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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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22,914Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 44 out of 941

$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 41 out of 941

834 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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 Arkansas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

5% of this provider’s 698 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

40% of this provider’s 834 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

20% of this provider’s 698 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 834 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 27%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $48 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$715K

2012

$880K

2013

$1.03M

2014

$1.19M

2015

Number of Claims

16,609

2012

20,787

2013

22,254

2014

22,914

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
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

825

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

148

patients, 18% of all patients

1 2
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

809

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

681

prescriptions.

125

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

784

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

662

prescriptions.

140

patients, 17% of all patients

3 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

721

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

158

patients, 19% of all patients

O 4 4
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

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

711

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

119

patients, 14% of all patients

5 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

652

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

6 10
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

613

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

7 3
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

601

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

110

patients, 13% of all patients

8 5
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

559

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

9 18
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

488

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

10 6
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

453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

11 39
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

12 31
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

347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

13 15
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

14 11
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

346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

14 13
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

16 20
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

339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

17 19
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

18 14
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

144

patients, 17% of all patients

19 44
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

20 22
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

264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

21 24
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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

22 12
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

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

23 28
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

24 26
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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

25 122
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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

26 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

27 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

28 25
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

29 82
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

30 32
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

31 23
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

R 32 53
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

33 52
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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P 34 60
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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

35 49
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

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

36 42
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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

A 37 125
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

R 38 121
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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

39 93
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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

39 40
ADVAIR DISKUS

Prevents symptoms of asthma... +

Prevents symptoms of asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

41 85
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

A 42 47
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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

43 67
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 44 105
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

45 79
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

O 46 16
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

47 157
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

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

48 118
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

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

49 21
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

50 35
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

51 45
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

52 34
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

R 53 33
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

54 72
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 P 55 165
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

56 38
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

57 36
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

58 109
SYMBICORT

This is a combination of bu... +

This is a combination of budesonide and formoterol used to help control the symptoms of asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

59 110
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 66
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

60 17
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

A R 60 166
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 37
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

64 177
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

65 54
MYRBETRIQ

Used to treat overactive bl... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 66 269
AGGRENOX

Used to prevent strokes in ... +

Used to prevent strokes in patients with blood flow disorders or a history of blood clots. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 67 199
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

67 29
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

69 101
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) caused by congestive heart failure, kidney disease, or liver disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 70 180
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 43
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

70 87
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

73 73
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

74 41
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

75 194
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

76 69
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

76 55
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

A 76 80
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 79 139
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

A 80 131
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 81 102
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

82 81
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

83 59
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 83 146
TOVIAZ

Used to treat symptoms of a... +

Used to treat symptoms of an overactive bladder, such as incontinence (loss of bladder control) or a frequent need to urinate. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 85 287
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

A 86 64
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

86 215
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 88 57
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

89 58
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT

Used to help control the sy... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 90 152
TRIMETHOPRIM

Treats urinary tract infect... +

Treats urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 A 90 314
TAMIFLU

Used in the treatment of th... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

90 174
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

93 30
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 93 123
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

A 93 65
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 93 126
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 97 108
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

97 114
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

99 56
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 99 150
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 R 101 171
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 Nov. 4, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.