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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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32,772Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 2474

$1.92M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 2474

778 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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 Pennsylvania
lower than average

Antipsychotics

8% of this provider’s 701 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

51% of this provider’s 778 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

20% of this provider’s 701 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

33% of this provider’s 778 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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

$1.26M

2012

$1.34M

2013

$1.58M

2014

$1.92M

2015

Number of Claims

21,714

2012

23,333

2013

28,343

2014

32,772

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
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

1,234

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,014

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

1 10
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

1,070

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

981

prescriptions.

148

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

957

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

880

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

3 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

806

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

742

prescriptions.

117

patients, 15% of all patients

4 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

729

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

651

prescriptions.

144

patients, 19% of all patients

O 5 23
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

725

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

649

prescriptions.

119

patients, 15% of all patients

6 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

660

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

127

patients, 16% of all patients

7 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

592

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

8 6
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

581

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

9 19
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

580

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

119

patients, 15% of all patients

10 5
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

572

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

11 8
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

566

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

12 28
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

484

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

13 20
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

475

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

14 18
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

473

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

15 119
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

471

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

16 15
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

458

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

17 21
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

456

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

18 14
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

451

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

19 4
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

451

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

19 24
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

434

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

21 57
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

378

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

10 22 182
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE

Methenamine, an antibiotic,... +

Methenamine, an antibiotic, eliminates bacteria that cause urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

23 255
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

324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

24 17
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

317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

O 25 79
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

26 59
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

308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

27 40
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

305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

28 11
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

29 27
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

30 82
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

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

31 9
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

114

patients, 15% of all patients

A 32 77
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

33 37
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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

34 13
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

35 81
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

36 76
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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

37 30
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

38 60
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

39 29
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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

40 53
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

A 41 117
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

42 125
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

117

patients, 15% of all patients

A 43 106
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

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

44 12
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

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

45 42
VESICARE

Solifenacin is used to trea... +

Solifenacin is used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

45 122
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

47 69
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

48 48
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

P 49 120
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

50 135
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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

50 55
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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

52 66
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

53 217
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

54 103
GLIPIZIDE XL

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

156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

55 140
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

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

56 83
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

O 57 25
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

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

58 99
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

59 65
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

A 60 46
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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

61 50
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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 80
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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 71
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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

P 63 56
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

65 32
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

66 54
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 98
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 67 43
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

69 22
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

Treats short-term, medium to medium-severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

O 69 242
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

71 26
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

72 49
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

72 85
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

74 180
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

Treats mild to moderate pain and help relieve symptoms of arthritis (e. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

75 84
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

76 92
VALSARTAN

Valsartan is used alone or ... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

76 51
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 78 73
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to r... +

Metoclopramide is used to relieve heartburn and speed the healing of ulcers and sores in the esophagus (tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) in people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the esophagus) that did not get better with other treatments. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

79 190
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

79 44
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 O 81 147
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

R 82 41
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

83 36
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

83 199
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 85 96
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

86 39
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

87 115
MECLIZINE HCL

Meclizine is used to preven... +

Meclizine is used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

87 104
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 89 110
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

R 90 134
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

A 91 165
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

91 132
QUINAPRIL HCL

Quinapril is used alone or ... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

91 94
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 94 172
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

94 91
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

96 124
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

97 38
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

98 47
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

99 202
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A R 99 224
CLONIDINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 101 281
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 101 188
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

103 75
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A 103 126
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 103 118
NYAMYC

Used to treat fungal infect... +

Used to treat fungal infections of the skin, mouth, vagina, and intestinal tract. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

103 289
NITROFURANTOIN

Treats or prevents urinary ... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

A R 103 366
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

108 102
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

108 68
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

108 260
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

108 63
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

112 139
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

R 113 292
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

114 78
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

114 97
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 114 64
HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

Hydroxyzine is used to relieve the itching caused by allergies and to control the nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

R 117 302
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 118 148
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

119 89
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

119 31
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

121 138
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER

Tolterodine is used treat o... +

Tolterodine is used treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination) to relieve urinary difficulties, including frequent urination and inability to control urination. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 122 207
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 122 35
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

This combination medication is used to treat a variety of inflamed fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

124 157
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 R 124 90
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

124 33
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH

Prevents chest pain (angina... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 127 212
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 128 136
VERAPAMIL ER

Verapamil is used to treat ... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 128 141
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

130 198
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 130 67
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

132 151
MORPHINE SULFATE

Morphine is used to relieve... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O 133 284
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL

Nortriptyline is used to tr... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 133 210
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

Treats and prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 135 346
LANSOPRAZOLE

Treats stomach ulcers, gast... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

136 166
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE

Treats diarrhea. +

Treats diarrhea. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 136 299
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 136 127
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

136 101
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

140 152
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 140 297
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 April 1, 2015.
  • 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.