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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,034Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 65 out of 679

$1.41M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 679

649 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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 South Carolina
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

24% of this provider’s 649 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

19% of this provider’s 599 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 14%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 649 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$88 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $76 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$977K

2012

$1.17M

2013

$1.46M

2014

$1.41M

2015

Number of Claims

12,369

2012

13,396

2013

16,389

2014

16,034

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

690

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

661

prescriptions.

157

patients, 24% of all patients

1 3
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

565

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

115

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

495

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

109

patients, 17% of all patients

3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

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

437

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

4 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

O 5 7
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

6 9
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

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

319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

7 10
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

319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

7 5
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

9 6
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

274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

10 13
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

11 12
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

12 16
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

13 22
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

O 14 17
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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

14 14
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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

16 33
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

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

R 17 23
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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

18 11
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

19 20
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

20 21
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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

21 15
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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

22 39
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

23 24
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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

24 38
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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

25 25
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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

26 43
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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

27 31
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

28 58
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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

28 8
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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

30 26
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

31 32
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

32 57
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

33 19
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

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

33 40
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

35 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

36 18
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

37 28
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

38 90
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

109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

39 36
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

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

40 54
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

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

40 27
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

40 30
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

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

43 51
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

44 37
WELCHOL

Used together with diet and... +

Used together with diet and exercise to lower cholesterol levels in the blood and to treat type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

45 188
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

46 48
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

87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

47 52
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

Treats gastroesophageal ref... +

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

84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 107
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

49 73
QUINAPRIL HCL

Quinapril is used alone or ... +

Quinapril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 135
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

51 44
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

51 42
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

53 87
NAPROXEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by arthritis, gout, menstrual cramps, tendinitis, headache, backache, and toothache. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

54 121
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

54 66
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

56 50
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 35
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 85
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

59 34
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

59 56
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 77
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 84
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

63 61
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

63 41
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 62
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 67
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

66 111
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 66 49
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 70
INVOKANA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (condition in which blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally). Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

70 169
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 46
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 72 264
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 73 82
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A 73 68
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 59
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 76 74
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 86
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 76 47
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

76 60
About This Data

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

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Jan. 30, 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.