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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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20,519Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 1000

$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 1000

899 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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 Kansas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

4% of this provider’s 759 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

49% of this provider’s 899 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

16% of this provider’s 759 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 12%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 899 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$1.08M

2012

$1.1M

2013

$1.19M

2014

$1.1M

2015

Number of Claims

19,350

2012

21,045

2013

21,249

2014

20,519

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

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

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

A

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

P

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

R

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

10

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

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

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

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

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,134

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,078

prescriptions.

171

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

790

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

732

prescriptions.

133

patients, 15% of all patients

2 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

583

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

3 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

498

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

120

patients, 13% of all patients

O 4 8
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

496

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

5 2
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

467

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

6 4
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

7 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

8 10
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

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

404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

9 82
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

10 3
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

379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

11 5
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

373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

12 12
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

358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

13 13
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

348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

14 9
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

343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

15 18
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

16 35
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

290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

17 15
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

271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

18 30
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

R 19 79
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

20 27
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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

21 34
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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

22 19
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

23 11
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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

24 14
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

25 26
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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

25 21
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

27 40
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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

131

patients, 15% of all patients

A 28 72
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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

29 23
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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

30 122
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

31 36
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

Pramipexole 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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

32 124
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

33 113
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

34 51
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

35 22
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

36 177
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

37 17
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

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

38 68
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

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

39 24
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

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

40 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

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

41 42
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

O 41 16
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

112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 43 56
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

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

44 49
GLIPIZIDE

Used with diet and exercise... +

Used with diet and exercise to help control blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

45 62
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

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

46 97
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

47 90
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 88
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

A 49 53
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 70
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

51 33
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

52 192
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 52 83
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used 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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

52 84
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 45
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 56 57
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

56 52
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 58 66
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

A 58 61
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

58 128
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

61 147
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 62 58
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

O 63 41
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

64 118
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

R 64 38
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

66 20
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

67 76
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

67 54
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

Replaces estrogen that decreases with menopause or removal of the ovaries. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 R 69 108
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

69 29
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 71 91
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

A 71 71
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

71 98
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

Terazosin 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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 74 129
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

75 93
BUDESONIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 76 231
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

77 28
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

77 64
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 77 81
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

A 80 132
KLOR-CON M20

Potassium is essential for ... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

81 75
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH

Prevents chest pain (angina... +

Prevents chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

81 170
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 83 50
ADVAIR DISKUS

Prevents symptoms of asthma... +

Prevents symptoms of asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

83 92
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

85 123
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

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

85 44
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 85 102
PRADAXA

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) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 88 219
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

A 89 173
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

90 46
KLOR-CON 10

Potassium is essential for ... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 90 237
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 P 90 78
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

A 93 86
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 94 133
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 94 80
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

94 37
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 97 285
CEFDINIR

Treats certain types of ski... +

Treats certain types of skin infections, throat infections, and lung infections, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, or tonsillitis. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

A 97 168
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. 17, 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.