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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,342Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 82 out of 691

$1.53M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 40 out of 691

642 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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 Kentucky
lower than average

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 573 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

35% of this provider’s 642 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

10% of this provider’s 573 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 14%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 642 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$75 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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

$1.38M

2012

$1.47M

2013

$1.49M

2014

$1.53M

2015

Number of Claims

21,124

2012

22,420

2013

21,699

2014

20,342

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

753

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

682

prescriptions.

155

patients, 24% of all patients

1 4
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

646

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

629

prescriptions.

106

patients, 17% of all patients

2 3
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

601

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

3 1
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

598

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

110

patients, 17% of all patients

4 7
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

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

487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

104

patients, 16% of all patients

5 5
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

410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

6 13
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

386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

7 22
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

7 2
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

9 49
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

10 23
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

102

patients, 16% of all patients

O 11 6
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

O 12 29
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

13 20
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

14 8
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

15 62
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

16 21
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

17 67
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

272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

18 16
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

18 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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

20 19
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

20 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

22 12
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

23 9
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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

24 14
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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

25 18
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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

26 33
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

27 51
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

28 27
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

29 35
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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

30 63
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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

31 11
MYRBETRIQ

Used to treat overactive bl... +

Used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

32 271
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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

33 40
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

34 60
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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

35 15
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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

36 54
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

37 48
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

38 17
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

39 32
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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

40 26
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

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

41 28
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 47
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

43 44
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

44 31
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

45 39
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

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

46 34
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE

Tolterodine is used treat o... +

Tolterodine is used treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination) to relieve urinary difficulties, including frequent urination and inability to control urination. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 47 254
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

R 48 126
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

49 38
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

50 138
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 94
VALSARTAN

Valsartan is used alone or ... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 85
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 36
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 120
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

51 190
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 37
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

57 10
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

57 24
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

A 57 123
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

A 60 55
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

61 71
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL

The combination of amlodipi... +

The combination of amlodipine and benazepril is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 108
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 63 77
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 64 66
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

65 84
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 65 76
METFORMIN HCL ER

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

67 61
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

68 121
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 75
LINZESS

Used in adults to treat irr... +

Used in adults to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C; a condition that causes stomach pain or cramps, bloating, and infrequent or difficult passage of stools) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC; difficult or infrequent passage of stools that lasts for 3 months or longer and is not caused by a disease or a medication). Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 70 198
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 171
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE

Bisoprolol is used alone or... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

70 150
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 146
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

73 82
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 73 145
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

R 76 157
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 77 64
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A 78 59
BENAZEPRIL HCL

Benazepril is used alone or... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

78 92
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

78 58
FELODIPINE ER

Felodipine is used to treat... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

81 213
PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

81 41
JANUMET

This is a combination drug ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

83 241
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

A 84 118
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 84 74
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 86 131
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

87 86
NOVOLIN 70-30

Insulin injection is used t... +

Insulin injection is used to control blood sugar in people who have type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not make insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or in people who have type 2 diabetes (condition in which the blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally) that cannot be controlled with oral medications alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 88 207
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 88 129
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

90 102
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

90 81
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

92 161
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

92 100
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 April 9, 2012.
  • 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.