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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,470Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 44 out of 3110

$1.92M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 74 out of 3110

970 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% 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 Texas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

7% of this provider’s 737 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

33% of this provider’s 970 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

14% of this provider’s 737 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

17% of this provider’s 970 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $84 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$1.54M

2012

$1.67M

2013

$2.01M

2014

$1.92M

2015

Number of Claims

26,658

2012

28,303

2013

30,744

2014

28,470

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

1,297

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,096

prescriptions.

186

patients, 19% of all patients

1 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

916

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

812

prescriptions.

201

patients, 21% of all patients

2 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

905

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

738

prescriptions.

186

patients, 19% of all patients

3 16
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

885

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

668

prescriptions.

203

patients, 21% of all patients

4 4
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

869

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

752

prescriptions.

179

patients, 18% of all patients

5 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

844

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

196

patients, 20% of all patients

6 3
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

819

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

191

patients, 20% of all patients

7 13
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

575

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

136

patients, 14% of all patients

8 6
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

535

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

134

patients, 14% of all patients

9 8
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

483

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

10 10
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

472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

114

patients, 12% of all patients

11 18
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

140

patients, 14% of all patients

O 12 12
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

433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

13 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

429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

14 26
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

423

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

108

patients, 11% of all patients

15 9
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

411

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

16 14
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

17 30
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

18 20
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

19 21
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

20 35
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

21 25
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

22 49
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

23 5
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

266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

24 15
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

25 23
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

26 27
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

27 41
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

28 29
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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

29 28
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

30 50
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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

31 51
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

32 55
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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

33 24
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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

34 63
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

35 44
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

36 38
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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

37 39
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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

37 32
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

39 92
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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

40 31
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

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

P 41 57
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

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

42 22
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

43 97
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

44 79
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

45 40
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

46 33
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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

47 58
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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

48 80
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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

R 49 36
SYMBICORT

This is a combination of bu... +

This is a combination of budesonide and formoterol used to help control the symptoms of asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

50 107
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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

51 95
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

52 98
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

53 71
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

54 34
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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

54 67
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

56 73
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

A 57 56
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

58 53
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

59 83
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

60 76
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 59
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

61 52
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

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

63 37
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

64 42
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

65 128
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

66 72
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

67 106
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

A 67 45
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

69 96
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

A 70 93
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

71 132
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

72 66
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

73 84
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 73 138
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

75 131
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

76 77
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

77 113
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

77 153
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

77 94
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

80 65
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

80 244
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

80 104
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

83 105
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

Pramipexole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

83 184
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

A 85 122
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

85 78
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 87 157
DALIRESP

Used to prevent the symptom... +

Used to prevent the symptoms (flare-ups) of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

88 371
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

Used with proper diet and exercise to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

88 137
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 P 88 194
PREMARIN

Estrogens are female hormon... +

Estrogens are female hormones. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 R 91 186
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

91 69
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

91 87
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

94 61
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

94 112
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

96 75
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

96 101
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

96 68
WELCHOL

Used together with diet and... +

Used together with diet and exercise to lower cholesterol levels in the blood and to treat type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

99 312
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

100 60
MYRBETRIQ

Used to treat overactive bl... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

101 212
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 102 209
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 102 266
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

A 104 125
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P 104 280
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 104 126
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

107 119
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT

Used to help control the sy... +

Used to help control the symptoms of lung diseases, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

108 204
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

108 116
ONDANSETRON HCL*

Ondansetron is used to prev... +

Ondansetron is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

110 165
ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

Albuterol is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

110 158
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 June 12, 2012.
  • 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.