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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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29,349Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 1031

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 94 out of 1031

970 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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 Alabama
lower than average

Antipsychotics

2% of this provider’s 772 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

41% of this provider’s 970 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 38%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

16% of this provider’s 772 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

34% of this provider’s 970 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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

$807K

2012

$979K

2013

$1M

2014

$1.08M

2015

Number of Claims

24,028

2012

28,196

2013

28,602

2014

29,349

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

1,025

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

656

prescriptions.

160

patients, 16% of all patients

O 1 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

890

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

718

prescriptions.

132

patients, 14% of all patients

2 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

876

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

702

prescriptions.

119

patients, 12% of all patients

3 3
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

763

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

125

patients, 13% of all patients

4 4
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

728

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

120

patients, 12% of all patients

5 5
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

691

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

152

patients, 16% of all patients

O 6 14
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

666

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

134

patients, 14% of all patients

7 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

662

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

109

patients, 11% of all patients

8 9
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

645

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

122

patients, 13% of all patients

9 10
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

594

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

113

patients, 12% of all patients

10 16
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

576

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

159

patients, 16% of all patients

11 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

571

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

108

patients, 11% of all patients

12 6
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

554

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

13 20
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

548

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

14 13
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

531

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

155

patients, 16% of all patients

15 47
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

530

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

16 7
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

510

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

17 11
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

502

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

18 15
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

493

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

19 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

20 12
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

21 21
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

22 40
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

319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

23 18
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

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

24 28
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

25 24
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

300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

26 32
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

27 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

125

patients, 13% of all patients

28 30
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

267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

29 27
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

262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

30 74
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

31 33
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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

32 54
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

239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

33 39
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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

34 81
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

34 35
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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

36 37
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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

36 138
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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

38 17
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

39 149
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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

39 122
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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

41 71
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

42 31
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

43 119
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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

44 49
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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

45 86
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

46 22
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

Pramipexole 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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

47 124
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

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

48 48
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

49 19
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

50 36
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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

118

patients, 12% of all patients

A 51 52
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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

52 59
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

O 52 107
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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

54 134
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

R 55 62
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL

Nortriptyline is used to tr... +

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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

56 183
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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

57 80
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

70

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

R 58 34
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

59 43
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

A 59 45
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

61 83
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

61 44
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

63 93
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

A 64 55
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

65 99
QUINAPRIL HCL

Quinapril is used alone or ... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

66 174
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

71

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

66 38
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

Terazosin 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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

66 169
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

69 68
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

70 58
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

71 142
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

72 46
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

73 136
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

74 51
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

75 75
ETODOLAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

76 195
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

77 73
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

78 42
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

79 64
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

A 80 67
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

80 130
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

A 82 91
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

83 102
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

83 56
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

83 41
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

83 98
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

87 156
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

87 77
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

87 113
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

R 90 69
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 91 127
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

92 61
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

93 26
INDAPAMIDE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

93 172
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 95 57
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

96 168
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

97 84
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

98 139
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

A 99 96
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

100 66
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

Replaces estrogen that decreases with menopause or removal of the ovaries. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

R 100 132
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

102 185
CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

102 281
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

102 118
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

105 53
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

105 131
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 107 79
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

107 177
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

109 105
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

109 95
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

109 144
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 R 112 135
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 113 121
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 114 110
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

114 111
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 116 78
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

116 141
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 P 116 109
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve tension headaches. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

R 119 228
METHOCARBAMOL

Treats muscle pain and spas... +

Treats muscle pain and spasms. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 R 120 147
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER

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

patients, 1% of all patients

121 224
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

122 116
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

123 70
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 June 10, 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.