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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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46,012Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 1404

$1.63M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 1404

875 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

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

Antipsychotics

9% of this provider’s 736 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 875 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

17% of this provider’s 736 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

22% of this provider’s 875 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$35 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

53 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$562K

2012

$813K

2013

$1.06M

2014

$1.63M

2015

Number of Claims

12,765

2012

29,253

2013

33,372

2014

46,012

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

1,882

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,697

prescriptions.

140

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,660

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,489

prescriptions.

135

patients, 15% of all patients

2 7
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

1,421

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,214

prescriptions.

128

patients, 15% of all patients

3 4
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

1,389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,205

prescriptions.

109

patients, 12% of all patients

4 12
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

1,317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,312

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

5 38
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

1,257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,022

prescriptions.

134

patients, 15% of all patients

6 3
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

979

prescriptions.

129

patients, 15% of all patients

7 2
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,067

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

860

prescriptions.

125

patients, 14% of all patients

8 6
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

1,060

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

931

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

9 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

836

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

772

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

10 13
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

835

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

819

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

11 48
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

802

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

761

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

12 19
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

799

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

622

prescriptions.

103

patients, 12% of all patients

13 10
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

785

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

741

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

14 20
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

771

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

745

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

15 28
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

740

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

626

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

16 17
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

732

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

646

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

17 22
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

721

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

679

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

18 18
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

646

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

P 19 53
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

597

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

107

patients, 12% of all patients

O 20 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

589

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

21 27
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

571

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

22 15
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

508

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

23 33
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

505

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

24 42
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

476

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

25 21
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

429

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

26 16
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

423

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

27 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

412

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

28 71
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

401

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

29 23
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

30 36
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

372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

31 76
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

32 70
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

33 77
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

34 57
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

311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

35 107
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

36 35
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

37 73
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

303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

38 60
NUEDEXTA

Used to treat pseudobulbar ... +

Used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA; a condition of sudden, frequent outbursts of crying or laughing that can not be controlled) in people with certain conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease; condition in which the nerves that control muscle movement slowly die, causing the muscles to shrink and weaken) or multiple sclerosis (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). Source: National Library of Medicine

300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

39 142
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

40 11
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

278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

41 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

42 8
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

43 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

264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

44 29
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

O 44 26
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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

46 110
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

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

47 59
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 48 81
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

R 49 166
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

251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

50 74
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

250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

51 120
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

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

52 51
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

52 25
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

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

54 62
DILTIAZEM HCL

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

55 183
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

227

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 229
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

224

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

57 32
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

189

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

58 67
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

185

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

59 109
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

185

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

59 40
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

175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

61 47
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

62 65
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

63 163
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

<11 64 119
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

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

A 65 69
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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

66 46
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

<11 67 90
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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 68 152
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

69 78
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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

<11 70 108
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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

71 192
METFORMIN HCL ER

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

72 41
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

73 116
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

74 50
DILT-XR

Treats high blood pressure,... +

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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

<11 10 75 352
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

<11 76 88
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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

77 98
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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

78 113
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

<11 79 128
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 79 204
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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

<11 81 151
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

82 49
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

83 72
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

84 301
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

84 45
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

<11 86 96
RIVASTIGMINE*

Used to treat mild to moder... +

Used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss and mental changes) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

<11 87 190
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 88 338
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11 88 202
INVOKANA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (condition in which blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally). Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

90 191
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

91 39
PHENYTOIN

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 92 246
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11 R 93 79
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

R 94 80
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

94 105
COLCHICINE

Prevent or treat attacks of... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11 96 307
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

97 30
DILTIAZEM ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

97 175
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

R 99 315
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 P 100 206
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 P 101 293
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

101 61
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

103 92
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

104 34
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

105 64
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

106 37
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O 107 44
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

A 107 56
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 109 199
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

110 102
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

A 111 106
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 R 111 115
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

113 124
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

113 84
VIIBRYD

Used to treat depression in... +

Used to treat depression in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 115 392
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

The combination of benazepr... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 115 182
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

115 55
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

115 125
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

119 143
PRADAXA

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) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 120 232
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 P 120 211
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 P 122 122
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

Treats and prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 123 256
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 O 123 112
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

123 103
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 126 157
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 127 138
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL

The combination of amlodipi... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

128 93
SOTALOL

Treats an irregular heartbe... +

Treats an irregular heartbeat. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 128 240
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

128 185
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

A 131 86
CEFTRIAXONE*

Treats infections caused by... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

A 132 171
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

Doxepin is used to treat depression and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 R 133 216
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 133 263
VERAPAMIL HCL

Verapamil is used to treat ... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 135 362
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

136 168
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 136 268
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 136 153
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 136 208
AMANTADINE

Treats or prevents the flu ... +

Treats or prevents the flu (influenza type A). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 140 372
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) caused by congestive heart failure, kidney disease, or liver disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

140 173
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 140 332
GALANTAMINE HBR

Galantamine is used to trea... +

Galantamine is used to treat the symptoms of 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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 140 225
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

Doxycycline is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; Lyme disease; acne; infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems; and anthrax (after inhalational exposure). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

A 140 126
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

145 121
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 145 165
CALCITONIN-SALMON

Calcitonin salmon is used t... +

Calcitonin salmon is used to treat osteoporosis in women who are at least 5 years past menopause and cannot or do not want to take estrogen products. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 145 393
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 12, 2011.
  • 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.