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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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25,607Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 41 out of 2745

$1.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 106 out of 2745

587 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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 Illinois
lower than average

Antipsychotics

9% of this provider’s 542 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

35% of this provider’s 587 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

16% of this provider’s 542 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 11%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 587 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.07M

2012

$991K

2013

$1.07M

2014

$1.17M

2015

Number of Claims

19,756

2012

18,828

2013

22,147

2014

25,607

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
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

1,198

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,193

prescriptions.

136

patients, 23% of all patients

1 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

945

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

940

prescriptions.

108

patients, 18% of all patients

2 15
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

815

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

810

prescriptions.

110

patients, 19% of all patients

3 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

799

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

776

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

4 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

758

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

753

prescriptions.

119

patients, 20% of all patients

5 1
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

753

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

748

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

6 10
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

722

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

707

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

7 3
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

691

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

679

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

8 11
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

620

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

615

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

9 4
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

582

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

10 10 118
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

532

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

11 26
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

524

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

12 5
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

475

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

13 25
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

466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

14 13
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

15 40
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

417

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

98

patients, 17% of all patients

O 16 12
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

17 51
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

373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

18 33
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

369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

19 17
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

20 16
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

21 19
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

319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

22 8
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

23 21
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

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

24 20
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

25 55
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

26 43
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

O 27 22
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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

28 103
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

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

29 9
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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 30 52
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

31 27
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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

32 71
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% 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

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

34 14
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

P 35 62
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used 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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

36 100
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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 38
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

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

R 38 48
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 31
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

40 23
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

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 56
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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

42 127
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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

42 42
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 41
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 128
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

44 24
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

47 120
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 45
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

49 53
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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

50 98
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

51 18
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

<11 52 102
NIFEDICAL XL

Used alone or together with... +

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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

<11 53 157
ALENDRONATE SODIUM

Alendronate is used to trea... +

Alendronate is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (''change of life,'' end of menstrual periods) and to treat osteoporosis in men. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

54 32
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE

Bethanechol is used to reli... +

Bethanechol is used to relieve difficulties in urinating caused by surgery, drugs, or other factors. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 354
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

56 59
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 156
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

Used with proper diet and exercise to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 134
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

59 66
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE

The combination of nystatin... +

The combination of nystatin and triamcinolone is used to treat fungal skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

60 226
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

61 87
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

62 35
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

63 137
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 64 96
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

65 68
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

66 260
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 66 144
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 60
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

69 30
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

69 73
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 71 150
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 72 39
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 72 72
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

72 78
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

75 97
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 76 46
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 77 86
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 R 78 270
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

79 82
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

A 80 49
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 81 61
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 P 81 99
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 83 115
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

A 84 83
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

85 153
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 85 69
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 87 249
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 87 175
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 89 151
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

89 28
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

89 169
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 89 130
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 93 129
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 93 65
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

A 95 105
METRONIDAZOLE*

Used to treat serious bacte... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

A 95 245
HEPARIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 95 89
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 98 172
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 99 88
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

A 99 74
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 R 99 278
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

102 135
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 103 77
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 R 104 110
NAPROXEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by arthritis, gout, menstrual cramps, tendinitis, headache, backache, and toothache. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

104 95
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

106 109
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 106 163
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

108 63
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 Oct. 21, 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.