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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,245Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 547

$1.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 547

979 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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 Idaho
lower than average

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 665 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

39% of this provider’s 979 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

15% of this provider’s 665 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 12%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 979 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$1.19M

2012

$1.15M

2013

$1.12M

2014

$1.14M

2015

Number of Claims

18,980

2012

19,167

2013

18,902

2014

19,245

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
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

1,014

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

189

patients, 19% of all patients

1 2
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

769

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

163

patients, 17% of all patients

2 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

625

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

128

patients, 13% of all patients

3 8
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

500

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

121

patients, 12% of all patients

4 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

5 5
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

6 3
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

7 9
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

O 8 16
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

9 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

O 10 4
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

186

patients, 19% of all patients

11 41
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

12 12
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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

13 7
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

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

14 40
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

15 21
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

16 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

17 25
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

18 18
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

19 24
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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

20 14
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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

21 38
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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

22 55
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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

23 72
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

130

patients, 13% of all patients

A 23 97
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

25 26
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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

25 32
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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

27 20
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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

28 11
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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

R 29 27
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

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

30 17
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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

31 36
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

32 34
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

70

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

33 35
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

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

34 30
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

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

35 13
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 36 70
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

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

R 37 84
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

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

37 51
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

39 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

40 28
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

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

40 15
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

42 67
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

43 42
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

44 37
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

A 45 56
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

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 46 54
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

46 187
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 46
CLARITHROMYCIN

Treats and prevents infecti... +

Treats and prevents infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

A 48 213
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

50 43
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

50 19
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

52 64
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

53 66
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to r... +

Metoclopramide is used to relieve heartburn and speed the healing of ulcers and sores in the esophagus (tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) in people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the esophagus) that did not get better with other treatments. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

54 132
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

54 49
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

56 74
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

56 33
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

58 39
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

58 73
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

60 108
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

61 79
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

62 83
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

62 59
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

A 64 88
PROMETHAZINE HCL

Promethazine is used to rel... +

Promethazine is used to relieve the symptoms of allergic reactions such as allergic rhinitis (runny nose and watery eyes caused by allergy to pollen, mold or dust), allergic conjunctivitis (red, watery eyes caused by allergies), allergic skin reactions, and allergic reactions to blood or plasma products. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

R 65 124
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

66 82
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

A 67 94
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

R 68 85
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

R 68 60
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

A 70 77
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

70 121
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

72 100
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

72 68
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

74 22
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

74 115
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 76 95
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

77 44
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE

Sumatriptan is used to trea... +

Sumatriptan is used to treat the symptoms of migraine headaches (severe, throbbing headaches that sometimes is accompanied by nausea or sensitivity to sound and light). Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

77 147
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

79 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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 80 90
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

40

prescriptions.

<11 80 143
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

80 47
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

80 87
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

A 84 150
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 84 127
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 P 84 142
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

87 61
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

88 128
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

89 75
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

89 103
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

89 52
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

92 190
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 93 191
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

93 63
BENAZEPRIL HCL

Benazepril is used alone or... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

95 81
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

95 118
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 28, 2010.
  • 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.