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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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17,819Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 951

$945K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 951

700 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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 Washington
lower than average

Antipsychotics

17% of this provider’s 598 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

30% of this provider’s 700 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

15% of this provider’s 598 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

30% of this provider’s 700 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$965K

2012

$1.06M

2013

$910K

2014

$945K

2015

Number of Claims

18,587

2012

20,436

2013

17,379

2014

17,819

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

797

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

706

prescriptions.

128

patients, 18% of all patients

1 7
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

674

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

2 14
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

469

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

107

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

417

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

4 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

112

patients, 16% of all patients

5 3
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

378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

6 13
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

350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

7 4
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

340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

8 5
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

324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

P 9 46
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

10 18
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

308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

11 37
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

12 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

13 15
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

14 6
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

O 15 24
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

16 31
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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

17 22
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

P 18 68
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

19 29
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

20 44
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

21 21
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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

22 30
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

O 23 26
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

24 77
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O 25 70
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

26 28
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

27 38
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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

28 82
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

29 65
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

30 53
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

O 31 10
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

127

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

32 9
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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

33 19
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

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

34 121
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

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

35 48
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

36 142
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

37 117
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

38 59
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

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

39 130
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

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

40 133
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

41 45
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

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

42 32
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

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

43 16
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

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

44 12
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 89
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

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

45 60
HEPARIN SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 242
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 78
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 49 42
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

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

A 50 111
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

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

51 40
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

52 8
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

53 56
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

54 141
NUEDEXTA

Used to treat pseudobulbar ... +

Used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA; a condition of sudden, frequent outbursts of crying or laughing that can not be controlled) in people with certain conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease; condition in which the nerves that control muscle movement slowly die, causing the muscles to shrink and weaken) or multiple sclerosis (a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control). Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 157
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

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

56 63
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

A 57 107
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

58 61
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

59 43
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

60 112
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

R 60 159
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

60 171
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

63 17
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

64 34
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

65 234
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 20
TRANSDERM-SCOP 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

67 302
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

67 71
MORPHINE SULFATE

Morphine is used to relieve... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 69 178
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

A 69 74
BUDESONIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 266
ENULOSE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

72 173
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

73 79
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

A 74 151
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

74 57
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

76 72
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

77 164
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

77 102
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

77 64
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 80 108
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

81 91
COLCRYS

Used to prevent gout attack... +

Used to prevent gout attacks (sudden, severe pain in one or more joints caused by abnormally high levels of a substance called uric acid in the blood) in adults, and to relieve the pain of gout attacks when they occur. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 82 397
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

82 58
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

84 27
NYSTOP

Treats infections caused by... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

84 248
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

84 149
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

84 129
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 13, 2017.
  • 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.