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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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23,874Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 948

$2.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 948

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

59% 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 Arizona
lower than average

Antipsychotics

7% of this provider’s 723 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

34% of this provider’s 825 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

13% of this provider’s 723 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

26% of this provider’s 825 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$91 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$1.53M

2012

$1.58M

2013

$1.81M

2014

$2.17M

2015

Number of Claims

22,276

2012

23,693

2013

24,787

2014

23,874

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

1,339

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,119

prescriptions.

194

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

854

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

713

prescriptions.

148

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

819

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

691

prescriptions.

124

patients, 15% of all patients

3 11
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

743

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

135

patients, 16% of all patients

4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

625

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

115

patients, 14% of all patients

5 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

548

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

6 18
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

545

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

7 7
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

485

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

8 10
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

443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

9 6
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

427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

10 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

11 5
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

O 12 30
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

O 13 13
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

14 43
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

15 29
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

O 16 36
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

17 66
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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

18 25
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

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

19 20
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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

20 38
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O 21 136
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

22 27
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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

23 49
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

24 22
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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

P 25 62
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

26 54
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

27 32
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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

28 19
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

29 34
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

30 78
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

31 26
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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

32 12
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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

33 8
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

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

34 14
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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

35 15
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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

36 42
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

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

37 17
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

38 79
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

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

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O 39 58
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

40 55
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

41 124
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

42 142
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

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

43 28
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

44 39
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

45 100
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

45 86
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

47 116
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

48 33
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

R 49 35
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

50 16
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 51 138
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 52 91
NOVOLIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

52 209
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

54 119
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

55 98
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

56 56
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

56 21
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 58 105
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

59 52
VALSARTAN

Valsartan is used alone or ... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

59 71
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

A 59 45
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11 62 82
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

62 50
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

64 24
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 64
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

A 66 123
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 P 67 244
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

67 89
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

69 168
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

69 41
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

71 57
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P 71 153
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

73 83
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

74 68
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

75 31
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

76 67
TRAVATAN Z

Reduces pressure inside the... +

Reduces pressure inside the eye that is caused by glaucoma or ocular hypertension (high blood pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

77 298
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

77 81
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O 79 113
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

80 117
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

81 46
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

81 65
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

83 139
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

83 61
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

83 144
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 86 215
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

A 87 53
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 87 80
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 O 89 165
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 90 90
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 91 107
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O 91 23
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

93 88
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE

Ophthalmic brimonidine is u... +

Ophthalmic brimonidine is used to lower pressure in the eyes in patients who have glaucoma (high pressure in the eyes that may damage nerves and cause vision loss) and ocular hypertension (pressure in the eyes that is higher than normal but not high enough to cause vision loss). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 94 236
NAPROXEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by arthritis, gout, menstrual cramps, tendinitis, headache, backache, and toothache. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

95 102
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE

Sumatriptan is used to trea... +

Sumatriptan is used to treat the symptoms of migraine headaches (severe, throbbing headaches that sometimes is accompanied by nausea or sensitivity to sound and light). Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

96 186
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

96 73
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 98 148
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

98 77
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

100 121
AMITIZA

Treats certain types of lon... +

Treats certain types of long-term constipation by helping you have a bowel movement. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 100 330
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 100 141
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

100 51
JANUMET

This is a combination drug ... +

This is a combination drug containing metformin and sitagliptin and is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 104 213
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

104 110
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

Treats asthma, allergic reactions, inflammation, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

106 93
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.