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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,755Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 339

$984K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 339

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

47% 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 Virginia
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

28% of this provider’s 783 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

16% of this provider’s 618 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 783 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $76 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.02M

2012

$1.02M

2013

$1.01M

2014

$984K

2015

Number of Claims

23,604

2012

26,207

2013

24,567

2014

22,755

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

1,001

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

799

prescriptions.

183

patients, 23% of all patients

1 7
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

901

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

2 34
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

745

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

122

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
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

737

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

4 5
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

706

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

5 12
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

681

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

6 8
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

577

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

7 25
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

569

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

O 8 54
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

532

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

9 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

505

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

10 1
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

504

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

11 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

496

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

12 6
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

433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

13 11
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

14 48
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

15 51
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

16 2
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

378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

17 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

18 21
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

287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

19 9
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

284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

20 36
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

21 81
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

A 22 83
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

262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

23 49
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

24 22
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

25 19
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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

R 26 77
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

27 17
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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

28 61
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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

29 85
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

30 45
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

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

31 104
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

32 60
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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

33 37
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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

33 71
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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

35 47
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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

36 18
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

37 38
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

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

38 69
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

39 101
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

40 52
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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

41 63
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

R 42 33
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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

42 112
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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

44 64
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 76
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

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

46 13
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

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

47 31
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

48 15
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

49 44
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

50 96
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

R 51 55
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

52 120
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

52 86
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

54 107
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

54 20
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS

Theophylline is used to pre... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

56 125
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

56 14
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 70
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

59 56
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 29
DIGITEK

Treats congestive heart fai... +

Treats congestive heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

R 61 98
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A 62 111
ONDANSETRON HCL*

Ondansetron is used to prev... +

Ondansetron is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

62 143
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A 62 143
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

65 35
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 66 145
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 67 103
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

68 100
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

69 127
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

R 70 148
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

71 129
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

71 124
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

73 65
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 73 32
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

75 50
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

76 99
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

A 77 87
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 78 106
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

O 79 58
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

80 16
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

Treats gastroesophageal ref... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

81 162
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 81 162
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 88
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 84 133
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 84 77
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

R 86 170
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

87 46
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

87 39
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

89 95
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

90 130
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 91 183
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 Jan. 26, 2015.
  • 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.