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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,005Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 446

$2.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 446

2,323 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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 Georgia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

4% of this provider’s 2,323 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

5% of this provider’s 1,654 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 2,323 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$900K

2012

$1.28M

2013

$1.86M

2014

$2.13M

2015

Number of Claims

17,225

2012

19,696

2013

22,025

2014

28,005

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
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

2,695

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

2,048

prescriptions.

521

patients, 22% of all patients

10 1 1
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

1,225

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

988

prescriptions.

259

patients, 11% of all patients

2 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,178

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

888

prescriptions.

257

patients, 11% of all patients

3 2
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

1,016

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

825

prescriptions.

191

patients, 8% of all patients

4 7
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

927

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

740

prescriptions.

229

patients, 10% of all patients

5 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

834

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

204

patients, 9% of all patients

O 6 59
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

794

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

184

patients, 8% of all patients

7 3
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

767

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

165

patients, 7% of all patients

8 4
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

762

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

615

prescriptions.

164

patients, 7% of all patients

9 12
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

670

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

140

patients, 6% of all patients

10 13
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

654

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

133

patients, 6% of all patients

11 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

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

585

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

132

patients, 6% of all patients

12 5
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

522

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

128

patients, 6% of all patients

13 24
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

507

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

108

patients, 5% of all patients

14 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

110

patients, 5% of all patients

15 18
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

296

patients, 13% of all patients

16 23
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

447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

95

patients, 4% of all patients

17 20
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

430

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

122

patients, 5% of all patients

18 57
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

113

patients, 5% of all patients

19 14
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

407

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

95

patients, 4% of all patients

20 34
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

384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

67

patients, 3% of all patients

21 17
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

83

patients, 4% of all patients

22 16
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

104

patients, 4% of all patients

23 19
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

329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

80

patients, 3% of all patients

24 10
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

319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

57

patients, 2% of all patients

25 75
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

294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

64

patients, 3% of all patients

26 9
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

80

patients, 3% of all patients

O 27 108
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

67

patients, 3% of all patients

28 15
PRADAXA

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) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

29 28
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

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

44

patients, 2% of all patients

30 91
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

180

prescriptions.

45

patients, 2% of all patients

31 115
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

O 32 140
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

71

patients, 3% of all patients

33 56
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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

60

patients, 3% of all patients

34 33
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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

63

patients, 3% of all patients

34 38
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

36 22
EFFIENT

Used to prevent strokes, he... +

Used to prevent strokes, heart attacks, or other serious problems with your heart or blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

36 55
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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

38 81
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

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

39 27
MULTAQ

Treats heart rhythm problem... +

Treats heart rhythm problems in patients who have a history of atrial fibrillation. Source: National Library of Medicine

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

30

patients, 1% of all patients

40 74
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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

41 35
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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

42 42
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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

43 87
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

44 40
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

45 39
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

46 71
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

34

patients, 1% of all patients

R 47 25
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

34

patients, 1% of all patients

48 156
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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

49 77
BRILINTA

Used along with aspirin to ... +

Used along with aspirin to prevent serious or life-threatening problems with the heart and blood vessels in people who have had a heart attack or severe chest pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

50 52
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

51 31
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

52 26
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) caused by congestive heart failure, kidney disease, or liver disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

53 37
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

54 32
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

55 58
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

55 36
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

33

patients, 1% of all patients

57 68
MIDODRINE HCL

Midodrine hydrochloride tab... +

Midodrine hydrochloride tablets are indicated for the treatment of symptomatic orthostatic hypotension. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

58 114
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

58 135
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

60 82
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

61 47
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

62 50
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

63 116
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

63 83
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

65 113
CARTIA XT

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

65 41
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

65 66
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

68 149
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

69 160
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

The combination of enalapri... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

69 180
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

71 78
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

33

patients, 1% of all patients

72 162
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

73 49
FLECAINIDE ACETATE

Flecainide is used to preve... +

Flecainide is used to prevent certain types of life-threatening irregular heartbeats. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

73 30
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT

Used to help control the sy... +

Used to help control the symptoms of lung diseases, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

75 191
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

76 120
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH

Prevents chest pain (angina... +

Prevents chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

76 61
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 0% of all patients

78 51
TRIBENZOR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 78 130
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

80 165
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

80 193
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

82 196
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

R 82 44
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 84 46
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

32

patients, 1% of all patients

84 92
DILTIAZEM ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 86 99
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. 23, 2010.
  • 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.