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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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32,827Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 3043

$1.9M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 31 out of 3043

535 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

23% of this provider’s 438 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 535 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

17% of this provider’s 438 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

17% of this provider’s 535 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

61 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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

$1.3M

2012

$1.58M

2013

$1.98M

2014

$1.9M

2015

Number of Claims

25,229

2012

30,698

2013

35,524

2014

32,827

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

1,935

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,819

prescriptions.

171

patients, 32% 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

1,398

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,222

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

2 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,185

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

916

prescriptions.

153

patients, 29% of all patients

3 3
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

974

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

719

prescriptions.

129

patients, 24% of all patients

4 1
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

922

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

757

prescriptions.

128

patients, 24% of all patients

5 2
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

798

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

709

prescriptions.

96

patients, 18% of all patients

6 18
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

751

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

721

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

7 56
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

710

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

88

patients, 16% of all patients

8 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

698

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

114

patients, 21% of all patients

9 4
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

654

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

106

patients, 20% of all patients

10 9
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

590

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

89

patients, 17% of all patients

11 10
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

587

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

12 36
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

508

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

13 47
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

498

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

14 72
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

394

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

15 27
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

386

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

16 5
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

136

patients, 25% of all patients

A 17 60
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

18 76
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

19 21
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

P 20 75
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

21 70
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

334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

22 8
CALCITONIN-SALMON

Calcitonin salmon is used t... +

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

325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

10 23 245
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

24 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

303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

25 28
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

302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

26 11
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

263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

27 69
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

263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

27 108
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

262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

29 81
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

254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

P 30 55
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

247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

31 13
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

32 37
NYSTOP

Treats infections caused by... +

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

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

33 170
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

34 24
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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

35 184
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

36 100
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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

37 43
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

38 116
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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

39 181
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

40 143
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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

41 16
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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

42 123
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

43 34
DEXILANT

Treats erosive esophagitis,... +

Treats erosive esophagitis, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other conditions caused by too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

44 222
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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

45 105
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

46 132
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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

46 39
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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

48 23
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

163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

49 159
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

161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

50 68
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

50 147
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

156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

52 71
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

53 53
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

Treats fungal infections in the skin, throat, urinary tract, and lungs. Source: National Library of Medicine

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

54 180
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

P 55 97
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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

56 61
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

A 57 91
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

58 94
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

59 6
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 50
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

61 35
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 117
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

63 134
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O 64 12
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 44
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

66 52
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

66 90
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

68 136
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

69 79
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

70 14
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 80
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

72 86
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

73 111
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

74 22
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 237
METHADONE HCL

Methadone is used to reliev... +

Methadone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain that has not been relieved by non-narcotic pain relievers. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 75 202
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

R 75 126
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O 75 29
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 P 79 192
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 80 129
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) caused by congestive heart failure, kidney disease, or liver disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

81 148
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

82 48
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

82 62
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

82 74
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

Hydrocortisone provides relief for inflamed areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

85 234
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

Lowers cholesterol in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 85 85
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Levocetirizine is an antihi... +

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and hives of the skin. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

87 193
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

88 42
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

89 58
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE

Ophthalmic brimonidine is u... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

89 356
PRADAXA

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) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 91 275
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

R 91 185
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

91 167
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

94 164
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

95 26
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

96 63
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

97 161
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 97 19
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

A 99 82
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

66

prescriptions.

<11 100 118
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

A 101 102
CHOLESTYRAMINE

Lowers high cholesterol lev... +

Lowers high cholesterol levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

102 346
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 102 73
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 104 228
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

104 137
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

104 59
KLOR-CON M10

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

107 145
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 107 77
PHENYTOIN

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

Phenytoin is used to control certain type of seizures, and to treat and prevent seizures that may begin during or after surgery to the brain or nervous system. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 109 256
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

110 25
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 111 266
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 111 232
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 113 218
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

114 20
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

114 139
TIMOLOL MALEATE

Ophthalmic timolol is used ... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

114 375
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 117 38
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 118 188
CEFTRIAXONE*

Treats infections caused by... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

A 118 216
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

A 120 120
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 120 149
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 120 30
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

123 33
METRONIDAZOLE*

Used to treat serious bacte... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

A 123 317
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 125 175
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. 25, 2015.
  • 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.