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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,277Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 79

$2.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 79

553 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

35% of this provider’s 395 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 12%.

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Antibiotics

44% of this provider’s 553 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

29% of this provider’s 395 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 13%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 553 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

67 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 26.


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

$2.33M

2012

$2.09M

2013

$2.32M

2014

$2.39M

2015

Number of Claims

36,436

2012

38,435

2013

39,747

2014

37,277

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

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

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

A

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

P

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

R

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

10

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

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

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

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

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,607

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,129

prescriptions.

167

patients, 30% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

803

prescriptions.

151

patients, 27% of all patients

2 4
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,080

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

762

prescriptions.

132

patients, 24% of all patients

3 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

1,039

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

685

prescriptions.

116

patients, 21% of all patients

4 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

965

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

110

patients, 20% of all patients

5 23
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

814

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

110

patients, 20% of all patients

6 5
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

717

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

620

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

7 8
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

716

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

8 9
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

715

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

P 9 35
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

705

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

P 10 20
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

703

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

10 11 92
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

686

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

12 7
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

658

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

13 2
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

593

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

14 10
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

579

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

15 16
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

569

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

P 16 82
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

467

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

17 55
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

457

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

O 18 17
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

453

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

P 19 51
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

437

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

O 20 31
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

412

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

21 38
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

411

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

22 25
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

98

patients, 18% of all patients

23 21
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

O 24 36
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

25 47
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

26 30
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

27 44
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

28 26
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

319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

29 33
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

309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

30 6
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

31 14
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

32 45
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

33 13
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

34 15
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

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

35 71
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

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

36 24
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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

37 53
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

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

38 29
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

39 12
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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

R 40 102
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

41 27
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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

42 89
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

42 54
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

R 44 109
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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

45 60
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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

46 22
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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 62
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

179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

48 18
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

P 49 105
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

50 39
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

51 40
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

51 57
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

53 78
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

54 32
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

55 87
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

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

56 69
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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

57 66
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 58 132
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

58 58
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 166
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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

61 83
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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

61 49
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

63 77
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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

64 85
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

65 37
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

66 128
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

A 67 75
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 41
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

69 43
NIFEDICAL XL

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

70 238
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

71 168
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

A 72 56
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

73 76
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

74 167
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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

75 65
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to r... +

Metoclopramide is used to relieve heartburn and speed the healing of ulcers and sores in the esophagus (tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) in people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the esophagus) that did not get better with other treatments. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

75 134
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

77 42
NOVOLIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

78 147
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

78 126
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

A R 80 119
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

80 34
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

82 28
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

82 144
XIFAXAN

Treats traveler's diarrhea ... +

Treats traveler's diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 A 84 250
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 85 88
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

86 52
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

87 115
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

87 59
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 89 171
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 89 136
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

91 104
KLOR-CON M20

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

92 67
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 93 73
RENVELA

Lowers the amount of phosph... +

Lowers the amount of phosphorus in blood of patients receiving kidney dialysis. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 94 127
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 95 152
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 96 70
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

A 97 79
SENSIPAR

Lowers the amount of calciu... +

Lowers the amount of calcium in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 97 179
SANTYL

Used to clean skin ulcers a... +

Used to clean skin ulcers and severe burns. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

97 158
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

A 100 84
PERPHENAZINE

Treats the symptoms of cert... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 P 101 157
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

102 46
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 102 150
PROMETHAZINE HCL

Promethazine is used to rel... +

Promethazine is used to relieve the symptoms of allergic reactions such as allergic rhinitis (runny nose and watery eyes caused by allergy to pollen, mold or dust), allergic conjunctivitis (red, watery eyes caused by allergies), allergic skin reactions, and allergic reactions to blood or plasma products. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

R 104 117
CEFTRIAXONE*

Treats infections caused by... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

A 105 121
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

105 138
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 107 198
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

107 68
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

109 96
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

109 61
TRANSDERM-SCOP 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 109 222
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 112 74
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 O 113 112
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER

Lithium is used to treat th... +

Lithium is used to treat the manic episodes of bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

114 259
GLUCAGEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

115 235
OLANZAPINE ODT 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 115 260
HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

Hydroxyzine is used to relieve the itching caused by allergies and to control the nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

R 115 170
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 118 198
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

119 162
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

119 72
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

119 48
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

A 122 94
MIDODRINE HCL

Midodrine hydrochloride tab... +

Midodrine hydrochloride tablets are indicated for the treatment of symptomatic orthostatic hypotension. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 122 145
SILVER SULFADIAZINE

Treats skin infections in p... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

124 163
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 O 124 80
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

126 116
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 127 113
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 O 127 99
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 127 137
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling... +

Treats gingivitis (swelling of the gums) and other problems of the mouth and gums. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

130 183
LATUDA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 P 131 225
PHENYTOIN

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 131 201
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

131 141
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

A 134 98
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 134 108
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 136 293
NYSTOP

Treats infections caused by... +

Treats infections caused by fungus. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

136 120
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 138 175
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 138 177
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 138 154
SULFASALAZINE

Treats ulcerative colitis. ... +

Treats ulcerative colitis. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 141 301
HYDROMORPHONE HCL*

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 O 141 182
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 Oct. 6, 2011.
  • 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.