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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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38,064Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 1117

$2.59M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 1117

1,030 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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

7% of this provider’s 815 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

31% of this provider’s 1,030 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

24% of this provider’s 815 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

32% of this provider’s 1,030 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 26%.

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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

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

$1.91M

2012

$1.96M

2013

$2.19M

2014

$2.59M

2015

Number of Claims

31,142

2012

34,694

2013

36,557

2014

38,064

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,053

prescriptions.

203

patients, 20% of all patients

1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

973

prescriptions.

194

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

1,171

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

993

prescriptions.

219

patients, 21% of all patients

3 11
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,092

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

800

prescriptions.

216

patients, 21% of all patients

4 3
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

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

1,024

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

784

prescriptions.

202

patients, 20% of all patients

5 4
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

954

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

753

prescriptions.

178

patients, 17% of all patients

6 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

877

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

687

prescriptions.

184

patients, 18% of all patients

O 7 2
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

818

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

154

patients, 15% of all patients

8 8
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

811

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

685

prescriptions.

154

patients, 15% of all patients

9 5
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

806

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

10 36
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

734

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

132

patients, 13% of all patients

11 7
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

716

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

134

patients, 13% of all patients

12 9
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

713

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

13 33
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

592

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

144

patients, 14% of all patients

O 14 15
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

580

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

108

patients, 10% of all patients

15 20
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

577

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

125

patients, 12% of all patients

16 16
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

521

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

17 59
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

494

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

18 25
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

455

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

19 21
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

419

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

20 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

395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

21 76
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

391

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P 22 139
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

388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

23 17
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

373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

24 12
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

365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

25 26
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

340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

26 37
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

27 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

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

300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

28 24
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

300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

28 39
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

297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

30 18
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

274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

31 56
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

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

32 44
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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

33 41
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

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

34 54
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

35 34
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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

36 51
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

36 78
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

R 38 100
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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

39 112
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

40 89
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

41 72
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

41 30
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

43 120
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

44 29
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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

45 68
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

46 46
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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

P 47 63
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

190

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

48 38
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

186

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

49 32
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

180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

50 28
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

51 94
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

52 50
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

53 43
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

170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

53 27
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

169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

55 74
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

56 49
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

162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

O 57 71
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

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

58 83
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

P 59 79
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

156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

R 60 31
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

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

61 105
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

62 92
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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

63 22
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

63 60
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

63 64
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

66 118
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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

67 103
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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

67 69
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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

69 88
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

A 69 87
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

69 168
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

72 143
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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

73 93
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

74 116
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 75 107
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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

76 61
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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 76 233
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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

78 73
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

79 45
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

80 110
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

81 127
NUEDEXTA

Used to treat pseudobulbar ... +

Used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA; a condition of sudden, frequent outbursts of crying or laughing that can not be controlled) in people with certain conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease; condition in which the nerves that control muscle movement slowly die, causing the muscles to shrink and weaken) or multiple sclerosis (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). Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 82 134
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

82 80
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

82 121
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

85 57
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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

86 52
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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

86 114
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

88 131
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

88 156
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

90 177
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

91 152
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

92 65
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

A 92 47
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL

The combination of albutero... +

The combination of albuterol and ipratropium is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

94 142
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

94 55
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

96 14
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

97 84
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

98 42
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

R 99 85
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

100 133
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

101 81
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

101 23
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

103 102
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

R 104 58
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

A 105 75
INVEGA SUSTENNA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 P 106 262
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

107 211
GLIPIZIDE XL

Glipizide is used along wit... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 108 158
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 108 172
LANSOPRAZOLE

Treats stomach ulcers, gast... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

110 189
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

111 86
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

112 122
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

113 104
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

114 115
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

114 62
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 116 175
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

Terazosin 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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

117 145
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

117 138
RESTASIS

Treats chronic dry eye dise... +

Treats chronic dry eye disease by increasing the amount of tears in your eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

119 348
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 P 120 137
PREMARIN

Estrogens are female hormon... +

Estrogens are female hormones. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 R 121 165
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

122 99
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

123 82
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

124 141
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

R 125 167
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

O 125 40
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 125 135
ONDANSETRON HCL*

Ondansetron is used to prev... +

Ondansetron is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

125 147
PINDOLOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 125 268
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 130 302
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 130 182
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 130 188
NOVOLIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

133 179
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 134 124
NITROFURANTOIN

Treats or prevents urinary ... +

Treats or prevents urinary tract infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 A R 135 275
LOPERAMIDE

Treats diarrhea and decreas... +

Treats diarrhea and decreases the amount of drainage in patients who have ostomies. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

135 169
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 135 106
METHOTREXATE

Treats several kinds of can... +

Treats several kinds of cancer, including cancer of the blood, bone, lung, breast, head, or neck. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 138 261
HUMULIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 139 235
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 139 185
NYAMYC

Used to treat fungal infect... +

Used to treat fungal infections of the skin, mouth, vagina, and intestinal tract. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

141 239
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

141 123
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

143 111
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

Nitrofurantoinis used to treat urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

A R 143 159
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

143 96
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 143 286
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.