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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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24,712Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 56 out of 2474

$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 163 out of 2474

687 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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 Pennsylvania
lower than average

Antipsychotics

5% of this provider’s 578 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

46% of this provider’s 687 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

13% of this provider’s 578 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

21% of this provider’s 687 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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

$1.03M

2012

$1.13M

2013

$1.08M

2014

$1.13M

2015

Number of Claims

25,054

2012

26,634

2013

25,880

2014

24,712

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

1,083

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

953

prescriptions.

147

patients, 21% of all patients

1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

962

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

845

prescriptions.

135

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
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

936

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

805

prescriptions.

130

patients, 19% of all patients

3 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

920

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

850

prescriptions.

123

patients, 18% of all patients

4 3
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

914

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

739

prescriptions.

144

patients, 21% of all patients

5 6
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

886

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

766

prescriptions.

128

patients, 19% of all patients

6 5
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

853

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

837

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

7 10
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

746

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

664

prescriptions.

122

patients, 18% of all patients

8 4
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

533

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

9 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

496

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

10 2
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

449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

11 11
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

12 18
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

13 27
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

O 14 25
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

15 14
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

284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

16 24
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

17 19
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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

18 13
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

19 22
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

262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

20 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

21 16
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

150

patients, 22% of all patients

A 22 117
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

23 35
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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

24 15
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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

25 89
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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

26 12
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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

27 17
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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

28 28
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

29 29
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

30 20
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

31 64
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

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

32 40
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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 33 56
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

34 37
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

35 54
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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

36 80
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 37 73
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

38 31
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

O 39 23
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

40 36
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

41 69
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

42 82
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

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

42 110
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

44 33
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

O 44 34
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 96
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A 47 126
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 48
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

R 49 146
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

A 50 77
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

51 115
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

52 85
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

52 127
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 42
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 76
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

A 56 46
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 57
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 26
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 58
VALSARTAN

Valsartan is used alone or ... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 51
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 61 32
GLIPIZIDE ER

Glipizide is used along wit... +

Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, 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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 62 91
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 118
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 O 64 79
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

64 104
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 50
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 67 30
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

Treats certain heart rhythm problems (atrial fibrillation). Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

R 68 90
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

R 69 41
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 69 53
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 65
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 72 160
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 72 71
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A 74 87
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 74 78
NYSTOP

Treats infections caused by... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

74 229
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

77 47
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 77 93
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

79 66
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

79 103
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

79 49
NEXIUM

Treats heartburn, gastroeso... +

Treats heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 82 75
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 83 142
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 84 60
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

85 62
SANTYL

Used to clean skin ulcers a... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

85 230
NOVOLIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

87 255
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

87 111
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

89 155
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

90 81
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 90 190
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 92 38
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 93 68
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 93 172
GLYBURIDE

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 R 95 282
SPIRIVA

Prevents the symptoms of br... +

Prevents the symptoms of bronchospasm caused by emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

96 55
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

96 123
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

98 59
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 98 166
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE

Bethanechol is used to reli... +

Bethanechol is used to relieve difficulties in urinating caused by surgery, drugs, or other factors. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 98 406
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

98 74
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 Jan. 12, 2017.
  • 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.