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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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24,931Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 2673

$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 41 out of 2673

610 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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 Illinois
lower than average

Antipsychotics

7% of this provider’s 534 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

40% of this provider’s 610 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

16% of this provider’s 534 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 11%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 610 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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

$1.15M

2012

$1.16M

2013

$1.27M

2014

$1.26M

2015

Number of Claims

21,503

2012

24,536

2013

25,735

2014

24,931

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
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

722

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

681

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

1 4
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

696

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

2 13
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

686

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

3 8
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

666

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

93

patients, 15% of all patients

4 61
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

581

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

5 1
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

567

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

6 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

564

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

O 7 9
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

529

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

8 6
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

521

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

9 45
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 518

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

10 10 265
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

515

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

11 15
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

12 2
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

13 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

14 3
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL

The combination of albutero... +

The combination of albuterol and ipratropium is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

15 107
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

16 100
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

385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

17 12
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

380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

18 7
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

369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

19 30
DEXTROSE IN WATER* 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

<11 10 20 316
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

21 19
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

306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

22 25
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

279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

23 17
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

24 23
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

237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

25 10
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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

26 52
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

27 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

28 80
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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

29 24
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

30 97
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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 31 71
ACETIC ACID 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 10 32 376
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

33 16
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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

34 101
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

35 57
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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

36 11
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

37 38
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

38 82
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

O 39 18
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

39 54
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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 14
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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

42 65
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

43 39
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

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P 43 60
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

45 26
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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

45 86
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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 43
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

48 241
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

49 132
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 46
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

51 31
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

52 28
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

A 53 108
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 54 63
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 160
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 112
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 57 146
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

58 209
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 59 69
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

59 59
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

59 67
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

62 145
VESICARE

Solifenacin is used to trea... +

Solifenacin is used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 63 128
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 48
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

R 65 50
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

66 64
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 150
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

R 68 119
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 106
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

Causes numbness or loss of feeling in an area of your body. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 162
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 71 228
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

72 21
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

73 41
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

74 221
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 75 22
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 76 113
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 77 166
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 77 256
TOVIAZ

Used to treat symptoms of a... +

Used to treat symptoms of an overactive bladder, such as incontinence (loss of bladder control) or a frequent need to urinate. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 77 330
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

80 159
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

81 29
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 81 33
SYMBICORT

This is a combination of bu... +

This is a combination of budesonide and formoterol used to help control the symptoms of asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

83 68
CEFTRIAXONE*

Treats infections caused by... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

A 84 291
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 85 105
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 86 70
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

86 62
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 88 91
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

88 342
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

90 161
PHENOBARBITAL

Used to control seizures. P... +

Used to control seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 R 91 223
KLOR-CON M10

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

91 151
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 91 40
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

5

prescriptions.

<11 94 149
DEXTROSE 5%-0.45% NACL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 94 475
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

94 44
AZILECT

Used alone or together with... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 97 409
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 97 115
CHLORTHALIDONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 97 172
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

97 34
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 101 74
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 102 95
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE

Methenamine, an antibiotic,... +

Methenamine, an antibiotic, eliminates bacteria that cause urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 102 349
DEXTROSE 5%-0.9% NACL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

10 102 489
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 102 42
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 106 170
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 106 73
PREVACID 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 108 499
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 R 108 81
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

A 110 75
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 March 23, 2012.
  • 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.