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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,685Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 261

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 261

712 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Arkansas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

54% of this provider’s 712 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

20% of this provider’s 650 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 14%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 712 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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

$909K

2012

$963K

2013

$1.03M

2014

$1.08M

2015

Number of Claims

15,591

2012

16,123

2013

16,834

2014

18,685

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
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

703

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

150

patients, 21% of all patients

1 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

661

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

141

patients, 20% of all patients

2 2
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

496

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

105

patients, 15% of all patients

3 4
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

484

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

4 23
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

469

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

5 6
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

467

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

6 3
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

460

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

7 1
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

404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

8 14
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

371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

9 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

O 10 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

11 11
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

342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

12 24
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

151

patients, 21% of all patients

A 13 54
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

O 14 95
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

15 8
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

16 31
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

123

patients, 17% of all patients

A 17 115
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

18 26
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

19 97
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

20 19
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

21 56
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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

22 32
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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

23 33
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

24 20
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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

25 25
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

26 10
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

A 27 129
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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

28 79
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

O 29 15
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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

30 21
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

30 35
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

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

32 16
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

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

33 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

34 30
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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

35 55
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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

36 44
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

37 22
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

37 18
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

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

39 93
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

40 47
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

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

41 13
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

42 91
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, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

43 37
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

44 5
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

112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

45 57
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

46 42
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

A 47 101
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

98

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

A 47 64
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

101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

R 49 34
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

50 77
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

51 163
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

52 17
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

53 27
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

54 38
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

55 123
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

56 100
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

A 56 105
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

58 98
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

58 68
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

60 43
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

60 102
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

60 28
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

A 60 70
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

64 86
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 69
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

66 45
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

66 29
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 68 220
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

68 39
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

70 83
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

71 41
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 36
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

73 50
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

73 96
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 R 75 147
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

R 76 75
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

76 59
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 78 61
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 40
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

78 48
TERBINAFINE HCL

Terbinafine is used to trea... +

Terbinafine is used to treat fungal infections of the toenail and fingernail. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

78 283
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

82 89
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 83 142
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

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

84 118
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

84 63
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 84 49
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

87 51
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

87 82
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

87 181
CHOLESTYRAMINE

Lowers high cholesterol lev... +

Lowers high cholesterol levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

87 346
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 Aug. 28, 2015.
  • 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.