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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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23,487Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 65 out of 1801

$871K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 161 out of 1801

588 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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 Georgia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

6% of this provider’s 426 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

21% of this provider’s 588 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

12% of this provider’s 426 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 13%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 588 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$612K

2012

$672K

2013

$780K

2014

$871K

2015

Number of Claims

12,662

2012

13,832

2013

18,013

2014

23,487

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

1,071

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

863

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

1 9
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

1,001

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

770

prescriptions.

122

patients, 21% of all patients

2 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

773

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

3 14
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

749

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

4 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

682

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

111

patients, 19% of all patients

O 5 7
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

681

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

6 4
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

587

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

7 3
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

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

575

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

8 6
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

571

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

9 12
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

532

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

10 2
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

471

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

11 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

12 5
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

Phenytoin is used to control certain type of seizures, and to treat and prevent seizures that may begin during or after surgery to the brain or nervous system. Source: National Library of Medicine

404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

10 13 125
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

14 18
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

361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

15 33
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

O 16 17
GLIPIZIDE ER

Glipizide is used along wit... +

Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

17 91
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

331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

18 8
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

312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

19 85
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

20 28
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

21 19
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

284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

22 29
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

284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

22 11
METFORMIN HCL ER

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

24 52
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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

25 15
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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

26 35
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

27 32
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

<11 28 46
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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

29 44
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

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

30 56
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

31 22
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

32 16
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 33 64
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 60
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

<11 35 57
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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

36 51
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

<11 36 82
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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

38 41
CALCIUM ACETATE

Used to treat hyperphosphat... +

Used to treat hyperphosphatemia (too much phosphate in the blood) in patients with end stage kidney disease who are on dialysis. Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

<11 39 252
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

40 37
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

41 26
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

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

<11 41 45
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

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

43 13
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

44 53
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

<11 P 44 163
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

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

46 80
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

<11 46 210
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 129
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 65
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 36
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

51 75
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 R 52 164
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

53 43
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

53 21
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 72
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

56 154
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 57 20
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

58 66
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 59 47
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

60 101
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 61 31
KLOR-CON 8 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

62 421
NOVOLIN 70-30

Insulin injection is used t... +

Insulin injection is used to control blood sugar in people who have type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not make insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or in people who have type 2 diabetes (condition in which the blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally) that cannot be controlled with oral medications alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 193
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

A 64 100
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 64 102
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

R 66 34
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

A 67 70
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 P 67 54
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 69 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

70 25
DILTIAZEM HCL

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 70 178
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

72 40
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

73 112
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

74 24
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

75 67
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 76 49
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 77 69
KLOR-CON 10

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

78 229
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

79 90
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 R 80 81
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 182
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

82 127
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 82 30
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 82 113
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 85 50
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 86 73
PHENOBARBITAL

Used to control seizures. P... +

Used to control seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 R 87 246
HUMULIN 70-30

Insulin injection is used t... +

Insulin injection is used to control blood sugar in people who have type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not make insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or in people who have type 2 diabetes (condition in which the blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally) that cannot be controlled with oral medications alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 87 280
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 89 63
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

90 76
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 90 83
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

32

prescriptions.

<11 92 97
KLOR-CON M10

Potassium is essential for ... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

92 197
AGGRENOX

Used to prevent strokes in ... +

Used to prevent strokes in patients with blood flow disorders or a history of blood clots. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 94 224
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 94 259
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 96 152
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to r... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 96 130
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 P 96 214
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 96 95
HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

Hydroxyzine is used to relieve the itching caused by allergies and to control the nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 R 96 223
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 96 143
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 102 185
CARBAMAZEPINE ER

Treats certain types of se... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 103 446
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 103 305
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 105 58
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL

Chlorpromazine is used to t... +

Chlorpromazine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions) and other psychotic disorders (conditions that cause difficulty telling the difference between things or ideas that are real and things or ideas that are not real) and to treat the symptoms of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people who have bipolar disorder (manic depressive disorder; a condition that causes episodes of mania, episodes of depression, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P 105 316
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Sept. 27, 2010.
  • 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.