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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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17,275Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 85 out of 936

$859K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 125 out of 936

518 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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 Louisiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

4% of this provider’s 408 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

42% of this provider’s 518 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

25% of this provider’s 408 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 14%.

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Opioids

34% of this provider’s 518 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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

$848K

2012

$872K

2013

$869K

2014

$859K

2015

Number of Claims

16,927

2012

17,934

2013

17,168

2014

17,275

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

675

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

595

prescriptions.

93

patients, 18% of all patients

1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

662

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

112

patients, 22% of all patients

O 2 7
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

507

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

91

patients, 18% of all patients

3 8
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

494

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

4 12
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

470

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

5 9
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

437

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

87

patients, 17% of all patients

6 19
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

431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

7 1
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

417

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

8 14
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

9 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

10 13
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

357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

11 6
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

276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

12 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

271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

13 15
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

266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

R 14 36
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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

15 21
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

16 20
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

O 17 18
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

18 32
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

19 42
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

20 22
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

21 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

22 4
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

23 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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

24 25
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

25 35
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

26 26
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

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

27 10
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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

28 41
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

106

patients, 20% of all patients

A 28 47
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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

30 56
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

31 48
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

32 23
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

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

33 30
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

34 27
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

112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 64
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

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

36 78
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

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

R 37 88
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

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

37 16
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 171
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

105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 40
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

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

41 58
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

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

42 39
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

43 31
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

44 85
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

45 24
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

87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

46 69
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 47 71
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 28
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

48 53
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE

Bisoprolol is used alone or... +

Bisoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

50 140
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

51 102
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 68
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

53 37
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 54 96
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

54 60
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

A 56 188
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 57 84
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

57 43
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

59 99
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 59 46
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 61 55
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 61 89
CARTIA XT

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 292
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

A 63 87
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 65 38
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

Doxycycline is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; Lyme disease; acne; infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems; and anthrax (after inhalational exposure). Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

A 65 118
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 67 74
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER

Tolterodine is used treat o... +

Tolterodine is used 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) to relieve urinary difficulties, including frequent urination and inability to control urination. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 67 200
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 17
PREMARIN

Estrogens are female hormon... +

Estrogens are female hormones. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

R 69 180
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

A 71 90
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 71 107
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

73 34
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 73 86
VERAPAMIL ER

Verapamil is used to treat ... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 73 123
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

76 70
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 76 128
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE

Treats diarrhea. +

Treats diarrhea. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

78 269
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 79 61
GLIPIZIDE XL

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 79 137
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 81 81
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

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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 March 26, 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.