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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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16,967Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 149 out of 3043

$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 100 out of 3043

1,004 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

3% of this provider’s 850 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

28% of this provider’s 1,004 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

9% of this provider’s 850 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

15% of this provider’s 1,004 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

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$671K

2012

$836K

2013

$1.03M

2014

$1.2M

2015

Number of Claims

12,652

2012

14,643

2013

16,589

2014

16,967

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

673

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

600

prescriptions.

138

patients, 14% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

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

556

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

114

patients, 11% of all patients

2 4
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

524

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

149

patients, 15% of all patients

3 6
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

504

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

4 7
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

485

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

116

patients, 12% of all patients

5 5
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

438

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

105

patients, 10% of all patients

6 2
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

341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

7 8
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

8 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

8 3
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

287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

10 17
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

266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

11 13
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

257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

12 16
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

13 27
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

14 30
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

15 33
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

16 24
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

16 22
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

18 21
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

19 71
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

20 20
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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

21 9
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

22 25
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

119

patients, 12% of all patients

23 37
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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

24 23
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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

25 14
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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

26 28
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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

26 63
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

P 28 75
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

O 29 19
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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

30 36
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

31 32
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

31 26
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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

33 43
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

O 34 12
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

35 40
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

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

36 18
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

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

37 11
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

38 47
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

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

39 44
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

40 77
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

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

40 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

42 15
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

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

42 57
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

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

44 79
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

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

45 39
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

46 34
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

47 85
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

85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

A 48 82
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

R 49 151
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

A 50 46
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 50 56
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

52 42
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

53 80
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

54 89
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

54 72
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

56 98
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

56 105
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

56 51
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

59 78
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

60 111
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

A 61 88
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

O 61 29
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

63 66
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

63 53
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 63 118
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

66 35
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

A 67 60
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 67 70
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

69 108
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

70 54
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 71 132
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

71 41
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

A 73 91
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

A 73 120
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

73 76
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 R 76 185
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 76 117
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

78 74
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

78 112
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

78 38
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O 81 106
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 82 147
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

83 50
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 Dec. 28, 2009.
  • 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.