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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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29,730Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 941

$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 39 out of 941

753 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

50% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Arkansas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

7% of this provider’s 593 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

37% of this provider’s 753 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

19% of this provider’s 593 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 753 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 27%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $48 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$1.15M

2012

$1.14M

2013

$1.25M

2014

$1.2M

2015

Number of Claims

25,612

2012

27,125

2013

29,393

2014

29,730

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
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

964

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

765

prescriptions.

151

patients, 20% of all patients

1 55
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

960

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

781

prescriptions.

170

patients, 23% of all patients

2 10
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

912

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

727

prescriptions.

148

patients, 20% of all patients

3 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

791

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

4 1
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

777

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

136

patients, 18% of all patients

5 11
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

759

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

118

patients, 16% of all patients

6 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

714

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

110

patients, 15% of all patients

7 9
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

658

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

131

patients, 17% of all patients

8 7
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

644

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

114

patients, 15% of all patients

9 29
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

615

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

112

patients, 15% of all patients

O 10 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

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

568

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

11 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

535

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

12 8
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

497

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

13 38
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

488

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

14 5
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

481

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

15 19
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

481

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

15 27
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

471

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

17 13
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

445

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

18 6
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

442

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

19 17
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

418

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

20 24
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

394

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

O 21 16
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

391

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

22 20
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

380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

23 28
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

359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

24 39
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

325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

25 54
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

O 26 77
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

266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

27 21
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

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

28 68
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

29 34
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

30 30
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

31 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

32 23
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis. Source: National Library of Medicine

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

33 170
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

34 44
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

34 91
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

36 18
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

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

37 66
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

38 14
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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

39 35
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

40 51
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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

41 25
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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

41 43
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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

43 58
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

44 107
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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

45 124
SULINDAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, gout, or sore tendons. Source: National Library of Medicine

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

46 243
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

R 47 53
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

48 22
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

49 52
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

50 150
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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

P 51 60
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

52 78
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

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

52 41
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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

54 50
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

55 32
CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

R 56 95
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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

57 93
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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

58 67
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

59 45
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

60 26
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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

60 48
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

62 85
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

63 15
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

64 46
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

64 111
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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

66 112
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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

66 126
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

R 68 84
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

69 128
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

70 129
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

71 71
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

72 215
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

73 40
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

R 74 121
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

75 139
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

76 59
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

R 77 62
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

A 78 97
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

79 36
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

A 80 47
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 81 57
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

82 96
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

A 83 83
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

83 72
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

85 109
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

R 86 92
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

R 86 143
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 88 61
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 P 89 105
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

A 89 80
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

91 81
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

Dicyclomine is used to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

92 162
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 93 42
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 93 123
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

95 180
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 96 89
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

97 74
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 97 168
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

99 101
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE

Hydroxychloroquine is in a ... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

99 241
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

99 136
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 99 90
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 103 103
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 104 86
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

104 73
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

104 157
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

R 107 33
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

107 99
CALCITONIN-SALMON

Calcitonin salmon is used t... +

Calcitonin salmon is used to treat osteoporosis in women who are at least 5 years past menopause and cannot or do not want to take estrogen products. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

109 283
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

110 37
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A 111 64
METHOTREXATE

Treats several kinds of can... +

Treats several kinds of cancer, including cancer of the blood, bone, lung, breast, head, or neck. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

111 224
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

113 106
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 113 130
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura XL) is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 115 116
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 116 167
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 117 63
NOVOLIN 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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 118 210
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 Aug. 12, 2015.
  • 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.