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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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41,769Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 1031

$2.76M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 1031

716 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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 Alabama
lower than average

Antipsychotics

34% of this provider’s 608 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

56% of this provider’s 716 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 38%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

35% of this provider’s 608 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

36% of this provider’s 716 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

58 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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

$3.13M

2012

$3.04M

2013

$2.9M

2014

$2.76M

2015

Number of Claims

50,011

2012

55,486

2013

48,342

2014

41,769

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

1,602

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,430

prescriptions.

184

patients, 26% of all patients

1 3
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,531

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,329

prescriptions.

197

patients, 28% of all patients

2 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

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

1,285

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,140

prescriptions.

159

patients, 22% of all patients

3 4
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

1,069

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

903

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

4 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

1,031

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

923

prescriptions.

155

patients, 22% of all patients

5 12
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

996

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

823

prescriptions.

130

patients, 18% of all patients

6 5
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

822

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

768

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

7 53
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

816

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

723

prescriptions.

117

patients, 16% of all patients

8 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

780

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

118

patients, 16% of all patients

9 6
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

744

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

P 10 57
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

741

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

703

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

11 39
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

732

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

12 37
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

660

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

13 10
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

640

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

P 14 109
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

621

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

15 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

588

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

136

patients, 19% of all patients

O 16 1
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

567

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

17 24
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

562

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

18 9
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

556

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

19 16
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

503

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

113

patients, 16% of all patients

O 20 14
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

453

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

21 23
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

436

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

22 149
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

426

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

23 115
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

401

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

24 189
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

25 25
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

384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

26 27
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

27 7
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

365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

28 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

29 76
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

30 31
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

31 171
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

330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

32 28
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

323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

33 49
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

321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

34 17
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

35 100
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

299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

36 101
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

290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

37 48
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

116

patients, 16% of all patients

38 144
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

39 85
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

40 87
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

41 46
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

P 42 157
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

254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

43 20
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

247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

44 152
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

45 15
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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

46 184
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

47 65
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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

152

patients, 21% of all patients

A 47 52
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

49 154
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

50 22
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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

51 90
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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

52 18
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

206

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

53 77
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

199

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

R 54 210
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

188

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

55 112
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

178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

56 43
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

177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

57 145
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

58 30
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

174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

58 42
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

60 35
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

Nitrofurantoinis used to treat urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

A R 61 176
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

62 21
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

156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

63 98
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 64 233
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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

65 44
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

66 93
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

A 67 67
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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

68 146
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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

68 142
CLONIDINE

Used alone or together with... +

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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

70 326
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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

71 138
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

Doxycycline is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; Lyme disease; acne; infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems; and anthrax (after inhalational exposure). Source: National Library of Medicine

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

A 72 117
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

Treats skin infections and bacterial infections in your nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

73 140
NUEDEXTA

Used to treat pseudobulbar ... +

Used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA; a condition of sudden, frequent outbursts of crying or laughing that can not be controlled) in people with certain conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease; condition in which the nerves that control muscle movement slowly die, causing the muscles to shrink and weaken) or multiple sclerosis (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). Source: National Library of Medicine

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

74 175
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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

75 95
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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O 76 106
ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

Albuterol is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways). Source: National Library of Medicine

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

77 193
RENVELA

Lowers the amount of phosph... +

Lowers the amount of phosphorus in blood of patients receiving kidney dialysis. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

78 358
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

79 99
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

Megestrol tablets treat breast and uterine cancer. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

R 79 238
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

R 81 166
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

82 204
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

R 83 97
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

83 203
SENSIPAR

Lowers the amount of calciu... +

Lowers the amount of calcium in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

<11 85 355
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

86 88
TRAVATAN Z

Reduces pressure inside the... +

Reduces pressure inside the eye that is caused by glaucoma or ocular hypertension (high blood pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

87 402
TRANSDERM-SCOP 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

87 402
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

A 89 55
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

90 75
CEFTRIAXONE*

Treats infections caused by... +

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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

A 91 180
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

92 61
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

93 41
SANTYL

Used to clean skin ulcers a... +

Used to clean skin ulcers and severe burns. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

94 368
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

95 129
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

96 26
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

97 84
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

98 56
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 P 99 267
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

99 170
ONDANSETRON HCL*

Ondansetron is used to prev... +

Ondansetron is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

101 113
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

102 244
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

103 33
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

103 165
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

105 71
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

106 47
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 107 200
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 108 29
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

108 317
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 110 59
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 R 111 135
NYSTOP

Treats infections caused by... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

111 432
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 111 121
GENERLAC 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

114 271
HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

Hydroxyzine is used to relieve the itching caused by allergies and to control the nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

R 114 275
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 116 123
HUMULIN N

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 116 440
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

R 116 69
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 119 143
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 120 245
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 120 50
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE

Bethanechol is used to reli... +

Bethanechol is used to relieve difficulties in urinating caused by surgery, drugs, or other factors. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 122 394
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 123 273
DORZOLAMIDE HCL

Ophthalmic dorzolamide is u... +

Ophthalmic dorzolamide is used to treat glaucoma, a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 123 449
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

123 187
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 123 148
CARAFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 123 262
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 128 453
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

A 128 45
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 130 130
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE

Tolterodine is used treat o... +

Tolterodine is used 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) to relieve urinary difficulties, including frequent urination and inability to control urination. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 130 341
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A 132 104
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 132 64
RESTASIS

Treats chronic dry eye dise... +

Treats chronic dry eye disease by increasing the amount of tears in your eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 134 305
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling... +

Treats gingivitis (swelling of the gums) and other problems of the mouth and gums. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

135 324
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 135 207
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

135 116
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

135 11
AMITIZA

Treats certain types of lon... +

Treats certain types of long-term constipation by helping you have a bowel movement. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 139 199
MIDODRINE HCL

Midodrine hydrochloride tab... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 139 370
LIDOCAINE HCL*

Lidocaine viscous, a local ... +

Lidocaine viscous, a local anesthetic, is used to treat the pain of a sore or irritated mouth and throat often associated with cancer chemotherapy and certain medical procedures. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

139 208
NOVOLIN N

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 139 366
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

Causes numbness or loss of feeling in an area of your body. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

139 406
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM

Fosinopril is used alone or... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 144 231
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 144 163
NOVOLIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 146 265
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER

Tolterodine is used treat o... +

Tolterodine is used 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) to relieve urinary difficulties, including frequent urination and inability to control urination. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 146 214
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

146 134
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 149 253
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 149 194
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 Sept. 19, 2007.
  • 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.