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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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22,818Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 46 out of 941

$895K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 85 out of 941

653 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% 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

9% of this provider’s 444 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

49% of this provider’s 653 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

17% of this provider’s 444 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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Opioids

39% of this provider’s 653 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 27%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $48 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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

$802K

2012

$872K

2013

$829K

2014

$895K

2015

Number of Claims

19,140

2012

22,758

2013

21,939

2014

22,818

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

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

1,239

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

880

prescriptions.

158

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

755

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

128

patients, 20% of all patients

2 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

753

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

150

patients, 23% of all patients

O 3 4
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

723

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

4 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

722

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

118

patients, 18% of all patients

5 10
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

555

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

112

patients, 17% of all patients

6 7
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

515

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

7 5
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

503

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

127

patients, 19% of all patients

O 8 16
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

489

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

9 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

400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

10 8
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

391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

11 89
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE

For the treatment of hypert... +

For the treatment of hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

12 164
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

342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

13 3
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

317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

14 13
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

15 38
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

278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

16 100
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

270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

17 24
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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

18 19
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

19 18
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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

20 40
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

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

21 43
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

22 2
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

23 20
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

158

patients, 24% of all patients

A 24 83
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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

P 25 60
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

26 31
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

27 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

28 9
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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

29 21
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

30 170
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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

31 35
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

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

32 28
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

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

32 27
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

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

32 12
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

Treats asthma, allergic reactions, inflammation, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

127

patients, 19% of all patients

35 106
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

Dicyclomine is used to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

36 162
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

37 26
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

A 38 64
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

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

39 15
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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

40 25
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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 59
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

42 44
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

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

R 43 92
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

43 34
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 22
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

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

R 46 33
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

47 46
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

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

48 72
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

49 17
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

50 39
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

51 102
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

The combination of benazepr... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

52 260
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

52 177
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

54 48
VERAPAMIL ER

Verapamil is used to treat ... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

54 112
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

56 137
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

56 50
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

58 36
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

59 71
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

59 128
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

A 61 47
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

62 130
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

63 69
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 P 64 191
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

65 173
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

65 101
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

67 150
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

68 124
VESICARE

Solifenacin is used to trea... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 155
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

69 30
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

R 71 53
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

72 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

73 32
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 74 42
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

75 117
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

A 76 97
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

77 70
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A 78 80
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

78 139
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

80 66
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

81 68
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

82 136
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

83 215
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

83 49
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

83 81
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 86 105
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 87 122
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

R 88 84
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

89 82
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

89 119
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

91 58
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 P 91 138
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

91 54
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

94 91
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 95 146
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve tension headaches. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

R 96 277
METHOCARBAMOL

Treats muscle pain and spas... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

R 96 257
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 R 98 62
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

99 79
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

99 45
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 101 109
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE*

Treats skin irritation, all... +

Treats skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

102 364
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

Megestrol tablets treat breast and uterine cancer. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 R 102 189
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

A R 104 166
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 Oct. 3, 2008.
  • 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.