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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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37,593Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 1031

$2.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 1031

965 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

4% of this provider’s 732 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

45% of this provider’s 965 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 38%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

27% of this provider’s 732 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

36% of this provider’s 965 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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

$1.52M

2012

$1.74M

2013

$2.08M

2014

$2.16M

2015

Number of Claims

29,319

2012

33,429

2013

37,247

2014

37,593

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
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

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

1,413

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,048

prescriptions.

230

patients, 24% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,387

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,049

prescriptions.

209

patients, 22% of all patients

2 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

1,110

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

931

prescriptions.

178

patients, 18% of all patients

3 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

1,095

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

929

prescriptions.

153

patients, 16% of all patients

4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

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

1,070

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

929

prescriptions.

137

patients, 14% of all patients

5 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

1,013

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

630

prescriptions.

206

patients, 21% of all patients

O 6 1
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

941

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

767

prescriptions.

168

patients, 17% 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

695

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

117

patients, 12% of all patients

8 9
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

693

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

134

patients, 14% of all patients

9 10
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

583

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

10 15
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

570

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

11 7
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

553

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

12 22
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

516

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

123

patients, 13% of all patients

13 78
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

500

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

14 18
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

483

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

15 5
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

480

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

16 110
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

478

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

17 19
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

473

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

18 36
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

Morphine (extended release) is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

468

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

O 19 120
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

441

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

20 35
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

437

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

21 44
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

425

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

22 31
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

384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

23 48
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

374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

24 16
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

24 25
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

26 11
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

359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

27 13
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

355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

R 28 34
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

335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

29 28
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

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

30 20
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

31 33
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

302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

32 32
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

33 26
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

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

34 27
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

274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

35 29
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

36 21
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

O 37 50
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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

38 23
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

39 94
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

O 40 14
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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

41 17
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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

42 49
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

43 24
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

163

patients, 17% of all patients

A 43 45
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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

45 124
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

46 187
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

47 73
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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

48 39
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

49 93
DEXILANT

Treats erosive esophagitis,... +

Treats erosive esophagitis, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other conditions caused by too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

50 178
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

176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

51 83
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

176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

51 43
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

53 41
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

54 58
VESICARE

Solifenacin is used to trea... +

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

156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

55 163
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

56 103
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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

57 42
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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

58 81
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

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

115

patients, 12% of all patients

A 59 52
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

60 66
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

60 46
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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

116

patients, 12% of all patients

A 62 96
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

63 79
METHOCARBAMOL

Treats muscle pain and spas... +

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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

R 64 147
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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

64 101
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

66 92
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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

R 66 69
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to r... +

Metoclopramide is used to relieve heartburn and speed the healing of ulcers and sores in the esophagus (tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) in people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the esophagus) that did not get better with other treatments. Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

68 133
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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

69 113
AMITIZA

Treats certain types of lon... +

Treats certain types of long-term constipation by helping you have a bowel movement. Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

70 199
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

R 71 62
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

72 119
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P 73 109
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

73 38
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

R 75 132
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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

76 74
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

77 30
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

78 37
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

79 112
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

79 98
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

81 75
LINZESS

Used in adults to treat irr... +

Used in adults to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C; a condition that causes stomach pain or cramps, bloating, and infrequent or difficult passage of stools) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC; difficult or infrequent passage of stools that lasts for 3 months or longer and is not caused by a disease or a medication). Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

81 241
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 83 57
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

83 126
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O 85 106
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O 85 167
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

87 102
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

A 88 55
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

89 54
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

89 100
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

<11 91 108
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

92 84
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

92 47
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

94 170
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

95 70
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

96 68
COLCRYS

Used to prevent gout attack... +

Used to prevent gout attacks (sudden, severe pain in one or more joints caused by abnormally high levels of a substance called uric acid in the blood) in adults, and to relieve the pain of gout attacks when they occur. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

97 215
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

98 56
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

99 141
MORPHINE SULFATE

Morphine is used to relieve... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O 99 227
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

101 59
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

101 85
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

103 65
PREMARIN

Estrogens are female hormon... +

Estrogens are female hormones. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

R 104 205
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 104 115
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

106 207
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

A R 106 176
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

108 111
NIFEDICAL XL

Used alone or together with... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 108 239
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

110 88
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

110 212
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

112 361
VALSARTAN

Valsartan is used alone or ... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

113 129
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

114 77
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 114 60
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

116 171
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 117 194
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 118 137
DILTIAZEM 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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

119 298
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

119 89
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE

Bisoprolol is used alone or... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

121 191
PRISTIQ ER

Used to treat depression. D... +

Used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 122 325
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

123 255
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 123 148
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

A 125 67
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 126 130
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

127 189
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS

Theophylline is used to pre... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

127 201
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

129 250
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

129 144
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

131 139
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 131 86
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

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

133 95
VALACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes virus infecti... +

Treats herpes virus infections, including shingles (herpes zoster), cold sores (herpes labialis), and genital herpes (herpes simplex) in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

133 257
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 135 87
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 135 169
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

137 140
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE

Treats diarrhea. +

Treats diarrhea. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

137 232
DILT-XR

Treats high blood pressure,... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 137 334
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

140 142
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 140 127
INVOKANA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (condition in which blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

142 173
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

142 116
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 144 64
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

144 118
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 146 310
GUANFACINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 R 146 494
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 Dec. 31, 2009.
  • 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.