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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,196Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 729

$1.7M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 729

402 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

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

Antipsychotics

41% of this provider’s 282 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

47% of this provider’s 402 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

20% of this provider’s 282 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 10%.

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Opioids

40% of this provider’s 402 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $70 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$1.88M

2012

$1.66M

2013

$1.68M

2014

$1.7M

2015

Number of Claims

25,877

2012

29,263

2013

29,587

2014

26,196

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

995

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

109

patients, 27% of all patients

1 1
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

994

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

2 10
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

803

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

103

patients, 26% of all patients

3 2
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

694

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

81

patients, 20% of all patients

4 8
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

622

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

P 5 141
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

582

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

69

patients, 17% of all patients

6 4
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

569

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

7 7
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

567

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

P 8 90
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

552

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

9 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

544

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

O 10 11
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

516

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

11 30
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

489

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

P 12 62
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

P 13 96
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

14 97
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

421

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

15 12
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

16 3
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

371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

17 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

18 19
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

19 64
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

20 122
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

82

patients, 20% of all patients

21 29
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

336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

21 6
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

R 23 172
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

O 24 34
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

25 23
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

26 57
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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

27 5
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

O 28 24
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

O 29 54
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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

30 44
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

P 31 189
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

32 86
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

33 156
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

34 99
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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

35 69
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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

36 49
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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

37 41
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

38 56
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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

39 15
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

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

40 138
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

O 40 16
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

42 168
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

42 26
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

44 169
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

45 198
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

P 46 217
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

P 47 200
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

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

48 60
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 48 25
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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

50 38
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

50 39
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

52 21
LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11 53 266
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

54 82
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

54 40
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

56 140
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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

69

patients, 17% of all patients

A 57 81
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

58 48
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 59 78
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

60 28
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 R 61 88
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 61 72
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

63 100
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

64 37
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

65 108
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 66 73
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

66 43
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

68 35
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

69 51
LATUDA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 P 70 255
INVEGA SUSTENNA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 P 71 291
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 72 173
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 73 209
OLANZAPINE ODT 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 74 296
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

75 9
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

76 32
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 77 71
NUEDEXTA

Used to treat pseudobulbar ... +

Used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA; a condition of sudden, frequent outbursts of crying or laughing that can not be controlled) in people with certain conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease; condition in which the nerves that control muscle movement slowly die, causing the muscles to shrink and weaken) or multiple sclerosis (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). Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 77 299
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

79 63
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 79 18
METHADONE HCL

Methadone is used to reliev... +

Methadone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain that has not been relieved by non-narcotic pain relievers. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O 81 126
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 81 76
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 P 83 305
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 83 132
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

85 89
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 86 58
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 O 87 95
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

88 152
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

89 112
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

89 171
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

A 89 85
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 89 165
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

89 119
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

94 176
ENULOSE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 95 318
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 95 113
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

A 97 61
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 98 180
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 98 258
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 98 50
PHENOBARBITAL

Used to control seizures. P... +

Used to control seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 R 98 267
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 102 136
AMANTADINE

Treats or prevents the flu ... +

Treats or prevents the flu (influenza type A). Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 103 331
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

104 174
OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 104 334
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

104 87
NYAMYC

Used to treat fungal infect... +

Used to treat fungal infections of the skin, mouth, vagina, and intestinal tract. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

107 234
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 107 22
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

109 93
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

A 109 139
BUPROPION HCL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 109 246
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

112 20
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 112 181
CARBAMAZEPINE ER

Treats certain types of se... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 112 348
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 112 109
PRADAXA

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) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 116 273
PERPHENAZINE

Treats the symptoms of cert... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 P 116 355
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 118 111
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.