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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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25,708Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 673

$1.57M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 673

823 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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 Mississippi
lower than average

Antipsychotics

6% of this provider’s 555 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

45% of this provider’s 823 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 38%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

20% of this provider’s 555 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

40% of this provider’s 823 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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

$1.26M

2012

$1.34M

2013

$1.47M

2014

$1.57M

2015

Number of Claims

21,895

2012

24,140

2013

25,444

2014

25,708

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
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

1,308

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

825

prescriptions.

189

patients, 23% 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

912

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

139

patients, 17% of all patients

2 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

872

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

231

patients, 28% of all patients

O 3 5
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

782

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

644

prescriptions.

131

patients, 16% of all patients

4 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

708

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

112

patients, 14% of all patients

5 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

671

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

119

patients, 14% of all patients

6 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

646

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

7 8
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

638

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

8 11
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

631

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

9 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

539

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

10 20
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

521

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

11 3
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

505

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

12 9
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

13 18
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

411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

14 23
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

15 14
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

16 4
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

17 47
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

18 15
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

326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

19 12
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

20 19
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

21 37
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

274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

22 44
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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

R 23 38
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

24 82
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

25 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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

26 30
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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

27 16
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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

28 25
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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

29 73
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

30 80
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

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

31 22
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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

32 94
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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

33 28
NIACIN ER

Lowers cholesterol and trig... +

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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

34 205
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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

35 54
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

35 64
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

O 37 59
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

118

patients, 14% of all patients

A 38 76
COLCRYS

Used to prevent gout attack... +

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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

38 143
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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

40 41
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

125

patients, 15% of all patients

A 40 50
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

42 24
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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

42 65
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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

44 46
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

44 29
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

46 35
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

47 34
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

48 116
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

49 52
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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P 50 49
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

51 51
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

52 27
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

53 68
SUBOXONE

Treats an addiction to or d... +

Treats an addiction to or dependence on narcotic medicine. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 174
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

55 53
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 101
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

R 57 114
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

58 95
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

59 33
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 79
NAPROXEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by arthritis, gout, menstrual cramps, tendinitis, headache, backache, and toothache. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

61 85
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

Treats short-term, medium to medium-severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

O 62 164
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

63 40
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 64 191
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

65 110
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

65 103
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

This combination medication is used to treat a variety of inflamed fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

67 186
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

67 61
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

A 69 58
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

69 81
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

71 104
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

72 196
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

73 136
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

O 73 111
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

75 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

75 39
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 77 193
PIOGLITAZONE-METFORMIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

78 340
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 79 102
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

80 139
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

81 62
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

81 43
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 81 36
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 84 124
CEFPROZIL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

A 85 217
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

86 109
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 86 21
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

R 86 72
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

89 31
JANUMET

This is a combination drug ... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 90 172
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

90 42
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 92 55
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 93 90
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

94 26
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

95 66
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 95 75
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 97 180
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 97 63
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

Used with proper diet and exercise to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 99 162
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 100 32
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 100 225
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

102 48
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE

For the treatment of hypert... +

For the treatment of hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 103 156
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 104 122
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 Jan. 21, 2010.
  • 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.