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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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33,002Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 2651

$1.87M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 2651

624 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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 Massachusetts
lower than average

Antipsychotics

26% of this provider’s 544 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

38% of this provider’s 624 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

14% of this provider’s 544 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

8% of this provider’s 624 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

53 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$2.18M

2012

$2.04M

2013

$1.95M

2014

$1.87M

2015

Number of Claims

34,667

2012

34,741

2013

35,267

2014

33,002

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

1,793

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,667

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

1 9
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,516

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,301

prescriptions.

171

patients, 27% of all patients

2 7
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

1,189

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,075

prescriptions.

177

patients, 28% of all patients

3 18
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

1,069

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

991

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

4 20
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

1,035

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

959

prescriptions.

138

patients, 22% of all patients

5 5
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

993

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

884

prescriptions.

132

patients, 21% of all patients

6 29
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

859

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

791

prescriptions.

120

patients, 19% of all patients

7 13
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

789

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

702

prescriptions.

109

patients, 17% of all patients

8 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

739

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

121

patients, 19% of all patients

9 2
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

696

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

110

patients, 18% of all patients

10 1
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

681

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

11 14
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

566

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

P 12 43
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

467

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

13 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

454

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

14 51
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

435

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

P 15 57
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

433

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

16 26
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

405

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

17 12
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

398

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

18 53
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

383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

19 23
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

20 52
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

379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

21 55
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

373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

22 11
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

23 3
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

24 50
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

25 32
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

P 26 61
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

305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

27 31
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

305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

27 4
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

300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

29 45
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

300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

29 58
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

284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

31 42
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

32 117
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

33 36
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

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

34 41
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

R 35 121
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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

36 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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

37 88
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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

38 99
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

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

175

patients, 28% of all patients

39 119
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 40 128
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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

A 41 143
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

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

42 27
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

43 10
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

44 24
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

45 94
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

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

46 97
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

165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

47 56
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

47 100
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

158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

49 158
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

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

50 46
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

51 78
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

52 87
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

53 22
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

54 147
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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

55 15
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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

56 79
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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

57 112
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

58 129
MYRBETRIQ

Used to treat overactive bl... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 59 228
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

60 60
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE

Ophthalmic brimonidine is u... +

Ophthalmic brimonidine is used to lower pressure in the eyes in patients who have glaucoma (high pressure in the eyes that may damage nerves and cause vision loss) and ocular hypertension (pressure in the eyes that is higher than normal but not high enough to cause vision loss). Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 213
LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 62 188
TIMOLOL MALEATE

Ophthalmic timolol is used ... +

Ophthalmic timolol is used to treat glaucoma, a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision. Source: National Library of Medicine

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

62 210
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

64 64
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

65 166
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

R 65 124
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

67 90
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 72
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

R 69 141
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

69 35
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

71 30
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

72 71
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE

Methenamine, an antibiotic,... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11 72 182
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 181
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

75 16
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

76 125
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

Pramipexole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 77 268
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

78 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 79 199
RENVELA

Lowers the amount of phosph... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 80 230
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL

The combination of dorzolam... +

The combination of dorzolamide and timolol is used to treat eye conditions, including glaucoma and ocular hypertension, in which increased pressure can lead to a gradual loss of vision. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

81 274
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

82 178
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

82 104
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

84 106
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

A 84 92
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

86 186
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM

Used to prevent deep venous... +

Used to prevent deep venous thrombosis, a condition in which harmful blood clots form in the blood vessels of the legs. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

86 160
MIDODRINE HCL

Midodrine hydrochloride tab... +

Midodrine hydrochloride tablets are indicated for the treatment of symptomatic orthostatic hypotension. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 88 266
MOXIFLOXACIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

A 89 395
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

90 83
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

A 90 177
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 P 90 148
NYSTOP

Treats infections caused by... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

93 122
AMANTADINE

Treats or prevents the flu ... +

Treats or prevents the flu (influenza type A). Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 94 294
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

95 21
BUPROPION HCL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 95 211
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling... +

Treats gingivitis (swelling of the gums) and other problems of the mouth and gums. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

95 235
OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 98 208
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

98 80
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 98 140
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 101 270
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

A 101 102
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

103 162
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 104 218
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

105 108
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 105 70
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 107 59
CALCITONIN-SALMON

Calcitonin salmon is used t... +

Calcitonin salmon is used to treat osteoporosis in women who are at least 5 years past menopause and cannot or do not want to take estrogen products. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

108 249
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 P 109 342
LEVALBUTEROL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 109 491
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 109 67
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 P 112 77
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

112 65
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 114 195
LUMIGAN

The eyedrop reduces pressur... +

The eyedrop reduces pressure inside the eye that is caused by glaucoma or ocular (eye) hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 115 360
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 115 194
AGGRENOX

Used to prevent strokes in ... +

Used to prevent strokes in patients with blood flow disorders or a history of blood clots. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 115 280
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 118 123
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

118 111
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

120 84
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 5, 2012.
  • 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.