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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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30,255Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 1114

$1.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 56 out of 1114

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

61% 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 Kentucky
lower than average

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 612 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

45% of this provider’s 916 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

19% of this provider’s 612 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 14%.

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Opioids

41% of this provider’s 916 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$1.27M

2012

$1.23M

2013

$1.29M

2014

$1.34M

2015

Number of Claims

28,143

2012

31,028

2013

30,570

2014

30,255

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

1,576

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

834

prescriptions.

258

patients, 28% of all patients

O 1 4
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

1,087

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

693

prescriptions.

147

patients, 16% of all patients

2 15
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

986

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

151

patients, 16% 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

906

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

151

patients, 16% of all patients

4 3
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

840

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

128

patients, 14% of all patients

5 7
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

822

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

135

patients, 15% of all patients

6 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

816

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

659

prescriptions.

111

patients, 12% of all patients

7 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

809

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

8 5
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

708

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

9 9
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

583

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

10 10
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

563

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

11 11
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

477

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

12 25
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

471

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

13 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

420

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

14 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

15 12
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

O 16 41
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

352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

17 58
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

327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

18 16
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

322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

19 56
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

315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

20 14
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

21 26
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

22 20
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

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

23 18
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

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

23 48
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

277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

25 27
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

26 19
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

27 22
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

28 42
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

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

29 13
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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

30 65
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

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

31 47
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

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

32 37
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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

33 17
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

O 34 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

35 31
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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

36 21
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

37 54
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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

P 38 64
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

39 28
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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

39 57
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

41 44
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

42 39
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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

43 40
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

43 53
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

45 75
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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

46 126
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

47 24
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

126

patients, 14% of all patients

A 48 89
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

49 35
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

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

50 66
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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

51 70
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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

52 38
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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

53 59
PROMETHAZINE HCL

Promethazine is used to rel... +

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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

R 54 83
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

R 55 61
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

56 68
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

57 29
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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

57 67
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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

59 23
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

60 92
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

61 33
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

62 45
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

63 132
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

64 94
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

A 65 50
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

66 117
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

67 30
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

67 43
LANSOPRAZOLE

Treats stomach ulcers, gast... +

Treats stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 112
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

67 51
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

71 167
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

71 55
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

73 118
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

A 74 72
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

74 95
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS

Theophylline is used to pre... +

Theophylline is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness caused by asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 184
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

76 80
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

78 104
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

79 122
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

80 52
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

A 80 99
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

R 82 46
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

83 76
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

R 84 71
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

85 69
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

86 36
METHADONE HCL

Methadone is used to reliev... +

Methadone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain that has not been relieved by non-narcotic pain relievers. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O 87 219
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

A 88 84
HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

Hydroxyzine is used to relieve the itching caused by allergies and to control the nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

R 89 209
METFORMIN HCL ER

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

89 49
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

91 124
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

R 91 142
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O 91 107
METHOTREXATE

Treats several kinds of can... +

Treats several kinds of cancer, including cancer of the blood, bone, lung, breast, head, or neck. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

94 265
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

95 86
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

96 79
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 96 73
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

96 78
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 99 199
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

99 77
PREMARIN

Estrogens are female hormon... +

Estrogens are female hormones. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

R 101 212
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

101 125
ENDOCET

Treats moderate to moderate... +

Treats moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 103 198
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

103 106
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

105 164
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

106 108
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

106 62
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

108 149
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 109 140
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE

Sumatriptan is used to trea... +

Sumatriptan is used to treat the symptoms of migraine headaches (severe, throbbing headaches that sometimes is accompanied by nausea or sensitivity to sound and light). Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

110 243
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

110 239
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 110 139
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 113 81
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 113 165
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE

Used to treat symptoms of l... +

Used to treat symptoms of low testosterone in men who do not produce enough natural testosterone. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 115 419
CIMETIDINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 116 498
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

116 100
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

116 182
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A 116 63
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 116 116
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. 7, 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.