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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Adolescent Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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38,016Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
404 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

99% 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

$2.87M

2012

$2.86M

2013

$3.01M

2014

$3.23M

2015

Number of Claims

38,018

2012

38,657

2013

37,191

2014

38,016

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
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

1,318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,313

prescriptions.

160

patients, 40% of all patients

10
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

1,232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,219

prescriptions.

134

patients, 33% of all patients

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

1,168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,154

prescriptions.

136

patients, 34% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,025

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,003

prescriptions.

109

patients, 27% 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

882

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

871

prescriptions.

118

patients, 29% of all patients

O
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

787

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

787

prescriptions.

92

patients, 23% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

782

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

777

prescriptions.

105

patients, 26% 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

779

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

774

prescriptions.

96

patients, 24% 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

736

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

736

prescriptions.

75

patients, 19% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

734

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

729

prescriptions.

76

patients, 19% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

669

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

664

prescriptions.

71

patients, 18% 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

667

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

634

prescriptions.

97

patients, 24% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

665

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

69

patients, 17% 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

575

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

562

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

551

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

76

patients, 19% 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

526

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

521

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% 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

490

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% 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

490

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% 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

488

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

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

457

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

455

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% 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

438

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

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

433

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% 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

428

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% 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

412

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

70

patients, 17% of all patients

ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

411

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

400

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% 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

375

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% 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

372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

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

330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

VASCEPA 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

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

310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% 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

304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

VESICARE

Solifenacin is used to trea... +

Solifenacin is used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUMET

This is a combination drug ... +

This is a combination drug containing metformin and sitagliptin and is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% 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

264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% 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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUOCINOLONE ACETONIDE* 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

10
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

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

254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

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

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% 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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% 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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

LINZESS

Used in adults to treat irr... +

Used in adults to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C; a condition that causes stomach pain or cramps, bloating, and infrequent or difficult passage of stools) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC; difficult or infrequent passage of stools that lasts for 3 months or longer and is not caused by a disease or a medication). Source: National Library of Medicine

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% 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

188

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

O
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

170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

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

165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% 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

164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% 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

158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% 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

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% 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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL

Benazepril is used alone or... +

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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

R
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

Treats problems with urination caused by an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH). Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% 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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% 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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

COLCRYS

Used to prevent gout attack... +

Used to prevent gout attacks (sudden, severe pain in one or more joints caused by abnormally high levels of a substance called uric acid in the blood) in adults, and to relieve the pain of gout attacks when they occur. Source: National Library of Medicine

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% 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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% 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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

13

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% 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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

EFFIENT

Used to prevent strokes, he... +

Used to prevent strokes, heart attacks, or other serious problems with your heart or blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

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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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

12

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

CELEBREX

Treats pain, including pain... +

Treats pain, including pain caused by arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) in children and adults, ankylosing spondylitis, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

Pramipexole 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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% 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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

Megestrol tablets treat breast and uterine cancer. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

R
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

Helps patients who have cystic fibrosis, pancreatitis, or digestive disorders digest food. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

TOVIAZ

Used to treat symptoms of a... +

Used to treat symptoms of an overactive bladder, such as incontinence (loss of bladder control) or a frequent need to urinate. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE

Sumatriptan is used to trea... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

Dicyclomine is used to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

Treats psoriasis, skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS

Theophylline is used to pre... +

Theophylline is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness caused by asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIBENZOR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

NASONEX

Treats or prevents the symp... +

Treats or prevents the symptoms of seasonal (short-term) and perennial (year-round) allergies (hay fever), such as stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, and watery eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

A
JALYN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
VIIBRYD

Used to treat depression in... +

Used to treat depression in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

Treats nerve pain that is caused by herpes zoster, or "shingles. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% 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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

A
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
MISOPROSTOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% 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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
METHIMAZOLE

Treats hyperthyroidism (too... +

Treats hyperthyroidism (too much thyroid hormone produced by the thyroid gland). Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE-METFORMIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

Hydrocortisone is available with or without a prescription. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

WELCHOL

Used together with diet and... +

Used together with diet and exercise to lower cholesterol levels in the blood and to treat type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

NIACIN ER

Lowers cholesterol and trig... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
AGGRENOX

Used to prevent strokes in ... +

Used to prevent strokes in patients with blood flow disorders or a history of blood clots. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
VERAPAMIL ER

Verapamil is used to treat ... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE

Treats diarrhea. +

Treats diarrhea. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
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 July 9, 2007.
  • 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.