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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,807Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 282 out of 3110

$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 278 out of 3110

776 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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 Texas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

47% of this provider’s 776 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

12% of this provider’s 640 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

32% of this provider’s 776 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $84 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$1.08M

2012

$1.41M

2013

$1.35M

2014

$1.2M

2015

Number of Claims

18,985

2012

21,675

2013

17,627

2014

15,807

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
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

681

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

235

patients, 30% of all patients

1 5
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

564

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

194

patients, 25% of all patients

2 6
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

522

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

171

patients, 22% of all patients

3 4
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

507

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

212

patients, 27% of all patients

4 8
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

502

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

160

patients, 21% of all patients

O 5 12
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

488

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

6 17
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

423

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

O 7 46
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

401

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

126

patients, 16% of all patients

8 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

373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

121

patients, 16% of all patients

9 2
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

285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

138

patients, 18% of all patients

10 109
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

247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

11 22
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

12 94
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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

13 14
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

14 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

15 3
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

16 10
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

17 99
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

18 23
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

122

patients, 16% of all patients

A 19 45
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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

20 39
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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

20 9
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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

22 15
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

23 77
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

24 21
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

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

25 74
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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

26 70
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

A 27 56
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

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

28 181
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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

R 29 36
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

30 27
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

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

31 127
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

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

32 81
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

33 35
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

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

34 28
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

A 35 93
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

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

35 24
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

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

37 51
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

Treats type 2 diabetes. +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

38 135
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

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

39 115
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

40 49
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

41 34
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

42 20
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

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

43 37
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

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

44 84
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A 45 122
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

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

46 32
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

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

46 53
CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

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

85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

R 48 167
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH

Dexamethasone reduces the i... +

Dexamethasone reduces the irritation, redness, burning, and swelling of eye caused by chemicals, heat, radiation, infection, allergy, or foreign bodies in the eye. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

49 446
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

50 33
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

51 101
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

52 25
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

53 13
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

53 61
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

A 55 54
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

56 66
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 44
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL

The combination of amlodipi... +

The combination of amlodipine and benazepril is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

56 89
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

59 16
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

59 154
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

This medicine is an antifungal. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

59 362
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

62 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O 63 11
CEFDINIR

Treats certain types of ski... +

Treats certain types of skin infections, throat infections, and lung infections, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, or tonsillitis. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A 64 156
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

65 47
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

66 40
IBANDRONATE SODIUM

Used to prevent and treat o... +

Used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

67 202
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

67 182
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

69 19
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

69 82
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN

This combination of medicin... +

This combination of medicines are used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

69 221
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

72 52
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

73 68
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE

Treats diarrhea. +

Treats diarrhea. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

74 320
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

75 161
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

A 76 91
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

76 111
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 Nov. 1, 2011.
  • 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.