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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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28,883Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 941

$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 941

835 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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 Arkansas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

5% of this provider’s 621 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

51% of this provider’s 835 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

20% of this provider’s 621 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 835 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 27%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $48 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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

$1.24M

2012

$1.34M

2013

$1.36M

2014

$1.37M

2015

Number of Claims

25,292

2012

28,093

2013

28,812

2014

28,883

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

1,274

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

996

prescriptions.

183

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
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

916

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

139

patients, 17% of all patients

2 8
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

892

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

157

patients, 19% of all patients

3 13
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

836

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

729

prescriptions.

140

patients, 17% of all patients

4 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

750

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

141

patients, 17% of all patients

5 10
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

734

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

122

patients, 15% of all patients

6 2
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

726

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

7 6
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

694

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

177

patients, 21% of all patients

8 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

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

671

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

117

patients, 14% of all patients

9 3
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

541

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

10 11
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

511

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

11 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

12 9
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

486

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

13 5
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

428

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

14 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

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

424

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

15 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

107

patients, 13% of all patients

O 16 4
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

O 17 16
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

18 117
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

19 38
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

20 18
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

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

21 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

22 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

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

305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

23 25
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

24 34
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

267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

25 35
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

266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

26 58
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

27 29
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

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

28 12
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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

29 24
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

30 20
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

31 50
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

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

R 31 33
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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

33 39
KLOR-CON M20

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

34 114
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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

34 41
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

34 17
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

37 30
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

38 22
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

39 46
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

R 40 53
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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

41 37
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

156

patients, 19% of all patients

A 42 47
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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

142

patients, 17% of all patients

A 43 65
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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

44 304
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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

44 43
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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

46 40
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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

47 36
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

48 70
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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

48 135
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

50 23
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

51 168
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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

52 27
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

53 52
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

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

54 49
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

55 26
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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

56 69
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

57 71
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

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

58 67
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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

58 45
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

58 78
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

61 91
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 76
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

63 112
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

R 64 84
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

R 65 62
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

66 107
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

67 59
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

68 51
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

69 154
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

70 85
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

71 162
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

72 110
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

73 44
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

73 74
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 75 68
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

76 48
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

77 31
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

78 124
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 78 60
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

A 80 80
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

81 99
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

81 119
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

83 79
CEFDINIR

Treats certain types of ski... +

Treats certain types of skin infections, throat infections, and lung infections, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, or tonsillitis. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

A 83 125
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

R 85 121
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

86 111
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 87 88
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

88 136
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 89 81
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

90 122
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

A 91 97
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

92 89
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 92 130
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

O 94 61
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

95 183
INVOKANA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (condition in which blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally). Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

96 181
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 97 109
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

A R 98 166
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

98 100
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

100 177
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

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

100 139
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 102 82
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

Latanoprost ophthalmic is used to treat glaucoma (a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision) and ocular hypertension (a condition which causes increased pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 103 233
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

A 104 64
DILTIAZEM ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

104 153
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 106 155
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 107 156
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

107 261
PRADAXA

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) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 107 192
METRONIDAZOLE*

Used to treat serious bacte... +

Used to treat serious bacterial infections in different areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

A 107 311
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

Phenytoin is used to control certain type of seizures, and to treat and prevent seizures that may begin during or after surgery to the brain or nervous system. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 111 126
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

111 146
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

113 219
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 113 66
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 113 90
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

113 173
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 117 129
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 May 25, 2011.
  • 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.