in p... +

Treats skin infections in patients with severe burns. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 140 453
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. 18, 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.