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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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27,526Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 36 out of 3043

$1.92M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 3043

917 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% 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

5% of this provider’s 759 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

36% of this provider’s 917 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

15% of this provider’s 759 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

19% of this provider’s 917 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% 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 $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$2.21M

2012

$2.08M

2013

$1.92M

2014

$1.92M

2015

Number of Claims

31,310

2012

31,976

2013

29,841

2014

27,526

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
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,061

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

790

prescriptions.

179

patients, 20% of all patients

1 2
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

1,000

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

687

prescriptions.

161

patients, 18% of all patients

2 1
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

937

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

159

patients, 17% of all patients

3 4
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

783

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

143

patients, 16% of all patients

4 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

780

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

124

patients, 14% of all patients

5 3
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

744

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

122

patients, 13% of all patients

6 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

728

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

124

patients, 14% of all patients

7 15
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

564

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

8 9
JANTOVEN

Helps to prevent new blood ... +

Helps to prevent new blood clots from forming, and helps to keep existing blood clots from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

540

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

9 109
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

517

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

10 8
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

508

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

11 10
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

502

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

12 5
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

13 32
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

406

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

P 14 55
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

327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

15 18
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

303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

16 71
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

17 33
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

288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

18 28
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

19 27
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

263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

20 11
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

21 22
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

252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

22 23
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

O 23 12
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

24 35
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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

25 16
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

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

26 36
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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

27 13
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

27 21
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

29 78
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

30 47
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

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

31 42
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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

32 38
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 32 75
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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

34 98
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

35 70
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

36 134
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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

37 81
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

38 54
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

39 26
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

O 40 19
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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

41 17
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

42 127
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

R 43 126
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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

44 14
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

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

45 86
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

45 24
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

47 48
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

48 72
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 138
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

50 20
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

O 51 29
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 52 97
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

53 34
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

54 52
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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

55 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

56 40
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

56 44
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

A 58 60
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

59 51
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

59 100
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

61 61
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

62 53
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

A 63 46
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

64 191
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

65 116
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

65 77
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

67 80
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

68 49
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

69 50
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

70 43
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

A 71 82
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

72 68
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

73 30
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

74 56
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

75 58
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

75 129
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 R 77 185
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

R 77 93
VANCOMYCIN HCL*

Treats bacterial infections. +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 A 79 301
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

80 62
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

81 25
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

R 81 45
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

83 114
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

O 84 65
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 84 94
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

84 31
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

87 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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

88 111
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

89 195
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 90 194
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 90 143
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

92 73
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

A 92 102
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

94 117
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

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

94 63
CARTIA XT

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

96 179
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

97 153
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

A R 97 171
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

99 212
SILVER SULFADIAZINE

Treats skin infections in p... +

Treats skin infections in patients with severe burns. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

99 250
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

99 125
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

99 103
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

99 131
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

104 141
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 104 124
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 106 79
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 106 175
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 106 59
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

106 165
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 110 263
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 111 168
DILTIAZEM HCL

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 112 209
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

113 67
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 114 107
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

Treats and prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 115 253
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE

Fluvoxamine is used to trea... +

Fluvoxamine is used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over) 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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 115 213
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

115 66
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

118 110
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

Phenytoin is used to control certain type of seizures, and to treat and prevent seizures that may begin during or after surgery to the brain or nervous system. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 119 159
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

A 120 88
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 121 76
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 P 121 149
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

121 85
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

124 190
VICTOZA 3-PAK

Used to treat a type of dia... +

Used to treat a type of diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes) called type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 124 279
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 124 105
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 June 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.