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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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23,474Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 58 out of 3043

$1.36M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 76 out of 3043

488 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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 Ohio
lower than average

Antipsychotics

13% of this provider’s 460 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

43% of this provider’s 488 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

21% of this provider’s 460 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

25% of this provider’s 488 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

48 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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

$1.03M

2012

$1.15M

2013

$1.41M

2014

$1.36M

2015

Number of Claims

20,608

2012

21,942

2013

25,857

2014

23,474

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

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

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

A

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

P

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

R

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

10

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

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

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

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

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,175

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,137

prescriptions.

120

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

990

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

939

prescriptions.

120

patients, 25% of all patients

2 7
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

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

848

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

814

prescriptions.

130

patients, 27% of all patients

3 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

767

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

746

prescriptions.

94

patients, 19% of all patients

4 15
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

697

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

684

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

5 56
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

507

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

91

patients, 19% of all patients

6 47
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

482

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

7 9
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

476

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

8 5
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

9 6
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

448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

10 36
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

406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

11 17
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

12 10
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

13 2
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

333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

14 16
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

15 72
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

312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

16 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

17 3
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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

18 18
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

252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

19 110
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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

20 108
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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

21 42
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

22 22
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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

23 13
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

23 37
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

25 186
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

26 26
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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

89

patients, 18% of all patients

A 26 82
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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

P 28 55
CEFTRIAXONE*

Treats infections caused by... +

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

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

A 29 216
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

30 21
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

Treats ulcers and other stomach problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

31 136
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

R 31 151
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

33 32
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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

34 39
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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

35 132
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

O 36 19
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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

37 98
LEVALBUTEROL HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

10 38 381
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

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

39 58
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

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

40 23
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

A 41 60
KLOR-CON 10

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

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

42 243
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

42 27
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

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

44 111
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

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

45 38
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 51
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

47 94
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

48 11
DILTIAZEM ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

<11 49 336
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

50 70
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

51 200
LIDOCAINE HCL*

Lidocaine viscous, a local ... +

Lidocaine viscous, a local anesthetic, is used to treat the pain of a sore or irritated mouth and throat often associated with cancer chemotherapy and certain medical procedures. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

52 251
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

O 53 12
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

53 28
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

55 61
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

56 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

57 34
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11 57 85
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

59 183
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 80
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

61 54
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

62 43
RIVASTIGMINE*

Used to treat mild to moder... +

Used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss and mental changes) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

62 244
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

62 90
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

65 53
RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat... +

Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus); and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

65 44
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 67 75
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM

Used to prevent deep venous... +

Used to prevent deep venous thrombosis, a condition in which harmful blood clots form in the blood vessels of the legs. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 68 263
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

69 112
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 P 70 192
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

70 71
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

72 24
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

72 14
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 81
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

75 63
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 57
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 77
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 78 235
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 78 105
COLCRYS

Used to prevent gout attack... +

Used to prevent gout attacks (sudden, severe pain in one or more joints caused by abnormally high levels of a substance called uric acid in the blood) in adults, and to relieve the pain of gout attacks when they occur. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 80 351
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

80 59
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

82 68
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

A 83 46
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

84 137
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

84 30
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

84 86
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 87 148
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

Doxycycline is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; Lyme disease; acne; infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems; and anthrax (after inhalational exposure). Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

A 88 119
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 89 100
CHOLESTYRAMINE

Lowers high cholesterol lev... +

Lowers high cholesterol levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

89 346
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 91 118
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 92 184
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

92 190
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 P 94 97
ENABLEX 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 95 412
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 95 161
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 97 117
NITROFURANTOIN

Treats or prevents urinary ... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

A R 98 268
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

Used with proper diet and exercise to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 98 166
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

A 98 88
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 101 218
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

101 226
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 103 33
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 103 181
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 103 212
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 103 107
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 107 147
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 P 108 146
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 May 21, 2010.
  • 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.