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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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28,860Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 941

$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 63 out of 941

950 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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 Arkansas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 740 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

68% of this provider’s 950 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

15% of this provider’s 740 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 950 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 27%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$35 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $48 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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

$768K

2012

$964K

2013

$1.02M

2014

$1.02M

2015

Number of Claims

18,267

2012

24,632

2013

26,765

2014

28,860

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
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,229

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

921

prescriptions.

242

patients, 25% of all patients

1 2
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

1,111

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

927

prescriptions.

179

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
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

1,067

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

743

prescriptions.

200

patients, 21% of all patients

3 5
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,059

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

872

prescriptions.

202

patients, 21% of all patients

4 7
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

858

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

662

prescriptions.

184

patients, 19% of all patients

5 11
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

843

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

142

patients, 15% of all patients

6 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

781

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

152

patients, 16% of all patients

O 7 4
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

661

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

116

patients, 12% of all patients

8 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

645

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

126

patients, 13% of all patients

9 10
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

644

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

132

patients, 14% of all patients

10 3
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

567

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

277

patients, 29% of all patients

11 32
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

511

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

117

patients, 12% of all patients

12 15
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

509

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

13 31
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

508

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

320

patients, 34% of all patients

A 14 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

491

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

15 42
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

458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

16 24
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

424

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

17 13
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

420

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

18 20
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

416

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

19 22
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

O 20 16
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

21 14
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

315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

22 27
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

159

patients, 17% of all patients

23 44
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

24 29
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

25 17
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

274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

26 21
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

263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

27 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

27 9
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

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

29 68
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

30 18
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

31 26
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

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

31 28
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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

157

patients, 17% of all patients

A 33 131
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

O 34 77
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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

35 114
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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

36 12
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

168

patients, 18% of all patients

A 37 83
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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

129

patients, 14% of all patients

A 38 65
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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

39 19
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Source: National Library of Medicine

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

40 87
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

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

41 36
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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

42 40
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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

43 37
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

44 79
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

131

patients, 14% of all patients

A 45 64
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

124

patients, 13% of all patients

A 46 120
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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

47 48
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

121

patients, 13% of all patients

48 173
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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

R 49 92
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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

50 45
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

51 30
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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

R 52 62
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

53 23
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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

54 39
FINASTERIDE

Treats an enlarged prostate... +

Treats an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) in men and causes hair growth in male pattern baldness. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

55 102
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

56 34
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

Treats ulcers and other stomach problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

57 91
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

58 215
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

59 41
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

59 111
JANTOVEN

Helps to prevent new blood ... +

Helps to prevent new blood clots from forming, and helps to keep existing blood clots from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

61 361
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

61 73
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

R 63 33
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

64 49
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

65 78
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

66 52
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

67 66
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

68 82
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

69 38
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

70 85
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 71 105
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

72 43
SOTALOL

Treats an irregular heartbe... +

Treats an irregular heartbeat. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

72 212
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

74 56
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

75 35
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

76 55
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

77 180
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

78 107
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 79 86
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

80 193
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

80 58
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

82 129
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT

Used to help control the sy... +

Used to help control the symptoms of lung diseases, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 83 152
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

84 51
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

Treats asthma, allergic reactions, inflammation, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

85 106
DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE

Used to treat bacterial inf... +

Used to treat bacterial infections in many different parts of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

A 86 351
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

87 50
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 88 113
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

Treats fungus infections in the mouth, throat, and intestines. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

88 151
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

90 136
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 91 90
SYMBICORT

This is a combination of bu... +

This is a combination of budesonide and formoterol used to help control the symptoms of asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

92 110
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

60

prescriptions.

<11 92 94
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

94 207
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

94 54
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

R 94 189
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 94 70
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 94 103
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

A 94 80
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 94 76
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

101 74
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 101 75
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

103 169
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 103 158
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 103 117
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

106 101
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

106 137
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 108 147
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. 17, 2013.
  • 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.