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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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20,088Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 202

$1.62M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 202

477 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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 District of Columbia
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

17% of this provider’s 477 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

12% of this provider’s 342 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

25% of this provider’s 477 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$80 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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

$919K

2012

$1.39M

2013

$1.57M

2014

$1.62M

2015

Number of Claims

13,317

2012

20,427

2013

21,209

2014

20,088

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
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,146

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

926

prescriptions.

155

patients, 32% of all patients

1 3
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

833

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

657

prescriptions.

118

patients, 25% of all patients

2 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

801

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

611

prescriptions.

104

patients, 22% of all patients

3 2
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

779

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

103

patients, 22% of all patients

4 4
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

587

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

85

patients, 18% of all patients

5 6
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

540

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

101

patients, 21% of all patients

6 12
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

511

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

7 5
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

433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

8 30
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

9 11
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

395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

10 10
CHLORTHALIDONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

11 66
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

12 8
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

12 17
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

312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

14 7
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

295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

15 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

16 23
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

273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

17 41
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

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

18 9
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

19 21
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

20 14
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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

21 15
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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

22 38
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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

23 16
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

24 18
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

25 68
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

26 75
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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

27 52
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

28 63
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

O 29 24
JANUMET

This is a combination drug ... +

This is a combination drug containing metformin and sitagliptin and is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

30 118
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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

31 86
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

32 22
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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

33 103
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

34 57
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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

34 56
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

34 29
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

O 37 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

38 20
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

39 89
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

O 40 28
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

41 71
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

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

41 91
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 43 53
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

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

44 36
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

112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

45 26
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

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

46 50
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

47 44
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 35
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

49 88
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

R 50 121
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

51 117
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Levocetirizine is an antihi... +

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and hives of the skin. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

52 146
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

53 59
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

54 106
REPAGLINIDE

Repaglinide is used to trea... +

Repaglinide 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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

55 147
JANUMET XR

This combination is used to... +

This combination is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

56 149
TELMISARTAN

Telmisartan is used alone o... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

56 149
COLCHICINE

Prevent or treat attacks of... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

58 104
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

59 109
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

60 42
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 60 152
METFORMIN HCL ER

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

62 65
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

63 116
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

64 76
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

64 133
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

66 159
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 45
ONGLYZA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise 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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 162
NIFEDICAL XL

Used alone or together with... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 69 164
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 69 33
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 71 37
PENTOXIFYLLINE

Treats problems from poor b... +

Treats problems from poor blood circulation by improving the flow of blood through blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 71 165
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

73 130
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 O 74 170
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 47
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

76 58
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

77 178
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 77 72
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

79 95
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 80 107
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 80 68
NASONEX

Treats or prevents the symp... +

Treats or prevents the symptoms of seasonal (short-term) and perennial (year-round) allergies (hay fever), such as stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, and watery eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

82 183
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

83 186
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 83 27
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

R 85 113
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 April 9, 2011.
  • 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.