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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,447Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 1801

$1.45M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 37 out of 1801

858 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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 Georgia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

11% of this provider’s 707 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

43% of this provider’s 858 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

24% of this provider’s 707 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 13%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 858 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$1.18M

2012

$1.14M

2013

$1.18M

2014

$1.45M

2015

Number of Claims

23,383

2012

25,772

2013

27,498

2014

32,447

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

1,420

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,310

prescriptions.

157

patients, 18% of all patients

1 9
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,110

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

976

prescriptions.

160

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
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

1,085

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,024

prescriptions.

140

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

1,009

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

904

prescriptions.

122

patients, 14% of all patients

4 14
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

997

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

846

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

5 23
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

967

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

919

prescriptions.

118

patients, 14% of all patients

6 1
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

749

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

656

prescriptions.

109

patients, 13% of all patients

7 10
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

728

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

118

patients, 14% of all patients

8 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

644

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

9 5
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

592

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

10 46
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

537

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

11 33
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

479

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

12 15
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

452

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

13 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

445

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

O 14 7
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

440

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

15 31
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

434

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

16 20
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

429

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

17 35
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

413

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

18 11
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

19 19
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

328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

20 82
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

21 18
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

321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

22 27
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

321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

22 12
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

24 4
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

310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

25 135
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

305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

26 30
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

301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

27 45
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

274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

28 29
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

P 29 64
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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

30 13
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

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

31 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

32 25
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

33 71
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

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

34 24
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

35 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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

P 36 54
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

37 16
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

R 38 133
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

O 39 17
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

40 39
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

41 26
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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

A 42 86
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

43 28
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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

44 51
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

45 79
NOVOLIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

46 188
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

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

47 69
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

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

48 41
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

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

49 89
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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

50 56
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

50 42
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

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

52 44
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

53 150
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 88
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

55 57
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

56 73
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

A 56 55
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

A 58 70
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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

58 65
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

A 60 153
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

61 22
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

62 38
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

<11 62 36
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

A 64 100
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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

65 43
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

66 92
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

67 32
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

68 101
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

69 53
CEFTRIAXONE*

Treats infections caused by... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

A 70 234
ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

Albuterol is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways). Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

71 148
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

72 60
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

73 74
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 73 173
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

75 72
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

75 76
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

75 48
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

Treats ulcers and other stomach problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

78 132
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 79 97
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

80 63
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

80 77
HUMULIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

82 247
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 82 120
RIVASTIGMINE*

Used to treat mild to moder... +

Used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss and mental changes) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

84 194
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

A 85 107
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 86 80
PROMETHAZINE HCL

Promethazine is used to rel... +

Promethazine is used to relieve the symptoms of allergic reactions such as allergic rhinitis (runny nose and watery eyes caused by allergy to pollen, mold or dust), allergic conjunctivitis (red, watery eyes caused by allergies), allergic skin reactions, and allergic reactions to blood or plasma products. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

R 87 115
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

88 49
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 89 75
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

90 264
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 91 127
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 92 110
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

Helps control blood sugar levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

93 111
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

93 176
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 93 59
DEXAMETHASONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

93 403
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

97 58
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

98 130
NADOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

99 343
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 100 91
BUPROPION HCL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 101 213
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

Treats asthma, allergic reactions, inflammation, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

101 108
AMANTADINE

Treats or prevents the flu ... +

Treats or prevents the flu (influenza type A). Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 103 302
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 104 52
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

105 179
CLONIDINE

Used alone or together with... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 105 300
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE

Fluvoxamine is used to trea... +

Fluvoxamine is used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over) 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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 107 503
LIDOCAINE HCL*

Lidocaine viscous, a local ... +

Lidocaine viscous, a local anesthetic, is used to treat the pain of a sore or irritated mouth and throat often associated with cancer chemotherapy and certain medical procedures. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

107 301
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

107 112
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 107 62
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

A R 111 166
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

R 111 81
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura XL) is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 111 98
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

A 111 94
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 115 66
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 116 234
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 117 191
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 117 140
BUDESONIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

117 299
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

117 158
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 121 267
NAPROXEN SODIUM

Naproxen is a nonsteroidal ... +

Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to relieve symptoms of arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile arthritis) such as inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

122 436
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

122 128
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 122 124
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 122 182
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 24, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.