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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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26,740Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 1404

$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 43 out of 1404

707 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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

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

36% of this provider’s 707 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

17% of this provider’s 554 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

39% of this provider’s 707 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

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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

$1.12M

2012

$1.16M

2013

$1.28M

2014

$1.26M

2015

Number of Claims

24,130

2012

25,957

2013

27,270

2014

26,740

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

1,377

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

936

prescriptions.

189

patients, 27% of all patients

O 1 5
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

1,088

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

138

patients, 20% of all patients

2 11
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,075

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

824

prescriptions.

192

patients, 27% of all patients

3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

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

954

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

719

prescriptions.

162

patients, 23% of all patients

4 1
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

856

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

657

prescriptions.

143

patients, 20% of all patients

5 4
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

602

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

6 39
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

581

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

7 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

576

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

123

patients, 17% of all patients

8 8
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

526

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

105

patients, 15% of all patients

9 3
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

524

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

10 10
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

511

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

11 55
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

478

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

110

patients, 16% of all patients

12 7
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

O 13 58
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

422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

14 29
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

O 15 44
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

16 24
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

397

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

17 12
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

18 18
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

19 25
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

326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

20 14
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

21 23
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

22 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

23 13
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

24 22
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

25 97
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

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

26 68
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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

R 27 80
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

28 36
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

29 37
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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

30 17
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

O 30 26
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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

32 136
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

33 84
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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

34 16
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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

35 41
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

36 48
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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

37 19
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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

38 38
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

R 39 79
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

40 21
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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

40 15
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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

42 31
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

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

43 20
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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

44 34
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

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

45 49
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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

46 27
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

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

47 66
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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

48 33
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

49 40
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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

R 49 43
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

51 45
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

52 67
SUBOXONE

Treats an addiction to or d... +

Treats an addiction to or dependence on narcotic medicine. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 52 138
CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

R 52 174
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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

55 108
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

56 101
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 46
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

58 164
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

A 59 56
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

59 77
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

A 61 86
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 32
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

62 100
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

64 35
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

65 47
TERBINAFINE HCL

Terbinafine is used to trea... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

66 393
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 62
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

R 68 115
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 72
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 93
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

71 154
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

A 72 63
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

73 30
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

74 83
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

74 85
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

74 104
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

74 59
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 98
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 79 64
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

80 60
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

81 28
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 81 51
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL

The combination of glyburid... +

The combination of glyburide and metformin 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) in people whose diabetes cannot be controlled by diet and exercise alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

R 83 456
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

A 83 69
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

85 54
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

85 155
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 87 107
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A 88 106
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

88 116
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

88 92
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 88 71
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

92 114
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

92 74
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

94 165
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 95 57
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

96 61
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM

Treats anxiety, trouble sle... +

Treats anxiety, trouble sleeping, symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, and certain types of epilepsy (seizures). Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 96 245
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 96 118
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

99 65
ONGLYZA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise 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

52

prescriptions.

<11 100 273
RALOXIFENE HCL

Raloxifene is used to preve... +

Raloxifene is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (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). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 101 177
METHOTREXATE

Treats several kinds of can... +

Treats several kinds of cancer, including cancer of the blood, bone, lung, breast, head, or neck. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

102 237
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 Feb. 16, 2010.
  • 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.