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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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36,788Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 1114

$1.8M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 1114

823 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

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

Antipsychotics

5% of this provider’s 646 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

33% of this provider’s 823 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

19% of this provider’s 646 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 14%.

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Opioids

37% of this provider’s 823 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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

$1.49M

2012

$1.83M

2013

$1.93M

2014

$1.8M

2015

Number of Claims

28,332

2012

35,464

2013

37,204

2014

36,788

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

1,926

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,104

prescriptions.

225

patients, 27% of all patients

O 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

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

1,496

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,232

prescriptions.

159

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

890

prescriptions.

194

patients, 24% of all patients

3 2
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

1,114

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,022

prescriptions.

142

patients, 17% of all patients

4 5
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,109

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

975

prescriptions.

143

patients, 17% of all patients

5 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

837

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

139

patients, 17% of all patients

6 3
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

703

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

107

patients, 13% of all patients

7 8
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

656

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

8 13
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

624

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

9 9
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

581

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

10 19
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

560

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

11 23
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

555

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

12 27
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

527

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

13 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

522

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

14 6
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

509

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

15 18
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

468

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

16 17
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

465

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

17 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

461

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

18 12
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

454

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

19 47
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

444

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

20 10
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

432

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

21 44
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

22 15
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

23 24
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

362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

24 43
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

350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

25 49
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

340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

26 11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

27 54
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

28 39
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

29 34
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

330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

30 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

31 29
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

32 25
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

279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

33 51
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

O 34 41
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

35 92
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

O 36 32
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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

36 21
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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

36 14
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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

39 31
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

240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

40 16
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

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

41 66
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

42 33
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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

43 40
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

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

44 30
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

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

44 48
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

46 108
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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

47 37
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O 48 90
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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

49 95
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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

R 50 46
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

51 35
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

52 78
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

53 22
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

53 146
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

55 28
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

156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

56 106
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

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

57 130
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

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

R 57 83
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

59 96
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

R 60 61
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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 60 64
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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

62 58
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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

R 63 71
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 52
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

65 81
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

66 55
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

67 42
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 68 119
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

68 76
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL

Nortriptyline is used to tr... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

70 228
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 71 107
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

R 71 128
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

73 158
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

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

73 67
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

73 105
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

76 45
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

77 98
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

77 79
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 79 77
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

79 57
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

81 62
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

81 73
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 O 83 145
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

83 122
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

83 60
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

86 75
SYMBICORT

This is a combination of bu... +

This is a combination of budesonide and formoterol used to help control the symptoms of asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

86 80
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

88 68
METHOCARBAMOL

Treats muscle pain and spas... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

R 88 228
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

90 69
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

A 90 63
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 92 88
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 93 116
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 93 134
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

95 36
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

A 96 153
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

96 132
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

Latanoprost ophthalmic is used to treat glaucoma (a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision) and ocular hypertension (a condition which causes increased pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 98 227
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

98 85
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

100 191
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 P 100 188
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

102 154
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 R 103 221
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

103 124
CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 R 105 233
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

106 104
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

107 53
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

A 107 99
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

109 93
CEFTRIAXONE*

Treats infections caused by... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

A 109 196
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

109 237
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

41

prescriptions.

<11 112 141
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 112 160
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

114 65
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

115 164
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 116 126
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM

Used to prevent deep venous... +

Used to prevent deep venous thrombosis, a condition in which harmful blood clots form in the blood vessels of the legs. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 116 296
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

116 56
ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

Albuterol is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways). Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

119 179
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 120 205
NOVOLIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

120 235
ADVAIR DISKUS

Prevents symptoms of asthma... +

Prevents symptoms of asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

122 86
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

123 140
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

A 123 89
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 125 114
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

126 173
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

126 161
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

128 259
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

38

prescriptions.

<11 128 265
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 130 199
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

A 130 50
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

130 82
SOTALOL

Treats an irregular heartbe... +

Treats an irregular heartbeat. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 130 219
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

Digox (digoxin) is used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

R 134 151
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

135 149
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

Causes numbness or loss of feeling in an area of your body. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 135 242
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 135 97
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 138 165
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 139 110
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 P 139 155
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. 14, 2012.
  • 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.