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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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42,486Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 1114

$1.91M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 1114

692 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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 Kentucky
lower than average

Antipsychotics

14% of this provider’s 490 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

65% of this provider’s 692 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

30% of this provider’s 490 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

38% of this provider’s 692 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$1.07M

2012

$1.31M

2013

$1.59M

2014

$1.91M

2015

Number of Claims

22,612

2012

31,919

2013

36,836

2014

42,486

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

1,725

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,293

prescriptions.

192

patients, 28% of all patients

O 1 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,570

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,374

prescriptions.

160

patients, 23% of all patients

2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

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

1,435

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,286

prescriptions.

135

patients, 20% of all patients

3 1
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

1,362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,052

prescriptions.

216

patients, 31% of all patients

4 3
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,163

prescriptions.

149

patients, 22% of all patients

5 7
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,030

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

728

prescriptions.

161

patients, 23% of all patients

6 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

895

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

772

prescriptions.

129

patients, 19% of all patients

7 12
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

854

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

8 15
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

767

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

105

patients, 15% of all patients

9 8
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

739

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

10 10
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

676

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

11 11
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

655

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

598

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

12 19
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

653

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

13 5
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

586

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

14 9
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

514

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

15 23
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

503

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

16 108
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

441

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

17 39
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

441

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

17 17
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

416

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

19 20
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

403

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

20 60
ONDANSETRON HCL*

Ondansetron is used to prev... +

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

383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

123

patients, 18% of all patients

21 117
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

379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

22 38
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

23 34
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

365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

24 18
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

346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

25 21
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

26 55
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

27 44
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

28 54
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

176

patients, 25% of all patients

A 29 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

331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

30 14
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

31 26
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

32 92
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

311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

33 138
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

310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

34 47
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

309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

35 27
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

O 36 32
NOVOLIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

37 235
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

38 24
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

299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

38 16
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

O 40 41
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

P 41 88
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

286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

42 58
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

43 147
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

43 110
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

45 150
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

239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

162

patients, 23% of all patients

A 46 63
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

47 22
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

48 33
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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

48 43
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

50 158
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

51 96
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

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

52 98
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

53 28
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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

54 31
BUDESONIDE 204

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

10 55 290
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

195

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

56 30
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

192

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

57 65
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

190

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

58 52
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

188

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

R 59 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

186

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

60 51
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

61 29
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

169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

62 105
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, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

62 106
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

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

64 40
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

65 160
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

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 77
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

66 116
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

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

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

66 59
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

69 146
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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

70 56
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

71 78
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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

P 72 64
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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

<11 73 172
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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

73 48
NYSTOP

Treats infections caused by... +

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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

75 270
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

76 249
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

77 42
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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

78 82
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

79 25
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

80 76
SANTYL

Used to clean skin ulcers a... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

81 246
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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

81 165
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

R 83 46
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

84 85
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 84 74
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 86 155
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

A 87 89
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

87 124
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

R 89 244
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

90 13
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

91 130
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

91 57
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

93 144
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

94 37
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

A 94 84
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS

Theophylline is used to pre... +

Theophylline is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness caused by asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 96 184
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

97 75
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

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

98 36
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE

This is used on the skin or... +

This is used on the skin or in the genital area to cause numbness or loss of feeling before certain medical procedures. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11 99 275
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

A 100 121
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

100 66
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 102 107
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

R 102 61
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

104 45
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

104 175
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

106 310
NYAMYC

Used to treat fungal infect... +

Used to treat fungal infections of the skin, mouth, vagina, and intestinal tract. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

106 267
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

108 35
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

A 108 163
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

110 171
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

111 139
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

Dicyclomine is used to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

112 149
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

113 93
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

114 67
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

115 62
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 O 116 119
LOPERAMIDE

Treats diarrhea and decreas... +

Treats diarrhea and decreases the amount of drainage in patients who have ostomies. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

116 226
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 118 141
CARAFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

119 307
RALOXIFENE HCL

Raloxifene is used to preve... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 120 159
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

121 95
GLYBURIDE

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

R 121 192
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

123 166
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN B 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 10 123 434
CEFTRIAXONE*

Treats infections caused by... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

A 125 196
PROTONIX 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 126 406
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

A 126 72
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

128 69
PHENOBARBITAL

Used to control seizures. P... +

Used to control seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 R 128 201
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 130 187
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 P 131 255
METRONIDAZOLE* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

A 131 447
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 133 205
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Levocetirizine is an antihi... +

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and hives of the skin. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 133 120
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

135 113
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE-NACL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

10 136 451
PERMETHRIN

Treats head lice and scabies. +

Treats head lice and scabies. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

136 296
LANSOPRAZOLE

Treats stomach ulcers, gast... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 138 112
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

139 137
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE

Bisoprolol is used alone or... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 139 129
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 141 87
OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 141 305
RENVELA

Lowers the amount of phosph... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 141 288
METRONIDAZOLE*

Used to treat serious bacte... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

A 141 277
NOVOLIN N

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 141 326
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 146 157
CEFDINIR

Treats certain types of ski... +

Treats certain types of skin infections, throat infections, and lung infections, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, or tonsillitis. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

A 147 131
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

R 147 151
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A 147 99
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

150 179
VANCOMYCIN HCL*

Treats bacterial infections. +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

A 150 278
MEROPENEM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

A 150 411
NOVOLIN 70-30

Insulin injection is used t... +

Insulin injection is used to control blood sugar in people who have type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not make insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or in people who have type 2 diabetes (condition in which the blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally) that cannot be controlled with oral medications alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 150 250
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

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

154 190
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

154 182
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 April 25, 2008.
  • 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.