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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,717Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 914

$1.78M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 914

829 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

83% 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 Wisconsin
lower than average

Antipsychotics

9% of this provider’s 766 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

22% of this provider’s 829 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

5% of this provider’s 766 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 10%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 829 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $70 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.52M

2012

$1.37M

2013

$1.68M

2014

$1.78M

2015

Number of Claims

24,443

2012

25,087

2013

30,726

2014

29,717

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

1,787

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,554

prescriptions.

185

patients, 22% of all patients

1 7
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

1,199

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,173

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

2 57
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

1,131

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,027

prescriptions.

141

patients, 17% of all patients

3 19
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

1,073

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,035

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

4 8
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

946

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

853

prescriptions.

148

patients, 18% of all patients

5 1
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

912

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

805

prescriptions.

148

patients, 18% of all patients

6 4
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

906

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

887

prescriptions.

140

patients, 17% of all patients

7 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

820

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

760

prescriptions.

138

patients, 17% of all patients

8 2
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

709

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

125

patients, 15% of all patients

9 3
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

691

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

609

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

10 14
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

669

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

115

patients, 14% of all patients

11 5
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

12 24
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

457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

13 9
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

402

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

14 29
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

15 38
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

16 102
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

17 85
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

18 71
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

305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

19 23
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

290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

20 78
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

21 15
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

22 22
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

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

23 13
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

24 70
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

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

25 10
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

26 6
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

254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

27 82
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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

28 18
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

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

29 12
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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

P 30 58
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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

31 21
TAMIFLU

Used in the treatment of th... +

Used in the treatment of the infection caused by the flu virus (influenza A and influenza B). Source: National Library of Medicine

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

185

patients, 22% of all patients

32 158
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

33 88
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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

34 40
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

35 16
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

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

36 97
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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

37 94
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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

38 92
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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

39 43
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

40 115
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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

41 61
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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

42 11
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 42 125
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

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

44 130
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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

45 60
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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

46 83
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

47 34
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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

48 136
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

48 28
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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

48 31
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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

51 87
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

52 143
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

53 84
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

54 201
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

O 55 17
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

56 72
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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

57 56
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

58 33
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

O 58 20
NYSTOP

Treats infections caused by... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

60 140
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

61 132
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11 62 166
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

63 25
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

63 101
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

65 156
SANTYL

Used to clean skin ulcers a... +

Used to clean skin ulcers and severe burns. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

66 203
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 P 67 199
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

68 46
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 68 216
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

68 66
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

71 50
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 72 39
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

73 27
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

73 117
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 75 53
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

76 64
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

77 79
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.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 62
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

79 59
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

R 80 116
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 80 96
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

82 170
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

83 171
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

84 161
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

84 48
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

86 149
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

87 63
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

87 89
NIACIN ER

Lowers cholesterol and trig... +

Lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood and treats niacin deficiency (pellagra). Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 89 186
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 89 277
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 91 51
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 91 190
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

Used with proper diet and exercise to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 91 187
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

94 141
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

94 44
METHOTREXATE

Treats several kinds of can... +

Treats several kinds of cancer, including cancer of the blood, bone, lung, breast, head, or neck. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 96 139
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

A 97 142
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

97 91
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 97 124
LUMIGAN

The eyedrop reduces pressur... +

The eyedrop reduces pressure inside the eye that is caused by glaucoma or ocular (eye) hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 100 343
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM

Used to prevent deep venous... +

Used to prevent deep venous thrombosis, a condition in which harmful blood clots form in the blood vessels of the legs. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

100 195
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 102 68
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 103 138
PHENYTEK 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 10 104 292
AMITIZA

Treats certain types of lon... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 104 363
JANTOVEN

Helps to prevent new blood ... +

Helps to prevent new blood clots from forming, and helps to keep existing blood clots from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 106 113
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 106 126
TRAVATAN Z

Reduces pressure inside the... +

Reduces pressure inside the eye that is caused by glaucoma or ocular hypertension (high blood pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

106 291
CLONIDINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

109 233
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 Dec. 7, 2012.
  • 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.