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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,782Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 97 out of 1584

$1.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 85 out of 1584

586 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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 North Carolina
lower than average

Antipsychotics

11% of this provider’s 391 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

48% of this provider’s 586 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

17% of this provider’s 391 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 12%.

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Opioids

41% of this provider’s 586 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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

2012

$255K

2013

$838K

2014

$1.28M

2015

Number of Claims

2012

5,217

2013

14,790

2014

19,782

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

602

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

119

patients, 20% of all patients

O 1 16
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

585

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

112

patients, 19% of all patients

2 4
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

584

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

115

patients, 20% of all patients

3 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

525

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

109

patients, 19% of all patients

4 3
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

505

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

108

patients, 18% of all patients

5 5
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

465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

6 2
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

7 17
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

93

patients, 16% of all patients

8 7
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

9 42
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

328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

10 1
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

11 6
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

O 12 43
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

13 15
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

284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

14 23
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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

15 40
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

16 30
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

O 17 19
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

255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

18 9
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

254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

P 19 72
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

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

20 14
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

93

patients, 16% of all patients

21 24
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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

22 27
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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

23 12
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

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

R 24 35
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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

25 18
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

26 22
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

27 51
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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

28 45
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

29 32
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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

30 38
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

31 29
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

32 77
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

33 28
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

34 36
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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

35 96
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

36 21
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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

37 44
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

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

38 11
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 80
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

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

A 40 75
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

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

41 87
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

42 131
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

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

43 13
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

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

44 46
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

45 97
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

45 31
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O 47 58
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

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

48 8
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

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

49 83
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 89
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, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

R 51 116
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

51 65
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

53 33
VESICARE

Solifenacin is used to trea... +

Solifenacin is used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

54 170
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

R 55 88
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11 55 155
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 90
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 102
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

59 215
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

59 124
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

61 50
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

62 153
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

A 63 69
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

63 148
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

65 59
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

66 61
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 151
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

68 57
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 20
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

A 69 56
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

71 139
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 O 71 114
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

73 132
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 63
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

74 37
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 74 99
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

77 73
AMITIZA

Treats certain types of lon... +

Treats certain types of long-term constipation by helping you have a bowel movement. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

78 174
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

A 78 128
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

A 80 119
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

81 264
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

81 92
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

83 104
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

84 91
CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

Treats pain and stiffness of muscle spasms. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 R 85 206
ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

Albuterol is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways). Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

86 181
CEFTRIAXONE*

Treats infections caused by... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

A 87 221
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 P 87 208
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

89 115
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

90 67
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. 13, 2012.
  • 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.