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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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37,116Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 3043

$2.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 3043

1,032 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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

10% of this provider’s 902 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

46% of this provider’s 1,032 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

19% of this provider’s 902 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

21% of this provider’s 1,032 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$1.72M

2012

$1.95M

2013

$2.11M

2014

$2.2M

2015

Number of Claims

29,655

2012

35,507

2013

39,125

2014

37,116

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

1,653

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,236

prescriptions.

198

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,501

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,352

prescriptions.

175

patients, 17% of all patients

2 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,118

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

990

prescriptions.

199

patients, 19% of all patients

3 3
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

1,086

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

729

prescriptions.

181

patients, 18% of all patients

4 4
ENULOSE 922

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

10 5 174
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

846

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

779

prescriptions.

156

patients, 15% of all patients

6 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

750

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

112

patients, 11% 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

709

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

669

prescriptions.

128

patients, 12% of all patients

8 9
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

704

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

647

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

9 36
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

656

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

10 56
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

597

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

125

patients, 12% of all patients

11 6
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

559

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

12 22
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

522

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

13 18
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

497

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

14 5
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

473

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

15 10
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

460

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

199

patients, 19% of all patients

A 16 88
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

452

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

17 8
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

447

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

18 47
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

432

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

106

patients, 10% of all patients

O 19 12
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

410

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

20 30
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

376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

21 17
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

22 129
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

23 32
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

332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

24 16
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

25 94
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

26 21
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

27 35
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

28 24
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

29 143
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

272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

P 30 55
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

31 72
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

119

patients, 12% of all patients

A 32 60
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

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

33 28
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

34 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

35 34
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

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

36 44
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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

37 167
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

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

38 13
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

39 20
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

39 70
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

P 41 75
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

126

patients, 12% of all patients

A 42 46
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

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

43 38
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

44 27
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

O 45 19
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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

46 11
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

47 117
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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

48 52
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

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

49 23
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

182

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

50 69
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

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

181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

A R 51 171
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

178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

52 123
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

174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

53 71
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P 54 146
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

55 190
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 56 97
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

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

A 57 82
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

58 37
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

59 50
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

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

A 60 119
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

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

61 43
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

62 132
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

63 100
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

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

63 105
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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

65 74
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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

65 61
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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

67 59
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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

68 111
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

A 68 91
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

70 85
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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

R 71 214
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

R 72 126
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

66

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

O 73 29
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

A 74 102
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

75 51
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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

76 14
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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

77 58
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

78 63
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

78 68
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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

80 39
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

81 76
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

82 237
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

83 42
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

84 54
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

84 136
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

86 118
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

86 80
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

88 183
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

89 79
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

89 159
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

R 89 45
PREVACID 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 89 348
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

89 90
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

94 116
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 94 124
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

96 187
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

97 53
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

98 81
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 99 256
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

Prevents and treats certain fungus infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

100 164
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

101 108
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

102 62
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 102 134
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

Megestrol tablets treat breast and uterine cancer. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

R 104 313
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

105 112
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

106 57
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

Treats psoriasis, skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

107 335
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

107 25
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

107 161
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

R 110 99
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

111 33
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

A 112 120
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

112 141
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

114 137
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

114 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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

116 181
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

117 109
CARBAMAZEPINE ER

Treats certain types of se... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 118 211
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

119 220
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 R 119 151
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

119 83
CLONIDINE

Used alone or together with... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 122 321
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

R 122 140
DEXTROSE IN WATER* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 122 428
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 125 138
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

126 49
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

126 66
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

This combination medication is used to treat a variety of inflamed fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

128 226
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 128 149
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

128 110
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 131 77
METHOTREXATE

Treats several kinds of can... +

Treats several kinds of cancer, including cancer of the blood, bone, lung, breast, head, or neck. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 132 342
LOPERAMIDE

Treats diarrhea and decreas... +

Treats diarrhea and decreases the amount of drainage in patients who have ostomies. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

132 255
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

Dicyclomine is used to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 134 169
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

134 86
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O 134 106
MIDODRINE HCL

Midodrine hydrochloride tab... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 134 233
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

R 138 185
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

139 152
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

140 173
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 140 40
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

Treats fungal infections in the skin, throat, urinary tract, and lungs. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

142 180
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

143 103
ERYPED 200 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 A 10 143 546
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

143 64
NYSTOP

Treats infections caused by... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

143 170
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

143 153
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

Treats problems with urination caused by an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 148 364
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

148 133
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.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

150 101
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.