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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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25,361Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 941

$1.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 941

507 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
29% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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 Arkansas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

10% of this provider’s 146 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

56% of this provider’s 507 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

32% of this provider’s 146 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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Opioids

70% of this provider’s 507 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 27%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $48 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

50 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

$1.2M

2012

$1.15M

2013

$1.26M

2014

$1.35M

2015

Number of Claims

21,838

2012

22,856

2013

23,899

2014

25,361

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

1,685

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

230

patients, 45% 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

1,231

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

155

patients, 31% of all patients

2 17
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

782

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

134

patients, 26% of all patients

3 6
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

647

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

83

patients, 16% of all patients

4 56
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

609

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

104

patients, 21% of all patients

5 2
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

540

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

103

patients, 20% of all patients

6 7
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

536

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

103

patients, 20% of all patients

O 7 16
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

532

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

100

patients, 20% of all patients

8 5
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

508

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

9 1
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

505

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

90

patients, 18% of all patients

10 14
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

504

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

94

patients, 19% of all patients

11 11
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

435

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

R 12 92
CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

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

422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

R 13 95
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

392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

14 8
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

15 18
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

352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

16 40
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

350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

17 28
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

339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

90

patients, 18% of all patients

18 36
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

60

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

19 50
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

20 23
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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

R 21 33
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

276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

R 22 62
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

23 10
DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

24 237
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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

25 13
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

R 26 53
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

135

patients, 27% of all patients

A 27 97
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

28 20
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

29 22
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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

30 3
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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

31 12
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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

32 59
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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

33 37
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

34 9
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

35 29
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

O 36 57
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

O 37 77
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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

38 41
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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

39 15
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

105

patients, 21% of all patients

A 40 47
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

41 119
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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

42 35
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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

P 43 60
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

44 30
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O 45 115
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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

45 202
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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

45 43
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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

48 73
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

48 26
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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

50 48
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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

50 25
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT

Used to help control the sy... +

Used to help control the symptoms of lung diseases, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

52 152
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O 53 184
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

54 27
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

55 74
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 52
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

56 169
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

56 137
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

59 69
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

60 124
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O 61 134
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

62 126
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

63 91
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

64 75
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

R 65 84
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

66 127
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

67 78
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

68 45
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

69 51
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

70 42
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

71 107
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 132
PENTOXIFYLLINE

Treats problems from poor b... +

Treats problems from poor blood circulation by improving the flow of blood through blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

73 236
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

73 128
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

73 82
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

73 72
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

73 44
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 78 165
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 78 55
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

A 80 80
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

81 32
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 82 144
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 82 145
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

84 147
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

85 103
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

86 101
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

86 67
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

88 58
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 88 86
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

A 90 65
PREMARIN

Estrogens are female hormon... +

Estrogens are female hormones. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

R 90 214
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 92 99
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

A 92 64
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

94 161
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

95 215
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

96 19
DULERA

Used to treat asthma and im... +

Used to treat asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

97 418
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 97 66
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

97 34
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 97 162
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 101 122
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

101 49
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve tension headaches. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 R 103 277
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Aug. 17, 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.