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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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29,935Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 35 out of 3110

$1.86M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 84 out of 3110

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

81% 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

13% of this provider’s 712 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

34% of this provider’s 797 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

26% of this provider’s 712 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

35% of this provider’s 797 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $84 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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

$2.13M

2012

$2.1M

2013

$2.04M

2014

$1.86M

2015

Number of Claims

35,952

2012

38,322

2013

33,694

2014

29,935

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
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,461

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,369

prescriptions.

167

patients, 21% of all patients

1 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

1,277

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,158

prescriptions.

171

patients, 21% of all patients

2 16
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

1,159

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,112

prescriptions.

144

patients, 18% of all patients

3 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

692

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

4 2
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

600

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

5 26
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

571

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

6 10
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

539

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

7 30
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

526

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

8 14
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

522

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

9 4
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

505

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

10 92
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

504

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

11 3
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

437

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

12 8
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

430

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

13 71
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

424

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

14 21
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

397

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

115

patients, 14% of all patients

O 15 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

139

patients, 17% of all patients

O 16 11
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

383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

16 31
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

18 29
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

348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

19 24
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

20 59
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

320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

21 19
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

312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

22 67
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

23 20
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

24 44
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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

25 63
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

254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

P 26 57
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

27 117
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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

27 6
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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

29 58
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

30 106
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

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

31 9
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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

32 22
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

33 5
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

34 55
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

35 38
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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

36 13
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

37 97
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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

38 37
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

39 157
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 40 90
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

41 87
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

42 17
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

43 52
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

44 42
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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

45 51
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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

46 118
KLOR-CON M20

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

47 124
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

48 27
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

Used with proper diet and exercise to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

48 137
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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

50 73
NOVOLIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

51 180
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

O 52 46
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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

52 95
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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

54 18
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

R 55 179
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) caused by congestive heart failure, kidney disease, or liver disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

56 152
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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

56 69
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

58 49
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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

59 113
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

60 110
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

61 111
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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

62 41
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

63 131
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

64 141
VESICARE

Solifenacin is used to trea... +

Solifenacin is used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

65 116
DILTIAZEM HCL

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

66 236
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

67 15
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

67 129
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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

R 69 36
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

70 153
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

71 128
HUMULIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

71 193
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

73 96
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

73 23
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

A 75 56
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

76 33
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

77 86
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

78 32
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

R 79 146
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

80 119
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH

Prevents chest pain (angina... +

Prevents chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

81 234
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

A 82 54
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

83 68
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

84 158
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 P 85 194
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

86 76
KLOR-CON M10

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

87 163
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

87 28
GLUCAGEN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

89 383
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to r... +

Metoclopramide is used to relieve heartburn and speed the healing of ulcers and sores in the esophagus (tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) in people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the esophagus) that did not get better with other treatments. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

89 144
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O 91 142
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

92 66
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 93 281
CLONIDINE

Used alone or together with... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

94 249
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 94 138
PRADAXA

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) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 96 254
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

97 139
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 P 98 346
RIVASTIGMINE*

Used to treat mild to moder... +

Used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss and mental changes) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

99 246
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

100 105
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 101 80
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 102 98
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

Megestrol tablets treat breast and uterine cancer. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

R 103 203
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

R 104 130
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 104 251
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 106 39
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 107 74
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

A 108 93
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 R 109 103
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 110 47
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 111 35
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 112 274
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 112 75
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 114 155
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 115 104
PHENYTOIN

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 116 273
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 116 147
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

116 65
MYRBETRIQ

Used to treat overactive bl... +

Used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 119 212
TAMIFLU

Used in the treatment of th... +

Used in the treatment of the infection caused by the flu virus (influenza A and influenza B). Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

119 315
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 Sept. 6, 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.