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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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18,618Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 96 out of 1404

$925K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 115 out of 1404

783 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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 Tennessee
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

19% of this provider’s 783 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

13% of this provider’s 664 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 13%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 783 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$957K

2012

$946K

2013

$1M

2014

$925K

2015

Number of Claims

17,320

2012

17,907

2013

19,044

2014

18,618

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
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

816

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

704

prescriptions.

172

patients, 22% 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

722

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

661

prescriptions.

134

patients, 17% of all patients

2 1
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

648

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

127

patients, 16% of all patients

3 15
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

628

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

124

patients, 16% of all patients

4 4
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

533

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

112

patients, 14% of all patients

5 2
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

494

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

6 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

459

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

7 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

O 8 5
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

414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

9 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

377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

10 14
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

377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

10 12
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

12 9
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

13 11
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

14 25
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

282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

15 10
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

16 7
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

17 28
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

O 17 26
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

254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

19 16
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

20 24
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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

R 21 43
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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

22 33
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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

23 76
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

24 21
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

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

25 20
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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

26 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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

27 27
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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

28 46
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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

29 156
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

30 23
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

31 50
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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

32 212
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

33 13
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

34 18
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

O 35 44
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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

36 41
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

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

37 29
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

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

38 68
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

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

39 59
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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

40 109
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

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

41 42
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

42 95
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

43 87
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

44 37
PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

45 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

46 30
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

46 36
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

48 48
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

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

49 47
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

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

50 38
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

51 32
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

Treats short-term, medium to medium-severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O 52 286
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

53 40
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

54 64
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

54 61
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

56 31
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

57 83
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

57 54
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

59 90
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

59 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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

61 84
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

R 62 79
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

63 39
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

64 93
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

65 45
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 72
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

67 51
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A 67 126
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

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 77
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

69 82
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

71 145
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

71 49
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

73 100
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

73 103
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

75 35
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 76 161
METHOCARBAMOL

Treats muscle pain and spas... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

R 77 254
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

77 22
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

77 198
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

80 201
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE

Ipratropium oral inhalation... +

Ipratropium oral inhalation is used to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness 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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

80 226
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

80 85
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

83 75
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

83 65
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

85 258
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

86 74
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 Aug. 17, 2011.
  • 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.