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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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17,519Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 30 out of 261

$832K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 39 out of 261

532 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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

5% of this provider’s 438 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

48% of this provider’s 532 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

12% of this provider’s 438 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 14%.

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Opioids

38% of this provider’s 532 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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

$802K

2012

$802K

2013

$802K

2014

$832K

2015

Number of Claims

18,040

2012

18,593

2013

17,543

2014

17,519

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

746

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

122

patients, 23% of all patients

1 8
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

667

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

106

patients, 20% of all patients

2 4
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

544

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

3 1
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

534

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

4 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

460

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

100

patients, 19% of all patients

O 5 7
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

456

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

6 3
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

7 6
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

413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

78

patients, 15% of all patients

8 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

9 11
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

O 10 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

326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

11 9
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

293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

12 21
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

287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

13 25
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

14 19
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

271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

15 37
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

267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

16 43
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

17 22
CHLORTHALIDONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

18 154
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

148

patients, 28% of all patients

A 19 105
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

20 5
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

21 20
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

O 22 65
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

23 29
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

24 42
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

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

25 12
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

26 17
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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

26 13
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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

28 14
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

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

29 27
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

30 78
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

31 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

32 30
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

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

33 32
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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

34 44
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

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

35 61
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

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 38
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

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

36 16
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

38 47
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

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

39 71
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

40 35
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

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

41 50
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

R 42 34
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

43 28
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 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

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

45 39
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

46 31
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

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11 47 82
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

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

A 47 64
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 P 49 104
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

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

49 24
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

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 23
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, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

51 59
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL

The combination of amlodipi... +

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

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

53 88
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

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

53 89
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

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 55 86
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 55
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

57 81
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 87
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 59 112
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 45
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 60 36
SYMBICORT

This is a combination of bu... +

This is a combination of budesonide and formoterol used to help control the symptoms of asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

62 118
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 62 166
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 62 90
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

65 46
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 83
VESICARE

Solifenacin is used to trea... +

Solifenacin is used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 67 185
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 67 133
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 R 69 147
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 124
METHADONE HCL

Methadone is used to reliev... +

Methadone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain that has not been relieved by non-narcotic pain relievers. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 O 69 136
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 69 108
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 148
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

75 98
PRADAXA

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 75 183
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 51
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

78 52
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

79 57
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 80 62
DILTIAZEM HCL

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 81 172
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 85
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

83 181
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 P 84 66
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT

Used to help control the sy... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

85 192
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 85 125
GLIPIZIDE ER

Glipizide is used along wit... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

87 126
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 O 87 120
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Nov. 21, 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.