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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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28,181Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 948

$1.92M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 948

1,676 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

3% 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 Arizona
lower than average

Antipsychotics

2% of this provider’s 1,646 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

41% of this provider’s 1,676 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

24% of this provider’s 1,646 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 11%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 1,676 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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

$1.56M

2012

$1.81M

2013

$1.9M

2014

$1.92M

2015

Number of Claims

21,257

2012

25,312

2013

27,584

2014

28,181

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
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

1,102

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,089

prescriptions.

258

patients, 15% of all patients

1 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

993

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

982

prescriptions.

333

patients, 20% of all patients

2 6
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

834

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

816

prescriptions.

203

patients, 12% of all patients

3 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

706

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

701

prescriptions.

206

patients, 12% of all patients

4 5
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

531

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

157

patients, 9% of all patients

5 3
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

516

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

331

patients, 20% of all patients

A 6 45
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

481

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

228

patients, 14% of all patients

7 46
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

470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

166

patients, 10% of all patients

R 8 35
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

461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

133

patients, 8% of all patients

9 44
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

425

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

110

patients, 7% of all patients

10 18
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

418

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

131

patients, 8% of all patients

11 24
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

417

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

106

patients, 6% of all patients

12 34
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

401

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

115

patients, 7% of all patients

13 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

115

patients, 7% of all patients

O 14 13
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

380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

78

patients, 5% of all patients

15 25
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

93

patients, 6% of all patients

16 16
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

361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

86

patients, 5% of all patients

17 42
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

106

patients, 6% of all patients

18 11
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

336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

87

patients, 5% of all patients

19 8
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

325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

78

patients, 5% of all patients

20 17
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

100

patients, 6% of all patients

21 29
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

296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

74

patients, 4% of all patients

22 51
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

295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

70

patients, 4% of all patients

23 20
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

205

patients, 12% of all patients

A 24 87
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

67

patients, 4% of all patients

25 48
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

280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

70

patients, 4% of all patients

26 14
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

76

patients, 5% of all patients

27 77
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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

74

patients, 4% of all patients

28 50
METFORMIN HCL ER

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

244

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

29 59
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

30 32
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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

31 15
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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

32 19
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

155

patients, 9% of all patients

A 33 53
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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

33 9
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

35 54
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

56

patients, 3% of all patients

36 27
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

37 22
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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

37 12
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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

39 38
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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

40 49
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

65

patients, 4% of all patients

40 31
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

O 42 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

69

patients, 4% of all patients

43 21
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

Replaces estrogen that decreases with menopause or removal of the ovaries. Source: National Library of Medicine

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

R 44 112
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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

44 41
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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

46 83
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

47 33
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

O 48 23
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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

49 7
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

50 116
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

51 55
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

51 10
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

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

104

patients, 6% of all patients

53 110
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

54 47
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

54 63
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

O 56 36
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE

Treats diarrhea. +

Treats diarrhea. Source: National Library of Medicine

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

82

patients, 5% of all patients

57 242
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

58 118
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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

59 65
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

60 106
NADOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

61 249
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

62 90
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

63 175
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE

Ipratropium oral inhalation... +

Ipratropium oral inhalation is used to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness 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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

64 150
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

P 64 62
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

66 89
NIFEDICAL XL

Used alone or together with... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

66 278
MYRBETRIQ

Used to treat overactive bl... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

66 295
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

69 56
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

70 108
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL

Nortriptyline is used to tr... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

70 167
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

70 96
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

70 57
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

74 28
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

75 102
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

R 76 114
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

77 26
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

77 60
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

77 67
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

77 37
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

81 85
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

81 52
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

A 81 76
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL

Methylphenidate is used as ... +

Methylphenidate is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; more difficulty focusing, controlling actions, and remaining still or quiet than other people who are the same age) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

84 342
PREMARIN

Estrogens are female hormon... +

Estrogens are female hormones. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

R 85 200
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

85 172
VALACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes virus infecti... +

Treats herpes virus infections, including shingles (herpes zoster), cold sores (herpes labialis), and genital herpes (herpes simplex) in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

85 220
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

88 61
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 89 136
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

89 82
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

R 91 137
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

92 263
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

93 66
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

O 94 113
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

95 73
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

95 152
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

A 97 127
ESZOPICLONE

Eszopiclone is used to trea... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

R 97 315
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve tension headaches. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 R 97 308
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

100 71
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

100 80
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

102 128
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

102 151
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

Doxepin is used to treat depression and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

R 104 321
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

105 176
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

Terazosin 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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

105 75
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

107 69
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

108 135
HYDROMORPHONE HCL*

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

O 109 180
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

A 109 99
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

109 144
CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

Treats pain and stiffness of muscle spasms. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

R 112 146
AZELASTINE HCL

Used to treat hay fever and... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

112 155
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

112 39
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE

Replaces certain hormones w... +

Replaces certain hormones when the body does not make enough, such as in Addison's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

115 378
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

115 111
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

117 193
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

117 139
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

117 164
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

Used to treat hyperuricemia (high uric acid in the blood) in patients with gout. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 120 388
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

120 64
RAPAFLO

Treats problems caused by a... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

122 399
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

122 68
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

124 72
ACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes labialis (col... +

Treats herpes labialis (cold sores). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

124 131
DYMISTA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

124 405
CHLORTHALIDONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

127 160
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.

<11 128 265
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

A 128 123
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

128 115
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

Nitrofurantoinis used to treat urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

A R 128 212
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 30, 2013.
  • 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.