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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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28,761Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 41 out of 3110

$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 311 out of 3110

710 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% 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

4% of this provider’s 525 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

55% of this provider’s 710 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

28% of this provider’s 525 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

28% of this provider’s 710 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $84 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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

$1.07M

2012

$1.21M

2013

$1.18M

2014

$1.13M

2015

Number of Claims

25,035

2012

28,776

2013

28,577

2014

28,761

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

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

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

A

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

P

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

R

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

10

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

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

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

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

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

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

1,102

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

950

prescriptions.

170

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,078

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

858

prescriptions.

185

patients, 26% of all patients

2 7
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

1,025

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

692

prescriptions.

143

patients, 20% of all patients

3 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

921

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

746

prescriptions.

151

patients, 21% of all patients

4 16
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

783

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

141

patients, 20% of all patients

O 5 46
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

674

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

114

patients, 16% of all patients

6 4
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

671

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

7 2
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

577

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

8 8
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

560

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

9 6
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

548

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

10 5
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

539

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

11 9
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

522

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

12 21
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

521

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

13 10
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

14 27
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

432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

15 13
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

417

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

16 33
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

403

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

17 31
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

18 20
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

389

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

19 52
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

387

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

20 19
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

380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

21 18
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

22 30
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

368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

23 74
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

358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

24 14
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

351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

25 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

26 34
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

315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

27 63
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

297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

28 47
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

276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

29 39
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

193

patients, 27% of all patients

A 30 45
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

31 49
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

158

patients, 22% of all patients

A 32 122
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

33 38
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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

34 66
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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

35 26
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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

36 62
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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

R 37 36
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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

38 51
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

R 39 130
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

40 29
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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

40 53
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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

42 80
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

43 40
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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

R 44 133
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

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

45 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

O 46 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

47 3
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

48 112
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

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

49 69
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

50 106
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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

R 51 146
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

O 52 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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

53 58
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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

54 24
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

55 25
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

56 44
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

56 42
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

A 58 56
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

59 67
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

60 68
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 37
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

R 61 103
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

63 41
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

64 170
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 119
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

A 66 125
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

67 71
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 159
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

69 115
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

70 96
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 136
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

Treats short-term, medium to medium-severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 72 100
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

72 110
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

74 129
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 184
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

75 84
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 70
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

78 192
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

78 32
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

A 80 54
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

81 28
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

82 204
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

82 78
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

84 64
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

84 97
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 86 57
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

87 259
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

A 88 91
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL

The combination of albutero... +

The combination of albuterol and ipratropium is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

89 118
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 90 227
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 91 92
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 92 223
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 93 50
NIFEDICAL XL

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 94 189
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

95 23
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

96 111
HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

R 97 271
BENAZEPRIL HCL

Benazepril is used alone or... +

Benazepril 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

50

prescriptions.

<11 97 88
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 99 89
KLOR-CON 8 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 99 457
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

99 35
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

102 65
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS

Theophylline is used to pre... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 103 365
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 May 20, 2008.
  • 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.