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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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30,904Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 1031

$1.43M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 40 out of 1031

796 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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

10% of this provider’s 611 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

44% of this provider’s 796 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 38%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

26% of this provider’s 611 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

35% of this provider’s 796 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$46 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

$1.34M

2012

$1.51M

2013

$1.57M

2014

$1.43M

2015

Number of Claims

27,938

2012

34,454

2013

31,744

2014

30,904

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
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

859

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

797

prescriptions.

134

patients, 17% of all patients

1 8
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

845

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

711

prescriptions.

159

patients, 20% of all patients

2 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

802

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

612

prescriptions.

125

patients, 16% of all patients

O 3 1
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

698

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

121

patients, 15% of all patients

4 10
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

677

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

611

prescriptions.

107

patients, 13% of all patients

5 3
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

650

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

115

patients, 14% of all patients

6 2
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

616

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

7 90
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

596

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

8 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

558

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

9 12
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

500

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

10 23
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

479

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

11 53
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

470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

12 39
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

469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

13 9
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

459

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

14 11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

399

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

15 76
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

393

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

O 16 14
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

17 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

125

patients, 16% of all patients

18 30
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

19 15
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

360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

20 16
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

21 5
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

339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

22 28
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

23 25
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

24 31
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

316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

25 49
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

310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

26 29
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

307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

27 88
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

305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

28 86
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

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

29 17
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

275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

30 37
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

31 40
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

32 24
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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

33 42
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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

P 34 57
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

Latanoprost ophthalmic is used to treat glaucoma (a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision) and ocular hypertension (a condition which causes increased pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

35 184
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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

36 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

37 13
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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

38 48
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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

38 27
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

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 40 106
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

41 6
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

42 119
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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

42 18
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

44 100
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

The combination of enalapri... +

The combination of enalapril and hydrochlorothiazide is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

45 304
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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

46 38
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

47 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

48 112
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

49 35
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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

49 101
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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

51 43
NOVOLIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

52 265
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

120

patients, 15% of all patients

A 53 55
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

Treats short-term, medium to medium-severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

O 54 160
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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

55 47
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

P 56 109
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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

57 32
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

58 94
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 59 157
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

60 203
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

61 46
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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

62 129
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

63 149
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

A 64 52
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

64 21
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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

66 138
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

67 65
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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

68 54
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

69 144
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

R 70 34
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL

The combination of albutero... +

The combination of albuterol and ipratropium is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

71 152
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

A 72 91
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

A R 73 176
SPS 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

10 73 398
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 75 63
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

R 75 166
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

77 115
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

77 158
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

Treats moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

79 154
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

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

80 108
CEFTRIAXONE*

Treats infections caused by... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

A 81 180
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

81 83
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

83 215
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

84 75
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

85 140
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

86 44
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

86 41
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

88 77
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

89 345
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 90 120
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

90 64
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

92 70
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

R 93 135
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

93 33
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

95 92
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

95 36
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

95 71
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A 98 67
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

99 98
LIDOCAINE HCL*

Lidocaine viscous, a local ... +

Lidocaine viscous, a local anesthetic, is used to treat the pain of a sore or irritated mouth and throat often associated with cancer chemotherapy and certain medical procedures. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

100 208
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

101 123
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 102 148
ETODOLAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

102 195
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

102 26
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE

Ipratropium oral inhalation... +

Ipratropium oral inhalation is used to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 105 252
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

This combination medication is used to treat a variety of inflamed fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

106 190
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

106 84
FELODIPINE ER

Felodipine is used to treat... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

106 242
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

Treats fungal infections in the skin, throat, urinary tract, and lungs. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

109 226
HYDROCODONE-IBUPROFEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 110 348
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

A 111 45
HUMULIN 70-30

Insulin injection is used t... +

Insulin injection is used to control blood sugar in people who have type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not make insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or in people who have type 2 diabetes (condition in which the blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally) that cannot be controlled with oral medications alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

111 213
MONOJECT INSULIN SYRINGE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 113 442
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

114 133
HUMULIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

115 269
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

115 134
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

R 115 62
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

115 61
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

119 99
COLCHICINE

Prevent or treat attacks of... +

Prevent or treat attacks of gout. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

120 276
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 121 56
NOVOLIN 70-30

Insulin injection is used t... +

Insulin injection is used to control blood sugar in people who have type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not make insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or in people who have type 2 diabetes (condition in which the blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally) that cannot be controlled with oral medications alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 122 206
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER

Tolterodine is used treat o... +

Tolterodine is used 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) to relieve urinary difficulties, including frequent urination and inability to control urination. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 122 214
PROTONIX 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 124 471
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 124 111
METHADONE HCL

Methadone is used to reliev... +

Methadone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain that has not been relieved by non-narcotic pain relievers. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 O 126 162
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

127 165
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

R 128 69
TIMOLOL MALEATE

Ophthalmic timolol is used ... +

Ophthalmic timolol is used to treat glaucoma, a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 129 358
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 129 73
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 131 66
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.