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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,218Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 59 out of 3110

$2.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 56 out of 3110

1,230 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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 Texas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

2% of this provider’s 1,009 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

33% of this provider’s 1,230 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

14% of this provider’s 1,009 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

27% of this provider’s 1,230 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$80 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $84 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$1.09M

2012

$1.39M

2013

$1.77M

2014

$2.09M

2015

Number of Claims

19,648

2012

26,895

2013

31,525

2014

26,218

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,207

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,018

prescriptions.

351

patients, 29% of all patients

1 3
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

1,116

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

876

prescriptions.

310

patients, 25% of all patients

2 6
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

792

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

676

prescriptions.

198

patients, 16% of all patients

3 70
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

787

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

176

patients, 14% of all patients

4 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

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

772

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

631

prescriptions.

209

patients, 17% of all patients

5 9
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

729

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

207

patients, 17% of all patients

6 8
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

700

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

177

patients, 14% of all patients

7 17
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

636

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

178

patients, 14% of all patients

8 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

622

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

128

patients, 10% of all patients

O 9 11
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

580

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

149

patients, 12% of all patients

10 5
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

481

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

112

patients, 9% of all patients

11 21
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

478

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

119

patients, 10% of all patients

12 7
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

145

patients, 12% of all patients

O 13 12
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

113

patients, 9% of all patients

14 40
GLIPIZIDE

Used with diet and exercise... +

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

392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

106

patients, 9% of all patients

15 47
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

390

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

112

patients, 9% of all patients

16 28
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

370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

123

patients, 10% of all patients

17 24
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

91

patients, 7% of all patients

18 50
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

347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

112

patients, 9% of all patients

19 39
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

319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

88

patients, 7% of all patients

20 14
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

297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

125

patients, 10% of all patients

21 84
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

288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

22 77
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

112

patients, 9% of all patients

23 10
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

99

patients, 8% of all patients

24 99
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

25 16
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

26 35
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

96

patients, 8% of all patients

27 27
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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

28 18
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

176

patients, 14% of all patients

A 29 45
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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

30 32
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

31 68
NAPROXEN SODIUM

Naproxen is a nonsteroidal ... +

Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to relieve symptoms of arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile arthritis) such as inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

110

patients, 9% of all patients

32 324
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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

33 58
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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

34 15
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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

R 35 36
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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

36 88
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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

37 115
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

This combination medication is used to treat a variety of inflamed fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Source: National Library of Medicine

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

95

patients, 8% of all patients

38 181
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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

39 22
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

40 4
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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

41 13
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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

113

patients, 9% of all patients

A 42 54
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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

43 82
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

44 106
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

44 61
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

46 25
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

47 49
CLONIDINE

Used alone or together with... +

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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

48 249
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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

49 79
VALSARTAN

Valsartan is used alone or ... +

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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

49 65
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

Treats gastroesophageal ref... +

Treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and a damaged esophagus. Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

51 169
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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

51 51
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

Treats dry, scaly skin conditions called xerosis and ichthyosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

53 301
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

54 23
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

The combination of enalapri... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

55 351
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

55 75
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

57 26
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

58 52
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

58 44
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

60 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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

61 37
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

62 20
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

63 189
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

64 33
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

65 149
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

R 66 130
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

67 63
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

68 128
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

68 66
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

70 74
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

O 71 46
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

71 64
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

73 172
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

74 81
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

O 75 100
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

76 38
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

76 19
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

76 71
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

A 79 56
JANUMET

This is a combination drug ... +

This is a combination drug containing metformin and sitagliptin and is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

80 151
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

80 53
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

82 86
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

83 101
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

84 111
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 85 57
TERBINAFINE HCL

Terbinafine is used to trea... +

Terbinafine is used to treat fungal infections of the toenail and fingernail. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

86 272
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

86 55
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

88 72
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

89 131
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 90 159
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

90 69
KLOR-CON 10

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

92 405
RALOXIFENE HCL

Raloxifene is used to preve... +

Raloxifene is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (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). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

93 143
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

94 170
PREDNISOLONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

94 412
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

96 73
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 May 10, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.