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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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19,035Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 87 out of 1404

$786K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 196 out of 1404

548 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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 Tennessee
lower than average

Antipsychotics

8% of this provider’s 340 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

47% of this provider’s 548 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

16% of this provider’s 340 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

54% of this provider’s 548 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$320K

2012

$281K

2013

$317K

2014

$786K

2015

Number of Claims

7,053

2012

7,322

2013

7,741

2014

19,035

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

1,300

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

738

prescriptions.

220

patients, 40% of all patients

O 1 5
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

625

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

136

patients, 25% of all patients

2 6
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

620

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

113

patients, 21% of all patients

3 7
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

588

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

104

patients, 19% of all patients

4 11
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

578

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

137

patients, 25% of all patients

5 2
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

542

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

112

patients, 20% of all patients

6 9
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

482

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

101

patients, 18% of all patients

7 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

8 13
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

409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

9 1
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

394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

92

patients, 17% 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

375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

11 12
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

273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

12 4
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

13 28
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

14 25
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

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

15 34
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

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

16 38
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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

17 20
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

18 18
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

19 32
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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

20 15
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

21 37
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

O 22 44
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

22 21
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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

24 64
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

25 36
RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat... +

Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus); and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

26 29
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

27 77
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

R 28 115
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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

29 75
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

30 55
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

31 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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

32 19
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

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

33 67
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

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

33 27
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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

35 17
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

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

36 66
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11 37 57
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

38 23
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

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

39 59
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

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

40 42
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

41 116
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

42 8
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

43 30
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

<11 P 44 122
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

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

45 14
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

46 65
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

47 24
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

47 40
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

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

A 49 69
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

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

A 50 130
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

A 51 56
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

52 48
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

53 33
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 54 53
ENDOCET

Treats moderate to moderate... +

Treats moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 55 330
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

55 60
DEXAMETHASONE

Treats inflammation and man... +

Treats inflammation and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

57 284
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

58 72
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 P 58 81
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

60 39
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 51
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 78
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 O 63 112
RIVASTIGMINE*

Used to treat mild to moder... +

Used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss and mental changes) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 63 190
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

R 65 80
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 66 108
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 54
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 68 71
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

69 85
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

A 69 106
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

A 69 63
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 74
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE

Medroxyprogesterone is used... +

Medroxyprogesterone is used to treat abnormal menstruation (periods) or irregular vaginal bleeding. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

73 373
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

73 124
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

75 143
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

75 31
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 52
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 78 26
ENTACAPONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 79 321
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

R 79 111
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

79 99
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

82 70
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

82 49
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 82 309
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 82 268
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 86 197
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

86 61
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 March 22, 2016.
  • 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.