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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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52,946Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 4892

$8.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 4892

2,855 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

83% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

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

Antipsychotics

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

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Antibiotics

47% of this provider’s 2,855 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

7% of this provider’s 2,391 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

6% of this provider’s 2,855 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$153 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$6.86M

2012

$7.52M

2013

$7.88M

2014

$8.07M

2015

Number of Claims

52,231

2012

55,975

2013

53,313

2014

52,946

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
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

2,035

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,796

prescriptions.

695

patients, 24% of all patients

1 3
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

1,815

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,555

prescriptions.

640

patients, 22% of all patients

2 12
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

1,734

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,536

prescriptions.

546

patients, 19% of all patients

10 3 39
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,713

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,507

prescriptions.

573

patients, 20% of all patients

4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

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

1,490

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,273

prescriptions.

453

patients, 16% of all patients

5 1
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

1,463

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,259

prescriptions.

512

patients, 18% of all patients

6 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,373

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,207

prescriptions.

481

patients, 17% of all patients

7 4
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

1,283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,098

prescriptions.

650

patients, 23% of all patients

8 25
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

1,205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,147

prescriptions.

434

patients, 15% of all patients

9 31
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

1,055

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

908

prescriptions.

417

patients, 15% of all patients

10 13
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

1,051

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

926

prescriptions.

379

patients, 13% of all patients

11 34
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

962

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

835

prescriptions.

383

patients, 13% of all patients

12 7
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

930

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

791

prescriptions.

318

patients, 11% of all patients

13 38
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

896

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

780

prescriptions.

347

patients, 12% of all patients

14 8
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

Treats type 2 diabetes. +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

895

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

837

prescriptions.

276

patients, 10% of all patients

10 15 130
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

879

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

777

prescriptions.

284

patients, 10% of all patients

16 16
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

750

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

278

patients, 10% of all patients

17 27
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN

This is used by people with... +

This is used by people with diabetes to help keep blood sugar levels under control. Source: National Library of Medicine

699

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

208

patients, 7% of all patients

10 18 239
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

697

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

226

patients, 8% of all patients

19 20
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

676

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

216

patients, 8% of all patients

20 54
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN

This is used by people with... +

This is used by people with diabetes to help keep blood sugar levels under control. Source: National Library of Medicine

650

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

212

patients, 7% of all patients

10 21 295
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

628

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

240

patients, 8% of all patients

22 80
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

605

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

290

patients, 10% of all patients

23 117
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

589

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

177

patients, 6% of all patients

24 66
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

584

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

212

patients, 7% of all patients

25 14
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

556

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

204

patients, 7% of all patients

26 2
JANUMET

This is a combination drug ... +

This is a combination drug containing metformin and sitagliptin and is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

551

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

192

patients, 7% of all patients

27 159
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

520

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

161

patients, 6% of all patients

28 133
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

493

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

418

patients, 15% of all patients

A 29 92
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

430

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

138

patients, 5% of all patients

30 45
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

426

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

137

patients, 5% of all patients

31 23
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

423

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

357

patients, 13% of all patients

A 32 40
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

416

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

173

patients, 6% of all patients

33 10
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

400

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

231

patients, 8% of all patients

34 115
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

390

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

133

patients, 5% of all patients

35 87
JENTADUETO 385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

123

patients, 4% of all patients

10 36 322
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

378

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

319

patients, 11% of all patients

A 37 61
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

368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

132

patients, 5% of all patients

38 53
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

361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

225

patients, 8% of all patients

39 67
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

114

patients, 4% of all patients

40 62
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

360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

162

patients, 6% of all patients

40 29
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

346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

131

patients, 5% of all patients

42 55
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

340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

154

patients, 5% of all patients

43 42
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

339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

181

patients, 6% of all patients

44 121
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

334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

125

patients, 4% of all patients

45 33
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

323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

147

patients, 5% of all patients

46 19
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

279

patients, 10% of all patients

A 47 75
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

307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

98

patients, 3% of all patients

48 15
INVOKANA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (condition in which blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally). Source: National Library of Medicine

304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

97

patients, 3% of all patients

49 156
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

148

patients, 5% of all patients

50 126
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

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

295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

105

patients, 4% of all patients

51 90
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

84

patients, 3% of all patients

52 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

208

patients, 7% of all patients

53 24
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

Treats gastroesophageal ref... +

Treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and a damaged esophagus. Source: National Library of Medicine

286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

165

patients, 6% of all patients

10 54 176
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

248

patients, 9% of all patients

A 55 51
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

278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

98

patients, 3% of all patients

56 78
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30

This is used by people with... +

This is used by people with diabetes to help keep blood sugar levels under control. Source: National Library of Medicine

261

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

78

patients, 3% of all patients

10 57 301
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

251

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

222

patients, 8% of all patients

A 58 98
TERBINAFINE HCL

Terbinafine is used to trea... +

Terbinafine is used to treat fungal infections of the toenail and fingernail. Source: National Library of Medicine

