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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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16,942Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 117 out of 1067

$4.86M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 1067

441 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
54% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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 Missouri
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

40% of this provider’s 441 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

13% of this provider’s 236 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

40% of this provider’s 441 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$287 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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

$3.89M

2012

$4.29M

2013

$4.94M

2014

$4.86M

2015

Number of Claims

14,621

2012

16,401

2013

17,152

2014

16,942

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
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

543

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

82

patients, 19% of all patients

1 2
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

430

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

2 14
ISENTRESS

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

417

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

3 219
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

4 28
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

72

patients, 16% of all patients

O 5 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

6 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

7 4
TRUVADA

Treats HIV infection. Also ... +

Treats HIV infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

8 196
INTELENCE 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

10 9 256
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

304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

10 5
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

280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

11 21
NORVIR

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

12 202
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

13 13
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

O 14 16
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

239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

15 25
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

95

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

16 31
PREZISTA

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

17 230
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

O 18 76
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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

19 19
VALACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes virus infecti... +

Treats herpes virus infections, including shingles (herpes zoster), cold sores (herpes labialis), and genital herpes (herpes simplex) in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

20 240
STRIBILD 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

21 269
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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

22 36
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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

23 1
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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

24 58
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

25 127
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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

26 42
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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

27 50
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

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

R 28 35
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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

29 3
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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

29 38
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

31 43
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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

32 11
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

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

33 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

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

34 15
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

35 22
REYATAZ 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

36 304
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

37 29
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

O 38 45
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

38 47
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

40 7
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

112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

41 12
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

42 99
SELZENTRY 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 43 267
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

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

44 51
VIREAD 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

45 354
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

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

45 41
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

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

47 59
NEVIRAPINE ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 48 430
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

49 20
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

50 77
EMTRIVA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

10 51 434
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

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

51 27
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

53 23
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

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

53 115
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

53 37
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

R 56 88
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

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

57 18
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 142
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

A 59 132
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 82
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

61 30
DRONABINOL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 61 305
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 63 150
COMPLERA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 63 316
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE

The combination is used as ... +

The combination is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 221
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Levocetirizine is an antihi... +

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and hives of the skin. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

66 303
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

Hydrocortisone provides relief for inflamed areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 67 283
ACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes labialis (col... +

Treats herpes labialis (cold sores). Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

68 282
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

68 61
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 70 62
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 71 81
DULERA

Used to treat asthma and im... +

Used to treat asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 72 317
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

73 26
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

74 83
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

A 75 48
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 76 10
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 76 74
AZELASTINE HCL

Used to treat hay fever and... +

Used to treat hay fever and allergy symptoms including runny nose, sneezing, and itchy nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

76 233
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

79 40
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 80 6
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM

Fosinopril is used alone or... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 81 349
TIVICAY 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 82 277
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

82 94
NAPROXEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 84 84
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 85 92
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

85 56
QUINAPRIL HCL

Quinapril is used alone or ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

87 120
ATRIPLA

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 87 274
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 87 55
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

A 90 73
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE

Treats diarrhea. +

Treats diarrhea. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

91 270
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

Doxepin is used to treat depression and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 R 91 309
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 91 24
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 94 64
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 Feb. 6, 2008.
  • 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.