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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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28,716Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 350

$1.8M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 350

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

69% 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 Mississippi
lower than average

Antipsychotics

9% of this provider’s 787 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 958 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

20% of this provider’s 787 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

27% of this provider’s 958 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$1.67M

2012

$1.92M

2013

$1.83M

2014

$1.8M

2015

Number of Claims

26,087

2012

32,925

2013

30,106

2014

28,716

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
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

755

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

673

prescriptions.

118

patients, 12% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

664

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

121

patients, 13% of all patients

2 6
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

636

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

3 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

608

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

178

patients, 19% of all patients

O 4 7
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

607

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

5 28
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

601

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

6 10
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

552

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

7 44
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

528

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

8 29
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

515

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

9 4
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

512

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

10 2
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

505

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

11 11
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

460

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

12 9
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

421

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

13 16
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

377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

P 14 66
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

15 19
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

367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

16 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

17 8
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

18 91
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

19 17
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

20 23
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

310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

21 21
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

22 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

23 5
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

256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

24 60
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

134

patients, 14% of all patients

A 25 67
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

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

26 72
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

O 27 22
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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

28 120
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

29 25
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

30 86
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

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

31 42
METFORMIN HCL ER

Metformin is used alone or ... +

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

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

32 50
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

32 14
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

34 57
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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

35 15
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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

36 31
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

108

patients, 11% of all patients

A 37 130
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

38 135
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P 39 101
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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

40 98
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

41 70
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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

42 45
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

43 39
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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

44 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

45 27
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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

46 147
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

47 26
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

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

48 107
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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

49 12
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

50 33
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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

51 85
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

R 52 104
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

53 20
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

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

54 41
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

55 73
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

56 99
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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

R 57 36
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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

58 55
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

59 48
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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

60 58
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

A 61 95
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

62 30
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

63 54
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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

<11 64 241
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

65 37
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

66 53
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

R 67 259
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

68 52
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

69 35
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

O 70 61
JANUMET

This is a combination drug ... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

71 165
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

72 216
DEXILANT

Treats erosive esophagitis,... +

Treats erosive esophagitis, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other conditions caused by too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 72 130
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

A 72 133
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

75 138
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

76 96
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

76 56
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 51
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

79 125
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

79 183
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

81 123
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

81 43
TAMIFLU

Used in the treatment of th... +

Used in the treatment of the infection caused by the flu virus (influenza A and influenza B). Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

81 250
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

84 124
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

85 106
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

R 86 82
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

A 87 62
NITROFURANTOIN

Treats or prevents urinary ... +

Treats or prevents urinary tract infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

A R 88 187
PIOGLITAZONE-METFORMIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 89 310
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

89 188
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O 89 122
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

92 76
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 P 92 323
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

94 145
AMANTADINE

Treats or prevents the flu ... +

Treats or prevents the flu (influenza type A). Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

94 361
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

R 96 128
MISOPROSTOL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 96 318
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

98 137
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

Doxepin is used to treat depression and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

R 98 220
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

100 79
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 101 59
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

101 71
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 103 111
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 104 81
MECLIZINE HCL

Meclizine is used to preven... +

Meclizine is used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

105 89
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

105 38
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

R 105 64
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

108 97
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

108 237
QUINAPRIL HCL

Quinapril is used alone or ... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

108 153
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

111 87
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

111 115
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

113 40
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

114 32
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

114 34
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 114 290
METRONIDAZOLE*

Used to treat serious bacte... +

Used to treat serious bacterial infections in different areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

A 117 316
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

117 75
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

119 108
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

120 47
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

121 199
PRISTIQ ER

Used to treat depression. D... +

Used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 122 271
RALOXIFENE HCL

Raloxifene is used to preve... +

Raloxifene is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (change of life; end of menstrual periods). Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 122 142
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 122 282
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 125 132
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 125 92
XARELTO

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). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 127 113
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

21

prescriptions.

<11 128 100
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 128 163
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 128 103
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 131 69
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. 7, 2014.
  • 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.