249

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

160

patients, 6% of all patients

59 246
UNIFINE PENTIPS

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

246

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

75

patients, 3% of all patients

10 60 323
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

246

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

74

patients, 3% of all patients

60 22
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

222

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

96

patients, 3% of all patients

62 83
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

222

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

84

patients, 3% of all patients

62 26
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

218

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

118

patients, 4% of all patients

64 70
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 213

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

63

patients, 2% of all patients

65 374
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

209

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

69

patients, 2% of all patients

66 73
EASY TOUCH PEN NEEDLE 207

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

67

patients, 2% of all patients

10 67 277
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

202

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

78

patients, 3% of all patients

68 124
CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

Treats a circulation problem in which too little blood flows into your leg muscles (intermittent claudication). Source: National Library of Medicine

197

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

66

patients, 2% of all patients

69 178
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

194

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

78

patients, 3% of all patients

70 21
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

193

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

113

patients, 4% of all patients

O 71 11
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

187

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

79

patients, 3% of all patients

72 18
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

179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

67

patients, 2% of all patients

73 48
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

179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

79

patients, 3% of all patients

73 52
SURE COMFORT* 178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

75

patients, 3% of all patients

75 327
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

172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

139

patients, 5% of all patients

76 46
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL

The combination of glyburid... +

The combination of glyburide and metformin is used to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) in people whose diabetes cannot be controlled by diet and exercise alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

77

patients, 3% of all patients

R 10 77 247
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

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

161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

47

patients, 2% of all patients

78 65
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

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

54

patients, 2% of all patients

79 81
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

125

patients, 4% of all patients

80 151
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

81 69
VICTOZA 3-PAK

Used to treat a type of dia... +

Used to treat a type of diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes) called type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

51

patients, 2% of all patients

81 238
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

76

patients, 3% of all patients

83 103
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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

63

patients, 2% of all patients

84 44
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

69

patients, 2% of all patients

85 102
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

96

patients, 3% of all patients

86 187
IBANDRONATE SODIUM

Used to prevent and treat o... +

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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

42

patients, 1% of all patients

87 185
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN

This combination of medicin... +

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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

46

patients, 2% of all patients

88 282
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

52

patients, 2% of all patients

89 37
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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

48

patients, 2% of all patients

89 63
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE

The combination of nystatin... +

The combination of nystatin and triamcinolone is used to treat fungal skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

102

patients, 4% of all patients

91 398
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

34

patients, 1% of all patients

92 168
VICTOZA 2-PAK

Used with a diet and exerci... +

Used with a diet and exercise program to control blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

46

patients, 2% of all patients

93 293
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN-HCTZ 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

10 94 357
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

88

prescriptions.

47

patients, 2% of all patients

95 76
INCONTROL PEN NEEDLE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

55

patients, 2% of all patients

10 96 382
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

93

patients, 3% of all patients

97 160
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

98 147
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

99 107
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

41

patients, 1% of all patients

100 17
HUMALOG MIX 50-50 KWIKPEN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

10 101 517
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

32

patients, 1% of all patients

102 60
NASONEX

Treats or prevents the symp... +

Treats or prevents the symptoms of seasonal (short-term) and perennial (year-round) allergies (hay fever), such as stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, and watery eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

74

patients, 3% of all patients

103 244
NOVOFINE 32

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

35

patients, 1% of all patients

104 388
VYTORIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

47

patients, 2% of all patients

104 263
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

31

patients, 1% of all patients

106 137
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.

33

patients, 1% of all patients

106 93
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

32

patients, 1% of all patients

108 140
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

109 174
SURE COMFORT* 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

110 522
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

33

patients, 1% of all patients

111 127
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

112 111
GLIPIZIDE ER

Glipizide is used along wit... +

Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, 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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

113 104
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

113 96
SURE COMFORT* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

115 526
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

116 77
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

56

patients, 2% of all patients

117 110
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

32

patients, 1% of all patients

118 74
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

30

patients, 1% of all patients

119 28
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

44

patients, 2% of all patients

O 120 112
JANUMET XR

This combination is used to... +

This combination is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

120 261
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

Treats problems with urination caused by an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH). Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

122 214
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

122 88
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

33

patients, 1% of all patients

122 359
AZOR

This is a combination of am... +

This is a combination of amlodipine and olmesartan is a combination of medicines that may be used alone or with other medicines to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

122 331
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

31

patients, 1% of all patients

122 340
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

38

patients, 1% of all patients

127 172
ULTICARE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

35

patients, 1% of all patients

127 345
CHLORTHALIDONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

127 155
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

130 50
PEN NEEDLES 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

10 131 495
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

33

patients, 1% of all patients

132 231
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

132 175
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL

Nortriptyline is used to tr... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

132 193
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

132 79
ONGLYZA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (condition in which blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally). Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

136 204
CEFDINIR

Treats certain types of ski... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

46

patients, 2% of all patients

A 137 116
INVOKAMET 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

137 385
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

139 100
DEXILANT

Treats erosive esophagitis,... +

Treats erosive esophagitis, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other conditions caused by too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

139 173
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

141 84
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

142 152
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

143 420
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

34

patients, 1% of all patients

R 144 105
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

144 119
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

R 146 36
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

146 289
ACTONEL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

146 605
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 Dec. 2, 2009.
  • 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.