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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,960Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 3836

$1.58M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 38 out of 3836

1,193 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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 Pennsylvania
lower than average

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 933 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

49% of this provider’s 1,193 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

17% of this provider’s 933 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 9%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 1,193 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$1.8M

2012

$1.77M

2013

$1.7M

2014

$1.58M

2015

Number of Claims

36,692

2012

37,400

2013

35,624

2014

31,960

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

1,482

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,311

prescriptions.

184

patients, 15% of all patients

1 1
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

1,376

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,193

prescriptions.

203

patients, 17% of all patients

2 9
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,116

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

892

prescriptions.

171

patients, 14% of all patients

3 2
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,004

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

845

prescriptions.

138

patients, 12% of all patients

4 3
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

995

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

871

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

5 13
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

990

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

858

prescriptions.

124

patients, 10% of all patients

6 7
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

785

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

619

prescriptions.

127

patients, 11% of all patients

7 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

663

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

96

patients, 8% of all patients

8 4
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

661

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

9 20
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

606

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

10 8
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

580

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

100

patients, 8% of all patients

11 12
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

574

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

12 5
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

551

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

89

patients, 7% of all patients

13 23
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

501

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

14 14
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

490

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

15 11
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

463

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

16 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

454

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

17 17
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

438

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

18 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

422

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

19 22
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

399

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

20 21
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

21 40
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

22 16
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

23 29
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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

24 26
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

O 25 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

O 26 19
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

27 33
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

28 27
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

29 25
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

171

patients, 14% of all patients

A 30 48
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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

160

patients, 13% of all patients

A 31 88
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

32 53
CLINDAMYCIN HCL

Clindamycin is used to trea... +

Clindamycin is used to treat certain types of bacterial infections, including infections of the lungs, skin, blood, female reproductive organs, and internal organs. Source: National Library of Medicine

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

164

patients, 14% of all patients

A 32 269
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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

34 69
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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

35 35
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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

36 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

92

patients, 8% of all patients

37 30
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

38 43
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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

39 66
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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

40 46
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

41 57
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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

42 56
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

97

patients, 8% of all patients

A 43 77
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

43 67
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

45 28
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 46 74
GLIPIZIDE ER

Glipizide is used along wit... +

Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, 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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

47 89
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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

48 90
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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

49 55
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 49 63
GLIPIZIDE XL

Glipizide is used along wit... +

Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, 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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

51 124
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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

51 123
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

53 37
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

<11 54 71
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

55 83
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

56 36
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

57 155
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

58 50
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

59 58
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

60 97
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

61 73
NAPROXEN SODIUM

Naproxen is a nonsteroidal ... +

Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to relieve symptoms of arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile arthritis) such as inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

62 294
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

62 84
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH

Prevents chest pain (angina... +

Prevents chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

64 253
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

R 64 44
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

66 62
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 67 42
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

Nitrofurantoinis used to treat urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

A R 68 213
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

68 38
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

70 104
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

70 18
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

70 41
MOMETASONE FUROATE

Mometasone is used to relie... +

Mometasone is used to relieve the itching and inflammation of numerous skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

73 259
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

74 82
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

75 64
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11 R 75 154
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

75 32
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

78 91
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

79 52
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

O 79 34
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

81 182
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

82 243
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

83 119
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

84 103
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

85 79
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

86 150
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 86 98
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

86 68
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

89 45
ETODOLAC ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

90 487
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 90 72
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

92 75
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 93 80
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 93 189
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 95 133
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 96 125
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

97 81
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

98 59
BENAZEPRIL HCL

Benazepril is used alone or... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 98 102
LANSOPRAZOLE

Treats stomach ulcers, gast... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

100 156
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

101 78
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

53

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

101 116
NATEGLINIDE

Used to treat type 2 diabet... +

Used to treat type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 103 303
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

103 149
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

105 128
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

A 106 113
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

A 107 139
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

108 54
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

Latanoprost ophthalmic is used to treat glaucoma (a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision) and ocular hypertension (a condition which causes increased pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 109 159
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 110 65
NITROFURANTOIN

Treats or prevents urinary ... +

Treats or prevents urinary tract infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

A R 111 271
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

112 51
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 113 49
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

R 113 105
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

115 47
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

Treats certain heart rhythm problems (atrial fibrillation). Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

R 116 100
GLYBURIDE

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 R 116 233
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 118 111
CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

Treats a circulation problem in which too little blood flows into your leg muscles (intermittent claudication). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 119 258
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

A 119 92
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 121 94
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 10, 2013.
  • 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.