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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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43,250Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 3110

$2.59M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 27 out of 3110

1,120 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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 Texas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

2% of this provider’s 993 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

44% of this provider’s 1,120 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

15% of this provider’s 993 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 13%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 1,120 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $84 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

$2.4M

2012

$2.63M

2013

$2.75M

2014

$2.59M

2015

Number of Claims

43,516

2012

47,339

2013

45,679

2014

43,250

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

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

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

A

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

P

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

R

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

10

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

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

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

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

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

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

1,915

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,743

prescriptions.

253

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,578

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,450

prescriptions.

275

patients, 25% of all patients

2 3
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

1,456

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,392

prescriptions.

212

patients, 19% of all patients

3 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

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

1,429

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,332

prescriptions.

229

patients, 20% of all patients

4 2
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

1,189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,090

prescriptions.

197

patients, 18% of all patients

5 8
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

1,028

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

952

prescriptions.

159

patients, 14% of all patients

6 14
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

889

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

809

prescriptions.

174

patients, 16% of all patients

7 7
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

826

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

798

prescriptions.

134

patients, 12% of all patients

8 22
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

811

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

777

prescriptions.

125

patients, 11% of all patients

9 5
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

754

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

693

prescriptions.

116

patients, 10% of all patients

10 25
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

714

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

661

prescriptions.

106

patients, 9% of all patients

11 50
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

714

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

645

prescriptions.

120

patients, 11% of all patients

11 4
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

678

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

13 48
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

675

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

96

patients, 9% of all patients

14 35
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

673

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

141

patients, 13% of all patients

15 17
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

667

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

646

prescriptions.

110

patients, 10% of all patients

16 52
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

622

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

113

patients, 10% of all patients

17 39
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

618

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

18 28
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

586

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

19 13
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

581

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

103

patients, 9% of all patients

20 20
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

572

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

21 70
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

565

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

163

patients, 15% of all patients

O 22 12
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

494

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

109

patients, 10% of all patients

23 10
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

484

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

24 32
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

466

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

25 21
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

452

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

26 19
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

444

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

27 6
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

424

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

28 47
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

421

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

29 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

413

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

30 16
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

398

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

31 66
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

32 40
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

Treats type 2 diabetes. +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

33 135
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

359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

34 15
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

351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

35 24
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

349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

36 65
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

340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

37 37
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

246

patients, 22% of all patients

A 38 56
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

39 44
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

311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

40 26
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

300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

41 58
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

42 27
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

Treats short-term, medium to medium-severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

110

patients, 10% of all patients

O 43 100
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

44 64
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

45 34
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

46 59
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

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

46 163
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

48 71
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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

178

patients, 16% of all patients

A 49 54
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

50 99
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

240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

51 81
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

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

52 84
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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

53 63
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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

54 31
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

210

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

R 55 130
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

206

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

56 82
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

192

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

57 114
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

187

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

58 61
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

185

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

59 86
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

182

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

R 60 36
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

61 170
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

174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

61 129
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

63 33
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

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

64 51
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

165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

65 67
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

Treats problems with urination caused by an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH). Source: National Library of Medicine

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

66 198
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

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

66 73
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

68 49
GLIPIZIDE ER

Glipizide is used along wit... +

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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

68 120
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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

70 41
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

71 38
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

This combination medication is used to treat a variety of inflamed fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

72 181
ONGLYZA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise 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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

73 238
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

Used with proper diet and exercise to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

74 137
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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

75 75
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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

76 88
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

77 111
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN

This combination of medicin... +

This combination of medicines are used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

78 221
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

79 124
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

80 98
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

80 94
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

82 139
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

83 108
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

84 144
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

P 85 57
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

R 85 203
NIFEDICAL XL

Used alone or together with... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

87 189
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

88 53
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

89 68
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

89 110
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

A 91 45
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

92 161
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

92 83
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

94 80
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

94 85
GLIPIZIDE XL

Glipizide is used along wit... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

96 173
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

97 72
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

98 42
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

98 131
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

98 29
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

Treats gastroesophageal ref... +

Treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and a damaged esophagus. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

101 169
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

102 162
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

103 79
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

104 117
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

105 104
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

A 105 123
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

107 89
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

108 69
CAPTOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

109 325
PENTOXIFYLLINE

Treats problems from poor b... +

Treats problems from poor blood circulation by improving the flow of blood through blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

110 259
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

110 151
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

112 87
INCONTROL PEN NEEDLE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

113 359
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

113 116
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

115 149
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

A 116 93
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

117 328
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 118 214
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

119 101
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 119 159
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL

The combination of glyburid... +

The combination of glyburide and metformin 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) in people whose diabetes cannot be controlled by diet and exercise alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

R 121 302
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER

Tolterodine is used treat o... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 122 266
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

The combination of benazepr... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 122 333
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

124 224
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

125 115
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

126 270
CARAFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

126 392
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 126 126
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

129 147
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

129 316
CALCITRIOL

Treats low blood calcium in... +

Treats low blood calcium in kidney dialysis patients and other patients. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

131 219
NOVOLIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

131 180
MOMETASONE FUROATE

Mometasone is used to relie... +

Mometasone is used to relieve the itching and inflammation of numerous skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

133 275
JANUMET XR

This combination is used to... +

This combination is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 134 263
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 134 227
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

136 177
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 137 243
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

A 137 91
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

137 127
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.