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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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28,745Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 1117

$2.29M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 1117

586 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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 Oklahoma
lower than average

Antipsychotics

13% of this provider’s 361 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

46% of this provider’s 586 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

20% of this provider’s 361 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 16%.

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Opioids

35% of this provider’s 586 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 26%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$80 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$1.69M

2012

$1.7M

2013

$2.19M

2014

$2.29M

2015

Number of Claims

26,295

2012

24,172

2013

25,887

2014

28,745

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

915

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

137

patients, 23% of all patients

1 3
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

738

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

109

patients, 19% of all patients

2 17
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

687

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

114

patients, 19% of all patients

3 4
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

682

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

111

patients, 19% of all patients

4 6
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

651

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

105

patients, 18% of all patients

5 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

617

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

125

patients, 21% of all patients

O 6 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

607

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

101

patients, 17% of all patients

7 11
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

524

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

8 12
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

512

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

9 16
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

496

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

10 8
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

481

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

11 128
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

468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

12 1
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

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

442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

13 9
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

428

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

14 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

15 7
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

375

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

P 16 79
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

17 20
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

341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

P 18 63
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

103

patients, 18% of all patients

19 23
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

292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

20 111
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

286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

21 22
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

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

22 25
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

22 29
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

268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

24 27
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

254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

25 33
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

247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

26 41
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

27 49
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

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

27 24
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

O 29 15
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

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

30 57
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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

31 86
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

32 21
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

33 45
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

34 43
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

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

35 56
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

36 125
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

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

37 28
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

38 46
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

104

patients, 18% of all patients

39 42
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

40 14
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

R 41 85
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 42 107
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

43 104
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

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

44 38
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

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

45 88
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

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

46 54
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura XL) is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

46 95
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

O 48 40
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

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

49 115
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

R 50 182
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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

R 51 58
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

103

patients, 18% of all patients

A 52 47
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

53 10
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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

54 65
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

55 50
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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 56 217
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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

57 13
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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

58 76
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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

58 96
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

58 127
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 61 137
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

62 44
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

R 63 31
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

63 26
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

65 131
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

A 66 77
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

66 135
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

68 68
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

69 83
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

69 194
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

69 177
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 72 231
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

73 168
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

74 80
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

74 82
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

R 76 109
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

76 30
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

78 39
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

79 32
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

80 116
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

Used with proper diet and exercise to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

81 185
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

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

82 61
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

A 83 87
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

84 53
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

Used to help control certain types of seizures caused by epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

84 94
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

86 155
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

87 90
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

88 133
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

R 88 197
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

90 34
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 91 78
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

91 73
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 93 72
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL

Trihexyphenidyl is used to ... +

Trihexyphenidyl is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and tremors caused by other medical problems or drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

R 93 265
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

95 64
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

95 37
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

97 229
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 98 140
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 99 172
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

100 62
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

101 18
VALPROIC ACID* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 101 384
INVEGA SUSTENNA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 103 262
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

103 89
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

103 143
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

106 103
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

107 69
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 108 132
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

108 36
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE

Hydroxychloroquine is in a ... +

Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of drugs called antimalarials. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 110 250
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

Treats fungal infections in the skin, throat, urinary tract, and lungs. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

111 311
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

112 120
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

A 113 75
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

113 114
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 115 139
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

Treats muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury or disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

115 84
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 117 182
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

Doxepin is used to treat depression and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 R 117 192
LATUDA

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 P 119 227
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 119 141
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

121 187
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

Helps control blood sugar levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

121 108
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

121 123
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 124 59
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 124 102
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

124 112
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 127 164
LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 127 233
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 127 211
AMANTADINE

Treats or prevents the flu ... +

Treats or prevents the flu (influenza type A). Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 130 346
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 131 74
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 R 131 167
DALIRESP

Used to prevent the symptom... +

Used to prevent the symptoms (flare-ups) of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 131 277
RISPERDAL CONSTA

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 P 134 364
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 135 121
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 135 122
About This Data

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

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on March 20, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.