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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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17,357Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 81 out of 936

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 73 out of 936

471 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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 Louisiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

17% of this provider’s 338 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

51% of this provider’s 471 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

29% of this provider’s 338 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

29% of this provider’s 471 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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

$1.09M

2012

$1.07M

2013

$1.01M

2014

$1.03M

2015

Number of Claims

15,906

2012

18,570

2013

16,836

2014

17,357

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

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

601

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

111

patients, 24% of all patients

1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

460

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

95

patients, 20% of all patients

O 2 7
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

440

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

97

patients, 21% of all patients

3 8
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

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

393

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

5 1
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

76

patients, 16% of all patients

6 3
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

7 9
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

8 26
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

273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

9 5
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

10 22
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

10 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

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

262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

12 17
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

O 13 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

14 13
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

15 11
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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

16 25
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

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

17 34
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

18 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

18 4
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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

P 20 50
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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

21 12
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

22 72
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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

23 95
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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

24 69
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

25 51
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

26 20
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

P 27 94
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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

28 40
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

29 24
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

30 65
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, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

R 31 36
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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

32 53
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

33 29
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

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

34 89
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

35 31
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

36 27
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

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

37 28
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

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

93

patients, 20% of all patients

A 38 87
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

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

39 67
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

40 68
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

P 41 133
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

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

42 30
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

43 85
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

109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

44 21
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

45 37
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

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

46 49
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

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

46 38
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

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

48 33
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

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

49 178
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

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

50 39
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

50 48
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

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

52 41
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

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

52 16
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

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

54 110
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

55 44
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

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

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

A R 55 176
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 57 74
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

58 126
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

58 80
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

60 129
PRADAXA

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 61 241
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

61 15
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

63 173
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 64 146
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 65 35
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

66 139
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

67 77
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

67 57
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

A 69 118
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

69 163
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O 71 147
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

71 55
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

73 73
CARAFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

74 358
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

75 10
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

75 61
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

77 101
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 P 78 203
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

A 78 66
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

78 58
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 81 23
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 81 136
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

81 175
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

A 84 47
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 85 82
TRANSDERM-SCOP 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 85 380
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT

Used to help control the sy... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

85 218
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 88 46
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

89 84
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 90 124
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 91 135
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

R 92 88
NOVOLIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

92 193
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 Oct. 3, 2011.
  • 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.