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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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31,611Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 2139

$1.66M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 43 out of 2139

630 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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 Ohio
lower than average

Antipsychotics

10% of this provider’s 452 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

50% of this provider’s 630 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

24% of this provider’s 452 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

38% of this provider’s 630 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

27% 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 $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

50 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

$1.4M

2012

$1.3M

2013

$1.29M

2014

$1.66M

2015

Number of Claims

24,767

2012

27,624

2013

27,576

2014

31,611

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

1,408

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,184

prescriptions.

152

patients, 24% of all patients

1 7
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

1,263

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,033

prescriptions.

135

patients, 21% of all patients

2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

1,145

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

891

prescriptions.

136

patients, 22% of all patients

O 3 17
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

829

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

118

patients, 19% of all patients

4 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

808

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

127

patients, 20% of all patients

5 15
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

702

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

105

patients, 17% of all patients

6 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

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

687

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

104

patients, 17% of all patients

7 8
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

663

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

8 4
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

651

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

9 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

643

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

10 1
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

597

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

11 9
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

590

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

93

patients, 15% of all patients

12 11
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

543

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

13 19
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

538

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

14 6
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

403

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

15 24
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

380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

16 29
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

374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

17 20
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

O 18 34
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

O 19 21
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

315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

20 91
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

21 25
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

287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

21 98
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

274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

23 26
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

24 51
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

252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

24 44
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

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

26 22
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

27 86
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

28 31
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

29 193
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

30 59
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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

31 58
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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

32 62
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

33 141
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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

34 12
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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

35 16
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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

36 13
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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

R 37 45
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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

38 72
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

38 28
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

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

40 41
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

41 179
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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

42 61
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

43 52
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

44 33
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

45 43
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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

46 36
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

111

patients, 18% of all patients

A 47 46
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

48 112
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

49 23
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

50 68
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

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

51 67
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

52 113
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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

52 40
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

54 136
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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

55 64
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

55 48
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

57 78
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

58 73
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

59 32
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

60 37
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

60 81
LEVOFLOXACIN

Levofloxacin is used to tre... +

Levofloxacin is used to treat certain infections such as pneumonia, chronic bronchitis and sinus, urinary tract, kidney, prostate (a male reproductive gland), and skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

A 62 70
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

63 82
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 38
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

A 65 103
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

P 66 74
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

67 80
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

68 39
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

69 128
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

R 70 110
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

71 95
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 72 56
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

73 10
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

74 84
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, 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), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

75 88
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

76 35
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

76 42
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

78 65
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

78 209
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

R 78 109
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

81 47
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 182
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

83 162
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

84 144
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

85 137
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

86 30
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

86 14
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

88 18
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

88 90
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

90 129
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

91 50
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

92 116
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

92 164
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

Treats skin infections and bacterial infections in your nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

94 224
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 P 95 237
CEFTRIAXONE*

Treats infections caused by... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

A 95 245
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

97 63
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

A 98 101
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

99 79
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 100 118
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

100 183
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 102 96
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 103 220
VANCOMYCIN HCL*

Treats bacterial infections. +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

A 103 242
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

105 107
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

106 135
KLOR-CON 10

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

107 192
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

107 114
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

Treats asthma, allergic reactions, inflammation, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

109 83
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 109 198
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 111 174
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 111 71
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

113 108
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

Morphine (extended release) is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 O 114 166
AMITIZA

Treats certain types of lon... +

Treats certain types of long-term constipation by helping you have a bowel movement. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 115 227
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

A 116 60
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 117 156
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 P 118 157
DALIRESP

Used to prevent the symptom... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 118 274
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 120 54
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

121 124
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 122 212
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 122 188
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 122 66
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

Treats gastroesophageal ref... +

Treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and a damaged esophagus. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

125 451
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 125 102
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 125 69
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 125 49
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 129 176
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

130 217
PREMARIN

Estrogens are female hormon... +

Estrogens are female hormones. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 R 130 318
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 Feb. 20, 2013.
  • 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.