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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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34,455Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 941

$1.84M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 941

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

79% 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 Arkansas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

2% of this provider’s 617 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

28% of this provider’s 915 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

15% of this provider’s 617 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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Opioids

55% of this provider’s 915 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 27%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $48 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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

$1.46M

2012

$1.45M

2013

$1.56M

2014

$1.84M

2015

Number of Claims

30,101

2012

30,648

2013

30,737

2014

34,455

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

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

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

A

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

P

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

R

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

10

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

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

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

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

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

2,354

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,406

prescriptions.

388

patients, 42% of all patients

O 1 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

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

1,238

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

912

prescriptions.

194

patients, 21% of all patients

2 3
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

869

prescriptions.

164

patients, 18% of all patients

3 6
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,030

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

699

prescriptions.

191

patients, 21% of all patients

4 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

1,019

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

782

prescriptions.

168

patients, 18% of all patients

5 10
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

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

1,010

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

625

prescriptions.

175

patients, 19% of all patients

6 5
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

923

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

170

patients, 19% of all patients

7 11
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

799

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

120

patients, 13% of all patients

8 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

704

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

9 9
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

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

697

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

116

patients, 13% of all patients

10 8
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

582

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

11 13
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

571

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

12 40
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

568

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

13 1
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

537

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

14 2
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

528

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

15 14
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

520

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

16 20
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

487

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

17 15
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

374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

18 36
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

355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

19 21
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

349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

20 19
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

348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

21 89
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

O 22 57
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

23 22
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

323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

24 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

25 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

109

patients, 12% of all patients

26 32
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

27 34
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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

28 12
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

29 38
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

30 26
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

31 18
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

32 91
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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

33 124
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

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

34 43
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

O 35 16
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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

36 28
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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

37 130
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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

38 50
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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

39 58
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

40 51
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

41 30
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

42 118
QUINAPRIL HCL

Quinapril is used alone or ... +

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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

43 182
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

44 31
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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

44 85
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to r... +

Metoclopramide is used to relieve heartburn and speed the healing of ulcers and sores in the esophagus (tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) in people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the esophagus) that did not get better with other treatments. Source: National Library of Medicine

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

46 141
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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

47 39
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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

R 48 33
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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

49 54
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

50 99
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

51 46
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

165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

52 27
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

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

53 74
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

54 103
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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

55 88
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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

56 49
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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

57 81
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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

58 48
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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

59 72
DEXILANT

Treats erosive esophagitis,... +

Treats erosive esophagitis, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other conditions caused by too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

60 149
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

60 55
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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

62 208
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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

R 62 62
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

64 67
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

65 79
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

R 65 53
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

67 78
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

68 35
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

69 59
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

69 41
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

71 37
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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

72 45
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

73 132
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

74 73
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

75 114
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

76 107
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O 77 61
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

78 175
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

79 44
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

80 70
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

The combination of benazepr... +

The combination of benazepril and hydrochlorothiazide is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

80 260
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

Replaces estrogen that decreases with menopause or removal of the ovaries. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

R 82 84
GLIPIZIDE

Used with diet and exercise... +

Used with diet and exercise to help control blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

83 42
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

84 24
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

85 207
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

A 85 64
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

Digox (digoxin) is used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

R 87 143
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE

Hydroxychloroquine is in a ... +

Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of drugs called antimalarials. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

88 241
CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

Treats a circulation problem in which too little blood flows into your leg muscles (intermittent claudication). Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

88 234
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

A 90 47
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

91 113
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

92 156
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

92 75
MECLIZINE HCL

Meclizine is used to preven... +

Meclizine is used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

94 137
AGGRENOX

Used to prevent strokes in ... +

Used to prevent strokes in patients with blood flow disorders or a history of blood clots. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 95 199
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

96 71
CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

R 97 95
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

62

prescriptions.

<11 97 144
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

99 119
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

100 66
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

R 100 189
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

102 82
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

102 111
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

102 123
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

102 213
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

106 29
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

A 106 80
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

108 224
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

109 101
LEVOFLOXACIN

Levofloxacin is used to tre... +

Levofloxacin is used to treat certain infections such as pneumonia, chronic bronchitis and sinus, urinary tract, kidney, prostate (a male reproductive gland), and skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

A 110 65
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

111 104
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 112 204
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

112 284
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

112 129
PROMETHAZINE HCL

Promethazine is used to rel... +

Promethazine is used to relieve the symptoms of allergic reactions such as allergic rhinitis (runny nose and watery eyes caused by allergy to pollen, mold or dust), allergic conjunctivitis (red, watery eyes caused by allergies), allergic skin reactions, and allergic reactions to blood or plasma products. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

R 115 92
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

Treats asthma, allergic reactions, inflammation, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

115 106
LINZESS

Used in adults to treat irr... +

Used in adults to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C; a condition that causes stomach pain or cramps, bloating, and infrequent or difficult passage of stools) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC; difficult or infrequent passage of stools that lasts for 3 months or longer and is not caused by a disease or a medication). Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

117 261
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

117 110
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

117 136
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

120 93
DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

120 237
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

122 146
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

122 145
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER

Tolterodine is used treat o... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 124 238
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

124 52
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 124 68
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30

This is used by people with... +

This is used by people with diabetes to help keep blood sugar levels under control. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 127 313
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 127 154
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN

This is used by people with... +

This is used by people with diabetes to help keep blood sugar levels under control. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

129 414
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

130 135
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

131 183
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 132 77
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 132 126
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 March 15, 2017.
  • 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.