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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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25,650Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 40 out of 1528

$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 64 out of 1528

683 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% 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 Missouri
lower than average

Antipsychotics

5% of this provider’s 547 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

39% of this provider’s 683 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

17% of this provider’s 547 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 12%.

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Opioids

36% of this provider’s 683 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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

$1.06M

2012

$1.11M

2013

$1.21M

2014

$1.25M

2015

Number of Claims

20,977

2012

23,076

2013

24,804

2014

25,650

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

919

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

143

patients, 21% of all patients

O 1 5
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

874

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

728

prescriptions.

125

patients, 18% of all patients

2 3
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

856

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

756

prescriptions.

135

patients, 20% of all patients

3 8
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

802

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

691

prescriptions.

122

patients, 18% of all patients

4 4
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

801

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

116

patients, 17% of all patients

5 1
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

728

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

108

patients, 16% of all patients

6 2
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

628

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

7 7
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

556

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

8 9
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

504

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

9 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

486

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

10 6
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

483

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

11 21
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

O 12 15
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

425

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

13 19
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

14 24
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

15 13
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

324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

16 27
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

17 28
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

299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

18 40
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

294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

19 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

20 11
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

285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

21 12
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

22 63
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

23 34
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

279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

23 17
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

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

25 20
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

26 41
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

251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

27 98
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

248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

28 18
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

Morphine (extended release) is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O 29 85
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

103

patients, 15% of all patients

30 42
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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

31 25
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

32 97
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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

33 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

34 33
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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

P 35 57
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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

36 16
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

37 26
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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

38 29
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

39 67
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

40 77
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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

41 35
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O 42 37
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

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

43 23
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

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 44 70
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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

45 105
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

46 79
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

47 43
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

48 49
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

48 36
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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

50 51
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 88
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

52 32
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

52 50
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

54 126
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

54 64
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

54 76
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

57 74
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

A 57 80
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

R 59 127
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 59
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

A 61 160
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 31
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

63 44
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 39
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

64 75
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 171
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 154
CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

R 68 141
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 69 45
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

69 72
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

71 99
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

71 73
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 73 47
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 128
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 75 139
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 111
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 53
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

77 114
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

77 46
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

80 167
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

80 134
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

80 104
CARTIA XT

Used alone or together with... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

83 173
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

83 68
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 85 55
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

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

85 66
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

R 87 38
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 88 158
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 88 58
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

88 91
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

R 91 69
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 91 56
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

59

prescriptions.

<11 91 54
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 94 30
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

94 194
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 94 93
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 94 71
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

A 98 52
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 98 206
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 P 100 89
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

100 100
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 100 147
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

Pramipexole 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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 103 138
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

R 104 129
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 105 144
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

R 106 65
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

106 96
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 108 60
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 109 109
FINASTERIDE

Treats an enlarged prostate... +

Treats an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) in men and causes hair growth in male pattern baldness. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

110 78
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 110 155
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 112 118
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 Oct. 18, 2007.
  • 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.