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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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23,548Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 60 out of 2139

$1.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 75 out of 2139

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

80% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Ohio
lower than average

Antipsychotics

14% of this provider’s 495 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 592 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

19% of this provider’s 495 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 10%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 592 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$1.2M

2012

$1.28M

2013

$1.14M

2014

$1.42M

2015

Number of Claims

20,764

2012

23,832

2013

20,932

2014

23,548

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

1,033

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

915

prescriptions.

139

patients, 23% of all patients

1 7
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

751

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

125

patients, 21% of all patients

2 2
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

736

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

595

prescriptions.

129

patients, 22% of all patients

3 3
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

719

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

129

patients, 22% of all patients

4 5
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

552

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

93

patients, 16% of all patients

5 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

513

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

110

patients, 19% of all patients

6 1
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

7 51
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

451

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

8 8
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

440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

9 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

10 15
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

10 11
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

12 25
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

370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

13 29
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

14 43
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

299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

15 9
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

16 19
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

17 31
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

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

18 40
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

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

19 10
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

248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

20 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

21 73
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

22 6
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

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

23 65
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

24 107
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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

25 14
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

26 27
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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

27 20
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

P 28 74
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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

29 26
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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

30 50
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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

31 130
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

A 32 60
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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

33 57
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

34 68
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

35 123
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

36 23
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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

36 12
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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

38 95
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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

38 84
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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

40 13
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

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

<11 41 85
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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

P 42 56
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

43 82
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

O 44 17
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

O 45 21
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

A 46 101
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

47 37
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O 48 34
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

P 49 104
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

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

49 44
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

51 18
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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

52 93
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

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

53 91
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

A 54 46
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

55 139
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 81
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

57 66
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

A 58 70
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

58 78
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

58 75
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 58 157
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

62 39
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

63 72
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11 64 24
NYSTOP

Treats infections caused by... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

64 175
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

66 71
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

67 35
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

A 68 103
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

69 114
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

70 62
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

R 70 143
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

A 72 105
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

73 148
NITROFURANTOIN

Treats or prevents urinary ... +

Treats or prevents urinary tract infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

A R 74 262
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 74 100
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

76 63
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

77 52
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 78 58
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

59

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

78 32
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 O 80 118
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 O 81 76
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

82 80
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 83 48
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

84 36
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

84 162
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

86 144
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

A R 87 171
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

87 151
TAMIFLU

Used in the treatment of th... +

Used in the treatment of the infection caused by the flu virus (influenza A and influenza B). Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

87 336
RENVELA

Lowers the amount of phosph... +

Lowers the amount of phosphorus in blood of patients receiving kidney dialysis. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 90 196
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

90 28
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

90 41
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 90 131
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

94 54
GLIPIZIDE ER

Glipizide is used along wit... +

Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, 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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

94 147
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 96 112
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

R 97 191
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 98 179
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 98 156
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 98 61
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 R 101 45
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

102 89
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 102 30
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 Jan. 15, 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.