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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,686Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 70 out of 3110

$1.59M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 146 out of 3110

1,479 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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 Texas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 1,254 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

33% of this provider’s 1,479 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

15% of this provider’s 1,254 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

30% of this provider’s 1,479 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $84 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$1.36M

2012

$1.37M

2013

$1.38M

2014

$1.59M

2015

Number of Claims

24,917

2012

24,442

2013

22,316

2014

24,686

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

931

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

822

prescriptions.

222

patients, 15% of all patients

1 1
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

890

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

791

prescriptions.

232

patients, 16% of all patients

2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

841

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

259

patients, 18% of all patients

O 3 11
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

797

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

696

prescriptions.

227

patients, 15% of all patients

4 4
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

723

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

204

patients, 14% of all patients

5 5
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

584

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

141

patients, 10% of all patients

6 17
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

565

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

144

patients, 10% of all patients

7 7
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

540

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

161

patients, 11% of all patients

8 8
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

508

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

157

patients, 11% of all patients

9 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

485

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

129

patients, 9% of all patients

10 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

478

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

112

patients, 8% of all patients

11 16
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

436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

110

patients, 7% of all patients

12 14
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

154

patients, 10% of all patients

O 13 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

389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

86

patients, 6% of all patients

14 26
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

104

patients, 7% of all patients

14 10
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

335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

16 24
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

331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

96

patients, 6% of all patients

17 19
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

316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

85

patients, 6% of all patients

18 13
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

315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

19 31
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

20 30
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

81

patients, 5% of all patients

21 20
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

288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

96

patients, 6% of all patients

22 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

282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

75

patients, 5% of all patients

23 15
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

24 83
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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

85

patients, 6% of all patients

25 9
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

76

patients, 5% of all patients

26 21
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

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

27 22
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

28 25
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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

29 37
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

30 68
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

31 27
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

162

patients, 11% of all patients

A 32 45
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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

64

patients, 4% of all patients

R 33 36
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

34 38
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

34 29
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

36 50
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

79

patients, 5% of all patients

37 23
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

38 55
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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

39 28
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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

P 40 57
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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

41 58
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

42 59
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

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

43 41
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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

44 47
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

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

45 82
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

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

46 32
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

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

102

patients, 7% of all patients

A 47 54
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

47 44
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

49 33
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

50 51
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

51 52
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

52 39
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

53 49
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

54 61
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

55 53
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

55 87
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

57 128
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

58 99
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

59 110
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

80

patients, 5% of all patients

A 60 56
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

61 35
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

62 65
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

A 63 91
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

64 71
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

65 112
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

O 66 142
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

67 102
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

68 105
NUEDEXTA

Used to treat pseudobulbar ... +

Used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA; a condition of sudden, frequent outbursts of crying or laughing that can not be controlled) in people with certain conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease; condition in which the nerves that control muscle movement slowly die, causing the muscles to shrink and weaken) or multiple sclerosis (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). Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 69 148
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Levocetirizine is an antihi... +

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and hives of the skin. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

69 109
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

69 42
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

72 60
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 P 72 138
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

A 74 123
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

75 88
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

75 80
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

77 118
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

78 63
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

79 40
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

80 64
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

80 114
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

80 34
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

R 80 130
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

84 85
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

84 98
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

86 119
GLYBURIDE

Used with diet and exercise... +

Used with diet and exercise to help control blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

R 86 277
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

88 67
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

88 155
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

Treats fungus infections in the mouth, throat, and intestines. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

88 150
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

91 107
RENVELA

Lowers the amount of phosph... +

Lowers the amount of phosphorus in blood of patients receiving kidney dialysis. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 92 178
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

92 62
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 92 246
ONDANSETRON HCL*

Ondansetron is used to prev... +

Ondansetron is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

95 165
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

95 72
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

97 43
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

98 78
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

A R 99 160
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

R 99 103
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 101 198
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

101 66
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 Aug. 19, 2014.
  • 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.