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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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30,966Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 1758

$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 1758

760 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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 Virginia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

18% of this provider’s 671 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

40% of this provider’s 760 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

18% of this provider’s 671 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

39% of this provider’s 760 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$367K

2012

$389K

2013

$1.26M

2014

$1.37M

2015

Number of Claims

7,166

2012

9,022

2013

28,098

2014

30,966

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
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,094

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

950

prescriptions.

161

patients, 21% of all patients

1 8
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

876

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

812

prescriptions.

117

patients, 15% of all patients

2 2
JANTOVEN

Helps to prevent new blood ... +

Helps to prevent new blood clots from forming, and helps to keep existing blood clots from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

873

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

842

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

3 151
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

665

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

127

patients, 17% of all patients

4 6
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

657

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

119

patients, 16% of all patients

5 12
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

628

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

P 6 48
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

625

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

596

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

7 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

620

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

129

patients, 17% of all patients

O 8 14
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

618

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

9 27
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

560

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

10 1
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

549

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

11 54
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

548

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

12 105
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

526

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

13 10
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

522

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

14 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

483

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

15 4
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

442

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

16 30
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

440

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

17 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

432

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

18 18
DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

420

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

19 40
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

407

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

20 7
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

O 21 55
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

379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

22 97
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

23 16
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

332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

24 115
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

25 41
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

319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

26 38
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

316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

27 13
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

312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

28 22
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

29 5
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

287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

30 9
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

262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

31 26
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

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

32 19
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

252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

33 15
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

34 23
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

P 35 99
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

36 25
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

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

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

37 143
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

38 112
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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

39 46
ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

Albuterol is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways). Source: National Library of Medicine

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

40 125
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

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

41 11
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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

42 49
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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

43 88
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 44 180
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

45 36
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

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

46 73
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

O 47 43
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

48 103
CEFTRIAXONE*

Treats infections caused by... +

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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

A 49 198
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

O 50 17
DEXAMETHASONE

Treats inflammation and man... +

Treats inflammation and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

51 287
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

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

A 52 133
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

53 159
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

54 124
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

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

A 55 79
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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 56 102
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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

57 101
LIDOCAINE HCL*

Lidocaine viscous, a local ... +

Lidocaine viscous, a local anesthetic, is used to treat the pain of a sore or irritated mouth and throat often associated with cancer chemotherapy and certain medical procedures. Source: National Library of Medicine

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

58 194
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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

58 83
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

58 77
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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

61 110
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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

62 61
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

63 163
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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

64 42
METHADONE HCL

Methadone is used to reliev... +

Methadone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain that has not been relieved by non-narcotic pain relievers. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 64 170
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

66 32
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

67 94
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

68 63
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

69 39
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

70 28
ONDANSETRON HCL*

Ondansetron is used to prev... +

Ondansetron is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

70 150
NYSTOP

Treats infections caused by... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

70 199
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

A 73 108
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

74 111
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 52
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

76 121
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

77 158
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

78 66
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

78 67
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

80 80
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

81 232
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

P 82 191
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

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

82 208
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

A 84 47
METRONIDAZOLE*

Used to treat serious bacte... +

Used to treat serious bacterial infections in different areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

A 85 222
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

86 56
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

86 69
BUDESONIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 86 249
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

A 89 95
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

A R 90 207
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

91 57
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

91 87
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A 91 71
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

94 70
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

95 157
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

96 53
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

97 139
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

Phenytoin is used to control certain type of seizures, and to treat and prevent seizures that may begin during or after surgery to the brain or nervous system. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

98 162
DILTIAZEM HCL

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

98 183
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

100 20
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

101 50
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura XL) 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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 102 93
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

A 102 114
SANTYL

Used to clean skin ulcers a... +

Used to clean skin ulcers and severe burns. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

104 259
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

105 78
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

105 96
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 107 33
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

107 62
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 R 109 81
MORPHINE SULFATE

Morphine is used to relieve... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

O 109 273
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 P 111 147
PHENYTOIN

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

Phenytoin is used to control certain type of seizures, and to treat and prevent seizures that may begin during or after surgery to the brain or nervous system. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 111 242
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 111 269
PROMETHAZINE HCL

Promethazine is used to rel... +

Promethazine is used to relieve the symptoms of allergic reactions such as allergic rhinitis (runny nose and watery eyes caused by allergy to pollen, mold or dust), allergic conjunctivitis (red, watery eyes caused by allergies), allergic skin reactions, and allergic reactions to blood or plasma products. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

R 114 116
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

115 204
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

115 109
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

115 174
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 R 118 184
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 119 309
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P 119 229
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 R 121 45
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

Latanoprost ophthalmic is used to treat glaucoma (a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision) and ocular hypertension (a condition which causes increased pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 122 167
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 123 98
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 124 64
KLOR-CON M10

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 125 146
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

125 34
CALCITRIOL

Treats low blood calcium in... +

Treats low blood calcium in kidney dialysis patients and other patients. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 127 250
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 127 299
BUPROPION HCL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 127 361
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 Aug. 9, 2016.
  • 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.