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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,140Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,621 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$694K

2012

$795K

2013

$1.07M

2014

$1.09M

2015

Number of Claims

39,773

2012

44,486

2013

34,436

2014

27,140

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. 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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

1,269

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,180

prescriptions.

277

patients, 17% of all patients

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

1,024

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

950

prescriptions.

365

patients, 23% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

958

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

914

prescriptions.

196

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

903

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

875

prescriptions.

333

patients, 21% of all patients

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

716

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

711

prescriptions.

150

patients, 9% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

634

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

120

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

618

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

219

patients, 14% of all patients

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

611

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

166

patients, 10% of all patients

VITAMIN D2 590

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

215

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

589

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

217

patients, 13% of all patients

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

517

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

176

patients, 11% of all patients

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

464

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

149

patients, 9% of all patients

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

445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

166

patients, 10% of all patients

VIAGRA 441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

116

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

168

patients, 10% of all patients

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

413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

141

patients, 9% of all patients

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

408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

127

patients, 8% of all patients

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

397

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

157

patients, 10% of all patients

FOLIC ACID 390

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

139

patients, 9% of all patients

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

376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

128

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

96

patients, 6% of all patients

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

330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

120

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

65

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

116

patients, 7% of all patients

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

311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

125

patients, 8% of all patients

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

308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

101

patients, 6% of all patients

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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

95

patients, 6% of all patients

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

289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

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

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

121

patients, 7% of all patients

SYMBICORT

This is a combination of bu... +

This is a combination of budesonide and formoterol used to help control the symptoms of asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

85

patients, 5% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

89

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

81

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

68

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

83

patients, 5% of all patients

STAXYN 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

JENTADUETO 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

CIALIS

Treats men who have erecti... +

Treats men who have erectile dysfunction (also called sexual impotence). Source: National Library of Medicine

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

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

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

65

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

Treats skin infections caused by fungus, such as ringworm, athlete's foot, or dandruff. Source: National Library of Medicine

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

65

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE

Treats stomach ulcers, gast... +

Treats stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

PROCTOSOL-HC

This is used to help reliev... +

This is used to help relieve redness, itching, swelling, or other discomfort caused by skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

69

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

Treats short-term, medium to medium-severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

O
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

67

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

This medicine is an antifungal. Source: National Library of Medicine

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

ESTAZOLAM 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE

Mometasone is used to relie... +

Mometasone is used to relieve the itching and inflammation of numerous skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

This combination medication is used to treat a variety of inflamed fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

GALANTAMINE HBR

Galantamine is used to trea... +

Galantamine is used to treat the symptoms of 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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

Treats a circulation problem in which too little blood flows into your leg muscles (intermittent claudication). Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

ULTICARE* 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL

Used to treat hay fever and... +

Used to treat hay fever and allergy symptoms including runny nose, sneezing, and itchy nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVITRA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

10
ADVAIR DISKUS

Prevents symptoms of asthma... +

Prevents symptoms of asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

71

patients, 4% of all patients

A
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM

Used to prevent and treat o... +

Used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM

Treats anxiety, trouble sle... +

Treats anxiety, trouble sleeping, symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, and certain types of epilepsy (seizures). Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

A
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

P
NYSTOP

Treats infections caused by... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR RESPICLICK 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

A
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura XL) 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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

TRUEPLUS INSULIN SYRINGE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30

Insulin injection is used t... +

Insulin injection is used to control blood sugar in people who have type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not make insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or in people who have type 2 diabetes (condition in which the blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally) that cannot be controlled with oral medications alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
GOLYTELY 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL

The combination of amlodipi... +

The combination of amlodipine and benazepril is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

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 Aug. 22, 2008.
  • 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.