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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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18,841Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 184 out of 3110

$1.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 208 out of 3110

708 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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

9% of this provider’s 663 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

39% of this provider’s 708 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

11% of this provider’s 663 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

10% of this provider’s 708 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $84 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$1.32M

2012

$1.57M

2013

$1.43M

2014

$1.34M

2015

Number of Claims

21,796

2012

24,750

2013

21,466

2014

18,841

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

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

1,032

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

972

prescriptions.

156

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

752

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

709

prescriptions.

152

patients, 21% of all patients

2 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

623

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

126

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

577

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

4 7
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

484

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

5 5
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

435

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

6 55
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

7 3
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

8 59
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

9 16
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

305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

10 26
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

303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

11 14
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

12 29
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

276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

13 15
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

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

14 6
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

255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

15 37
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

16 21
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

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

17 31
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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

18 8
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

19 33
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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

20 24
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

21 111
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

21 10
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

23 60
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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

24 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

25 92
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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

P 26 57
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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

27 22
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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

28 67
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL

The combination of albutero... +

The combination of albuterol and ipratropium is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

29 118
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

30 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

30 18
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

32 20
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

103

patients, 15% of all patients

A 33 45
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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

34 9
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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

35 51
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

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

36 32
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

37 106
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

38 71
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

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

38 73
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

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

40 41
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

41 30
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

109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

42 124
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

43 114
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

44 42
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

45 25
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

O 46 12
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

47 87
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

47 27
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 75
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

49 44
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

51 117
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

51 38
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

A 53 54
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

54 47
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

R 54 36
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

A 56 56
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

O 57 46
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

58 65
ADVAIR DISKUS

Prevents symptoms of asthma... +

Prevents symptoms of asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

59 78
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 R 60 179
ENULOSE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

60 296
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 62 76
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 105
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 63 90
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 61
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 141
KLOR-CON M10

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 163
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

Latanoprost ophthalmic is used to treat glaucoma (a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision) and ocular hypertension (a condition which causes increased pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

68 155
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 68 82
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

Treats fungus infections in the mouth, throat, and intestines. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

70 150
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 71 58
CLONIDINE

Used alone or together with... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 71 249
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

73 13
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

73 110
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

73 139
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

76 129
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

77 17
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 78 136
RIVASTIGMINE*

Used to treat mild to moder... +

Used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss and mental changes) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 78 246
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 78 52
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 78 66
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 R 82 130
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 P 82 138
COUMADIN

Helps to prevent new blood ... +

Helps to prevent new blood clots from forming, and helps to keep existing blood clots from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 84 363
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 84 50
GLIPIZIDE XL

Glipizide is used along wit... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

84 173
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 84 86
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

A 88 125
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 88 11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

A 90 93
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. 1, 2017.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.