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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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34,101Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 1031

$1.5M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 36 out of 1031

1,792 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

56% 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 Alabama
lower than average

Antipsychotics

2% of this provider’s 1,377 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

40% of this provider’s 1,792 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 38%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

14% of this provider’s 1,377 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

33% of this provider’s 1,792 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.15M

2012

$1.3M

2013

$1.5M

2014

$1.5M

2015

Number of Claims

26,476

2012

31,556

2013

32,980

2014

34,101

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

1,448

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,028

prescriptions.

357

patients, 20% of all patients

O 1 1
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

1,149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

972

prescriptions.

253

patients, 14% of all patients

2 4
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

1,139

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

858

prescriptions.

273

patients, 15% of all patients

O 3 14
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

1,091

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

771

prescriptions.

207

patients, 12% of all patients

4 11
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

1,074

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

867

prescriptions.

205

patients, 11% of all patients

5 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

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

1,051

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

958

prescriptions.

210

patients, 12% of all patients

6 3
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,010

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

849

prescriptions.

235

patients, 13% of all patients

7 7
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

918

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

769

prescriptions.

213

patients, 12% of all patients

8 5
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

818

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

634

prescriptions.

173

patients, 10% of all patients

9 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

727

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

600

prescriptions.

160

patients, 9% of all patients

10 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

663

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

141

patients, 8% of all patients

11 26
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

596

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

135

patients, 8% of all patients

12 10
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

587

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

172

patients, 10% of all patients

13 15
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

568

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

96

patients, 5% of all patients

14 49
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

523

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

115

patients, 6% of all patients

15 16
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

482

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

103

patients, 6% of all patients

16 36
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

466

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

89

patients, 5% of all patients

17 65
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

463

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

99

patients, 6% of all patients

18 12
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

419

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

89

patients, 5% of all patients

19 18
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

413

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

82

patients, 5% of all patients

20 28
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

400

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

119

patients, 7% of all patients

21 8
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

79

patients, 4% of all patients

22 25
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

83

patients, 5% of all patients

23 40
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

93

patients, 5% of all patients

24 136
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

354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

74

patients, 4% of all patients

25 29
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

26 21
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

64

patients, 4% of all patients

27 33
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

336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

76

patients, 4% of all patients

28 23
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

321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

85

patients, 5% of all patients

29 17
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

317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

169

patients, 9% of all patients

A 30 52
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

307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

70

patients, 4% of all patients

31 20
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

64

patients, 4% of all patients

32 92
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

292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

72

patients, 4% of all patients

32 13
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

168

patients, 9% of all patients

A 34 128
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

35 41
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

145

patients, 8% of all patients

A 36 55
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

37 19
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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

38 44
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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

39 27
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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

74

patients, 4% of all patients

40 83
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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

66

patients, 4% of all patients

41 38
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

99

patients, 6% of all patients

A 42 72
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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

43 32
VERAPAMIL ER

Verapamil is used to treat ... +

Verapamil is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

44 127
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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

45 39
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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

62

patients, 3% of all patients

R 45 69
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

47 24
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

48 68
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

R 49 62
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

49 22
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

51 64
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

136

patients, 8% of all patients

A 51 45
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

53 102
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

57

patients, 3% of all patients

O 54 107
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

55 35
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

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

56 48
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

44

patients, 2% of all patients

56 30
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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

R 58 97
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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

59 116
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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

60 51
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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

61 42
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

R 61 182
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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

63 95
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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

64 37
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

65 31
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

66 122
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

67 84
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

68 164
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

58

patients, 3% of all patients

69 134
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

69 58
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

R 71 34
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

72 47
PIOGLITAZONE-METFORMIN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

73 408
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

74 93
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

74 73
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

59

patients, 3% of all patients

A 76 104
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

76 103
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

78 105
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

79 77
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

80 56
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

81 54
NIFEDICAL XL

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

82 239
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

83 148
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

83 270
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

A 83 91
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

86 98
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

O 87 50
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

88 70
METHOCARBAMOL

Treats muscle pain and spas... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

R 88 147
ONDANSETRON HCL*

Ondansetron is used to prev... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

90 113
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE

Treats diarrhea. +

Treats diarrhea. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

90 232
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

92 142
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

92 59
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

94 110
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

95 43
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

95 137
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

97 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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

97 111
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

99 108
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

100 187
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

100 126
HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

Hydroxyzine is used to relieve the itching caused by allergies and to control the nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

R 102 275
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

A 102 117
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

104 61
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

104 53
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 106 178
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 106 57
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

106 202
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

109 143
HUMULIN 70-30

Insulin injection is used t... +

Insulin injection is used to control blood sugar in people who have type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not make insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or in people who have type 2 diabetes (condition in which the blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally) that cannot be controlled with oral medications alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

110 213
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

110 115
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

112 168
CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

R 112 153
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

A R 114 176
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE

For the treatment of hypert... +

For the treatment of hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

115 198
INDOMETHACIN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, gout, bursitis, and tendonitis. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

R 115 482
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

115 179
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

115 129
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL

Nortriptyline is used to tr... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

115 183
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

Pramipexole 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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

120 124
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS

Theophylline is used to pre... +

Theophylline is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness caused by asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 121 201
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

121 133
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 121 101
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 Nov. 12, 2009.
  • 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.