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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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29,720Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 2139

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 172 out of 2139

478 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

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

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

29% of this provider’s 478 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

12% of this provider’s 268 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 10%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 478 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$975K

2012

$1.11M

2013

$1.05M

2014

$1.09M

2015

Number of Claims

15,361

2012

16,336

2013

16,203

2014

29,720

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

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

1,783

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

1 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

1,641

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

89

patients, 19% of all patients

2 5
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

946

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P 3 74
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

797

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 4 56
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

662

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

83

patients, 17% of all patients

5 1
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

650

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

79

patients, 17% of all patients

6 3
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

627

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

7 6
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

606

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

8 22
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

600

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

R 9 143
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

525

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

96

patients, 20% of all patients

10 4
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

520

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 11 178
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

498

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

12 82
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

472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

13 9
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

14 7
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

432

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

15 127
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

431

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

16 11
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

419

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

17 8
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

411

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 18 104
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

401

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

19 26
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

401

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

19 39
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

396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

21 13
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

340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 22 206
LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 23 249
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

309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

24 41
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

307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 25 84
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglycerides, together with a proper diet. Source: National Library of Medicine

300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11 26 139
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 27 168
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

282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

28 64
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 29 188
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

267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

30 12
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

31 116
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

32 19
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

33 31
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

34 78
NIACIN ER

Lowers cholesterol and trig... +

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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 35 230
CARBAMAZEPINE ER

Treats certain types of se... +

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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 35 264
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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

37 36
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

O 37 21
ZONISAMIDE

Treats partial seizures in ... +

Treats partial seizures in adults with epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 39 355
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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 40 65
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

41 15
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

42 59
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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

43 10
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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

44 20
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

45 30
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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

46 61
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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

46 16
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

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 48 176
MINOCYCLINE HCL

Minocycline is used to trea... +

Minocycline is used to treat bacterial infections including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; acne; and infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems. Source: National Library of Medicine

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 A 49 286
FLUPHENAZINE HCL

Fluphenazine is an antipsyc... +

Fluphenazine is an antipsychotic medication used to treat schizophrenia and psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and hostility. Source: National Library of Medicine

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 50 358
PERPHENAZINE

Treats the symptoms of cert... +

Treats the symptoms of certain mental disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 50 342
LEVOCARNITINE* 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 10 52 376
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

O 53 17
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 47
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

54 28
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

56 27
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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

57 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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 58 29
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

59 48
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

59 141
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

61 38
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

62 23
ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

Albuterol is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways). Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 63 130
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

64 18
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

64 54
DEXILANT

Treats erosive esophagitis,... +

Treats erosive esophagitis, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other conditions caused by too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 66 205
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE

Fluvoxamine is used to trea... +

Fluvoxamine is used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over) 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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 67 283
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

67 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

69 32
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 70 157
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 71 237
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

72 52
JANTOVEN

Helps to prevent new blood ... +

Helps to prevent new blood clots from forming, and helps to keep existing blood clots from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 73 85
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

74 42
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 75 79
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 49
LOXAPINE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 77 351
TRIMETHOPRIM

Treats urinary tract infect... +

Treats urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 A 78 312
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

79 108
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 R 80 158
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

81 66
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

82 35
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 82 238
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

84 44
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 85 113
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

86 86
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 87 180
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 88 67
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 89 72
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER

Lithium is used to treat th... +

Lithium is used to treat the manic episodes of bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 89 450
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 91 167
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 91 218
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 93 58
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 94 57
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 95 160
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 96 69
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 96 100
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL

The combination of amlodipi... +

The combination of amlodipine and benazepril is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 98 115
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

Helps patients who have cystic fibrosis, pancreatitis, or digestive disorders digest food. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 98 315
RISEDRONATE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 98 536
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

98 63
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 98 128
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 103 88
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 104 92
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

104 62
INVOKANA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (condition in which blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally). Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 104 190
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 104 96
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 108 51
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 108 71
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 110 25
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 111 40
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

111 50
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 113 269
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

A 113 60
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

R 113 191
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

116 112
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 116 117
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, irregular heart rhythms, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), certain types of tremor, and hypertrophic subaortic stenosis (a heart muscle disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 118 261
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

A 119 46
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE

Bisoprolol is used alone or... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 119 254
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

119 75
THIOTHIXENE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 119 588
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 119 80
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 Aug. 19, 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.