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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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25,877Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 37 out of 3836

$1.81M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 3836

775 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

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

Antipsychotics

9% of this provider’s 674 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

31% of this provider’s 775 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

14% of this provider’s 674 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

26% of this provider’s 775 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$1.6M

2012

$1.59M

2013

$1.64M

2014

$1.81M

2015

Number of Claims

26,975

2012

27,729

2013

26,915

2014

25,877

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

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

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

A

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

P

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

R

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

10

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

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

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

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

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,622

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,504

prescriptions.

177

patients, 23% of all patients

1 7
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

1,026

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

987

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

2 13
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

802

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

701

prescriptions.

131

patients, 17% of all patients

3 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

672

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

116

patients, 15% of all patients

4 9
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

571

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

5 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

567

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

114

patients, 15% of all patients

6 5
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

564

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

7 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

485

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

8 4
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

451

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

9 11
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

426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

10 90
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

11 20
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

12 12
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

363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

13 6
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

14 61
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

333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

15 31
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

307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

16 26
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

304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

17 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

O 18 19
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

O 19 24
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

250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

20 14
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

21 45
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

22 25
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

23 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

23 17
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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

25 47
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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

26 8
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

27 49
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

28 21
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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

29 16
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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

30 15
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

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

P 31 63
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

32 37
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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

33 119
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

34 144
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

35 36
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

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

36 46
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O 37 39
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

121

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

38 27
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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

38 50
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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

40 146
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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

40 111
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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

42 72
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

43 85
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

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

R 43 44
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

45 78
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O 46 129
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

47 18
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

48 29
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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

49 118
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

50 87
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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

51 158
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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

52 58
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

53 65
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

A 53 88
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

R 55 154
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

55 10
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

57 41
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 98
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

59 164
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 64
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 61 74
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

61 51
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

O 61 34
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 75
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

65 57
VERAPAMIL ER

Verapamil is used to treat ... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

66 134
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

66 28
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 68 83
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

69 32
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O 70 76
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 70 91
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

72 138
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

72 42
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

72 180
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

75 101
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

76 181
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

77 96
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

77 40
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

79 86
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 80 66
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

80 38
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

82 84
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 83 70
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 84 33
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

85 149
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

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

85 94
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

A 87 113
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 87 123
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A 89 48
HUMULIN N

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 89 336
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 R 89 174
DEXILANT

Treats erosive esophagitis,... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 89 185
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

93 179
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

93 30
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

R 95 105
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

95 137
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

Treats moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

97 190
CHOLESTYRAMINE

Lowers high cholesterol lev... +

Lowers high cholesterol levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

97 420
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 99 43
PROCRIT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 99 348
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

Morphine (extended release) is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 99 109
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 102 230
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

102 56
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

A 102 120
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 102 82
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 102 60
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

107 68
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE

Bisoprolol is used alone or... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

107 199
ONDANSETRON HCL*

Ondansetron is used to prev... +

Ondansetron is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

109 188
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

A 109 77
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.