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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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64,736Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 147

$8.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 147

1,708 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
20% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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

53% of this provider’s 344 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 39%.

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Antibiotics

6% of this provider’s 1,708 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

8% of this provider’s 344 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

2% of this provider’s 1,708 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 4%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 12%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$126 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $103 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$7.54M

2012

$7.62M

2013

$8.57M

2014

$8.15M

2015

Number of Claims

53,716

2012

59,092

2013

66,250

2014

64,736

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
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

6,612

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

437

patients, 26% of all patients

P 10 1 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

6,243

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,076

prescriptions.

825

patients, 48% of all patients

10 2 6
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

2,836

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

369

patients, 22% of all patients

10 3 5
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

2,447

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

295

patients, 17% of all patients

P 10 4 11
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

1,980

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

814

prescriptions.

249

patients, 15% of all patients

5 34
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

1,721

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

202

patients, 12% of all patients

P 6 3
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

1,571

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

220

patients, 13% of all patients

10 7 37
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

1,564

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

273

patients, 16% of all patients

10 8 43
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

1,520

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

205

patients, 12% of all patients

P 9 7
NALTREXONE HCL 1,344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

183

patients, 11% of all patients

10 10 47
PINDOLOL 1,339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

182

patients, 11% of all patients

10 11 51
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

1,189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

158

patients, 9% of all patients

10 12 53
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,051

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

239

patients, 14% of all patients

10 13 55
LATUDA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

949

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

115

patients, 7% of all patients

P 10 14 31
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

943

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

162

patients, 9% of all patients

15 41
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

919

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

125

patients, 7% of all patients

10 16 28
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

911

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

120

patients, 7% of all patients

17 24
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

906

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

119

patients, 7% of all patients

10 18 33
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

894

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

118

patients, 7% of all patients

19 59
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

880

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

98

patients, 6% of all patients

20 15
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

849

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

131

patients, 8% of all patients

21 54
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

828

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

113

patients, 7% of all patients

22 57
OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Source: National Library of Medicine

816

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

95

patients, 6% of all patients

10 23 30
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

814

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

196

patients, 11% of all patients

10 24 62
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

812

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

100

patients, 6% of all patients

25 9
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

760

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

111

patients, 6% of all patients

26 2
FAZACLO 756

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

65

patients, 4% of all patients

P 10 27 60
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

704

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

80

patients, 5% of all patients

28 29
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

675

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

84

patients, 5% of all patients

29 61
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

611

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

113

patients, 7% of all patients

30 63
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

610

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

73

patients, 4% of all patients

P 31 22
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

597

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

112

patients, 7% of all patients

32 68
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

527

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

88

patients, 5% of all patients

33 13
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

505

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

74

patients, 4% of all patients

34 76
INVEGA SUSTENNA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

490

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

79

patients, 5% of all patients

P 35 35
GLYCOPYRROLATE 484

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

56

patients, 3% of all patients

10 36 79
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

470

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

76

patients, 4% of all patients

37 8
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

457

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

74

patients, 4% of all patients

38 75
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

445

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

70

patients, 4% of all patients

39 77
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

440

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

68

patients, 4% of all patients

40 71
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

430

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

83

patients, 5% of all patients

41 21
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

390

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

58

patients, 3% of all patients

42 17
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

P 43 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

64

patients, 4% of all patients

44 82
FANAPT 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

P 10 45 69
CLOZAPINE ODT 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

P 10 46 88
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

P 47 49
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

294

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

48 80
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

291

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

79

patients, 5% of all patients

49 94
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

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

282

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

R 50 44
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE

Medroxyprogesterone is used... +

Medroxyprogesterone is used to treat abnormal menstruation (periods) or irregular vaginal bleeding. Source: National Library of Medicine

279

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

10 51 95
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

276

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

52 89
PRAZOSIN HCL

Prazosin is used alone or i... +

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

260

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

53 45
DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 250

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

10 54 98
INVEGA

Treats schizophrenia (a men... +

Treats schizophrenia (a mental disorder). Source: National Library of Medicine

232

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

P 55 74
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

227

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

56 19
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

225

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

P 57 39
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

223

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

58 93
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL

Chlorpromazine is used to t... +

Chlorpromazine 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) and other psychotic disorders (conditions that cause difficulty telling the difference between things or ideas that are real and things or ideas that are not real) and to treat the symptoms of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people who have bipolar disorder (manic depressive disorder; a condition that causes episodes of mania, episodes of depression, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

215

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

P 59 58
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

210

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

60 102
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

201

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

61 104
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

191

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

62 106
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

191

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

R 62 18
SAPHRIS 186

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

P 10 64 91
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

185

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

65 107
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

183

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

66 12
VIMPAT

Used to control partial sei... +

Used to control partial seizures (convulsions) in the treatment of epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

67 109
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

171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

68 110
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

69 46
GUANFACINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

R 10 70 83
MINOCYCLINE HCL

Minocycline is used to trea... +

Minocycline is used to treat bacterial infections including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; acne; and infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems. Source: National Library of Medicine

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

A 71 115
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

72 81
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER

Lithium is used to treat th... +

Lithium is used to treat the manic episodes of bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

73 70
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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

74 26
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

75 86
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

R 76 118
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

77 122
CARBAMAZEPINE ER

Treats certain types of se... +

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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 77 122
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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

79 124
RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat... +

Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus); and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

80 101
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

81 126
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

82 16
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

83 128
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

P 84 40
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

85 114
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

O 86 56
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

87 131
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

87 131
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

89 135
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

90 136
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

91 137
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

92 139
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

93 117
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

94 140
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

95 141
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

96 105
AMANTADINE

Treats or prevents the flu ... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 97 72
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

98 27
FLUPHENAZINE HCL

Fluphenazine is an antipsyc... +

Fluphenazine is an antipsychotic medication used to treat schizophrenia and psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and hostility. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 99 65
ROZEREM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 99 144
AMITIZA

Treats certain types of lon... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 101 146
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

101 146
OLANZAPINE ODT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 P 103 48
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 103 149
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 105 152
VALPROIC ACID* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 106 111
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 Feb. 6, 2013.
  • 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.