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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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22,074Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 52 out of 1404

$1.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 41 out of 1404

607 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Tennessee
lower than average

Antipsychotics

5% of this provider’s 539 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

40% of this provider’s 607 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

26% of this provider’s 539 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 13%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 607 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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

$987K

2012

$1.24M

2013

$1.37M

2014

$1.28M

2015

Number of Claims

17,635

2012

22,339

2013

22,117

2014

22,074

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

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

810

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

762

prescriptions.

105

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

721

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

2 7
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

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

572

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

3 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

543

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

4 13
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

5 6
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

6 2
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

384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

7 46
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

8 25
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

9 9
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

373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

10 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

11 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

O 12 5
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

13 11
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

334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

14 4
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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

15 27
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

16 28
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

267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

17 10
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

18 21
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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

19 41
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

20 18
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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

21 42
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

22 57
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

23 87
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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

24 12
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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

25 16
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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

26 15
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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

27 59
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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

28 76
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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

29 20
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

30 23
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

31 48
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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

32 14
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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

33 38
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

34 36
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

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

R 35 43
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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

36 29
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 70
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

38 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

38 71
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

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

40 19
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

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

41 62
FELODIPINE ER

Felodipine is used to treat... +

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

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

42 288
CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

Treats a circulation problem in which too little blood flows into your leg muscles (intermittent claudication). Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 289
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

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 44 53
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

R 44 123
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 72
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

47 37
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O 48 26
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 74
FAMOTIDINE*

Treats ulcers, gastroesopha... +

Treats ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause the stomach to produce too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 67
NITROFURANTOIN

Treats or prevents urinary ... +

Treats or prevents urinary tract infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

A R 50 188
DILTIAZEM 24HR 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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 52 203
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

53 65
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

54 128
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 124
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

56 45
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

56 40
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 58 108
PRISTIQ ER

Used to treat depression. D... +

Used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11 59 281
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

59 32
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

A 59 63
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

62 105
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Levocetirizine is an antihi... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

62 144
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

64 31
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 65 49
VICTOZA 3-PAK

Used to treat a type of dia... +

Used to treat a type of diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes) called type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

66 257
GALANTAMINE HBR

Galantamine is used to trea... +

Galantamine is used to treat the symptoms of 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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 67 225
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

A 68 106
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

69 30
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 69 64
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

71 164
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

71 51
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 73 165
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

74 135
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

A 75 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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 76 68
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

76 52
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

78 61
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

R 78 111
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 80 189
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

81 116
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

81 150
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

83 34
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

83 258
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 83 88
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

86 50
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 86 97
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE

Bethanechol is used to reli... +

Bethanechol is used to relieve difficulties in urinating caused by surgery, drugs, or other factors. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 88 374
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 88 39
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

90 117
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 90 75
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 92 161
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 P 93 81
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

94 60
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

94 24
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

94 109
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 O 97 44
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

97 100
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

97 54
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 97 121
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 101 95
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

102 90
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

102 78
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

A 102 86
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 102 137
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 R 106 184
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

106 180
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 108 92
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 108 237
CHLORTHALIDONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 110 140
DEXILANT

Treats erosive esophagitis,... +

Treats erosive esophagitis, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other conditions caused by too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

111 149
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30

This is used by people with... +

This is used by people with diabetes to help keep blood sugar levels under control. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 112 337
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 113 136
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 113 147
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A 115 56
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 March 3, 2016.
  • 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.