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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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19,591Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 49 out of 810

$1.84M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 810

639 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% 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 Indiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

4% of this provider’s 403 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

53% of this provider’s 639 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

24% of this provider’s 403 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 12%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 639 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$94 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $82 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$1.41M

2012

$1.82M

2013

$2.07M

2014

$1.84M

2015

Number of Claims

18,161

2012

20,290

2013

21,835

2014

19,591

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
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

792

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

209

patients, 33% of all patients

1 38
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

772

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

175

patients, 27% of all patients

2 28
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

456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

455

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

124

patients, 19% of all patients

4 129
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

454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

109

patients, 17% of all patients

5 11
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

6 10
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

7 21
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

8 17
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

103

patients, 16% of all patients

9 60
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

10 34
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

319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

11 66
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

Terazosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

12 161
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

13 31
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

294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

14 19
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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

15 57
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

16 6
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

250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

17 5
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

18 8
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

156

patients, 24% of all patients

A 19 68
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

20 20
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

21 112
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

22 78
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

Used to treat hyperuricemia (high uric acid in the blood) in patients with gout. Source: National Library of Medicine

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

23 238
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

24 14
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

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

25 56
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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

26 3
DEXILANT

Treats erosive esophagitis,... +

Treats erosive esophagitis, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other conditions caused by too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

27 197
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

28 2
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

29 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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

30 24
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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

R 30 81
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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

125

patients, 20% of all patients

A 32 62
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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

33 13
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

106

patients, 17% of all patients

34 37
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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

35 137
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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

36 192
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

37 26
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

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

38 30
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

39 32
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

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

40 67
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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

41 9
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

O 42 22
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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

43 145
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

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

44 63
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 94
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

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

46 103
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

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

R 47 42
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

Prevents and treats certain fungus infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

48 185
METRONIDAZOLE*

Used to treat serious bacte... +

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

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

A 49 241
DALIRESP

Used to prevent the symptom... +

Used to prevent the symptoms (flare-ups) of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

50 266
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

50 118
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

A 50 105
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

101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

53 140
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

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

54 23
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

55 69
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

56 124
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

56 16
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

58 83
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

59 101
GENTAMICIN SULFATE

Ophthalmic gentamicin is us... +

Ophthalmic gentamicin is used to treat certain eye infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

A 60 373
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 48
VIIBRYD

Used to treat depression in... +

Used to treat depression in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

62 328
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

A 63 55
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

Dicyclomine is used to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

64 160
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

65 64
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

66 71
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

R 67 97
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

68 39
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

68 73
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

70 46
EFFIENT

Used to prevent strokes, he... +

Used to prevent strokes, heart attacks, or other serious problems with your heart or blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

70 390
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

72 80
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 47
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

74 72
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

75 178
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 75 106
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

75 144
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

78 53
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

78 127
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

R 78 172
VASCEPA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

81 289
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

39

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

82 114
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

82 168
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

Treats skin infections caused by fungus, such as ringworm, athlete's foot, or dandruff. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

84 336
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

85 44
BREO ELLIPTA

Treats asthma in patients n... +

Treats asthma in patients not adequately controlled a long-term asthma medicine and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

86 284
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 86 87
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

Megestrol tablets treat breast and uterine cancer. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

R 86 359
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

R 86 427
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

90 153
TOBRAMYCIN

Used to treat serious bacte... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

90 432
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 90 75
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

93 177
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 93 111
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

95 116
AZELASTINE HCL

Used to treat hay fever and... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

96 352
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

97 142
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. 6, 2014.
  • 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.