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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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31,151Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 2317

$2.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 2317

804 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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 North Carolina
lower than average

Antipsychotics

20% of this provider’s 630 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

55% of this provider’s 804 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

25% of this provider’s 630 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 12%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 804 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$1.11M

2012

$1.1M

2013

$1.36M

2014

$2.09M

2015

Number of Claims

17,834

2012

20,382

2013

24,312

2014

31,151

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
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,326

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,046

prescriptions.

215

patients, 27% of all patients

1 7
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

986

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

814

prescriptions.

159

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

832

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

718

prescriptions.

154

patients, 19% of all patients

3 16
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

756

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

134

patients, 17% of all patients

4 3
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

652

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

115

patients, 14% of all patients

5 9
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

556

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

118

patients, 15% of all patients

6 27
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

547

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

7 4
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

518

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

8 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

476

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

9 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

10 5
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

450

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

11 6
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

444

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

12 14
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

437

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

13 30
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

421

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

O 14 13
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

415

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

15 15
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

378

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

16 55
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

P 17 135
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

346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

17 11
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

19 24
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

332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

20 43
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

O 21 18
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

22 25
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

23 17
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

24 68
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

277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

25 10
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

O 26 37
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

P 27 90
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

275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

27 20
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

266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

29 22
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

250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

30 63
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

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

168

patients, 21% of all patients

A 31 89
LATUDA

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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

P 32 306
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

33 34
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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

P 34 67
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

35 124
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

36 26
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

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

R 37 38
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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

38 46
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

157

patients, 20% of all patients

A 39 59
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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

40 19
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

41 51
INVOKANA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (condition in which blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally). Source: National Library of Medicine

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

42 166
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

43 31
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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

44 28
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

45 86
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

46 23
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

47 32
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

48 33
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

R 49 182
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

50 96
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

O 51 49
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

52 65
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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

53 57
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

117

patients, 15% of all patients

A 54 115
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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

54 47
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

A 56 77
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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

57 45
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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

58 83
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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

59 41
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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

60 100
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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

61 61
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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

62 12
CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

Treats a circulation problem in which too little blood flows into your leg muscles (intermittent claudication). Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

63 268
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

64 134
DEXAMETHASONE

Treats inflammation and man... +

Treats inflammation and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

64 258
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

66 111
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

67 53
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

R 67 324
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

69 39
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

69 35
NOVOLIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

71 232
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

P 71 203
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

73 122
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

73 21
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

75 29
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

76 139
LINZESS

Used in adults to treat irr... +

Used in adults to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C; a condition that causes stomach pain or cramps, bloating, and infrequent or difficult passage of stools) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC; difficult or infrequent passage of stools that lasts for 3 months or longer and is not caused by a disease or a medication). Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

76 269
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

78 106
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

78 56
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O 78 109
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

81 97
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

82 105
NAPROXEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by arthritis, gout, menstrual cramps, tendinitis, headache, backache, and toothache. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

83 108
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

84 70
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

85 142
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

85 52
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

87 44
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

87 103
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

89 92
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

R 90 79
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

91 66
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

92 178
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

92 125
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

94 78
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

R 95 72
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

95 81
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to r... +

Metoclopramide is used to relieve heartburn and speed the healing of ulcers and sores in the esophagus (tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) in people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the esophagus) that did not get better with other treatments. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

97 156
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

97 110
OLANZAPINE ODT 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 99 392
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

99 84
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

101 164
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

102 88
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 103 62
DILTIAZEM HCL

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

104 209
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 105 165
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

105 159
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

105 184
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

108 95
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

109 163
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 109 137
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 111 87
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

112 40
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

113 64
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

A R 113 193
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

R 115 210
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

115 144
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

115 188
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

115 42
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

119 80
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

119 101
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

119 82
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

119 60
CLARITHROMYCIN

Treats and prevents infecti... +

Treats and prevents infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

A 123 354
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 123 75
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

125 197
METRONIDAZOLE*

Used to treat serious bacte... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

A 126 371
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 127 276
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 127 127
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

127 128
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

130 71
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

R 131 104
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 132 76
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

132 131
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 132 48
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

132 99
KLOR-CON M10

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

132 196
CEFTRIAXONE*

Treats infections caused by... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

A 137 195
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

138 136
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

50

prescriptions.

<11 138 150
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 March 25, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.