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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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41,880Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 1801

$2.29M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 1801

1,164 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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 Georgia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

4% of this provider’s 930 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

39% of this provider’s 1,164 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 930 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

38% of this provider’s 1,164 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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

$1.83M

2012

$2.18M

2013

$2.36M

2014

$2.29M

2015

Number of Claims

36,187

2012

40,977

2013

43,403

2014

41,880

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

1,840

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,590

prescriptions.

269

patients, 23% of all patients

1 3
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

1,356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,215

prescriptions.

221

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,171

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,038

prescriptions.

210

patients, 18% of all patients

3 5
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

1,133

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

891

prescriptions.

223

patients, 19% of all patients

4 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

1,079

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

739

prescriptions.

234

patients, 20% of all patients

O 5 7
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,030

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

815

prescriptions.

169

patients, 15% of all patients

6 2
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

972

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

875

prescriptions.

159

patients, 14% of all patients

7 21
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

881

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

691

prescriptions.

184

patients, 16% of all patients

8 10
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

816

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

624

prescriptions.

156

patients, 13% of all patients

9 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

779

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

679

prescriptions.

138

patients, 12% of all patients

10 13
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

765

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

694

prescriptions.

133

patients, 11% of all patients

11 4
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

729

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

123

patients, 11% of all patients

12 50
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

727

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

292

patients, 25% of all patients

13 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

718

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

139

patients, 12% of all patients

14 14
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

640

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

154

patients, 13% of all patients

15 9
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

611

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

101

patients, 9% of all patients

16 27
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

604

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

17 18
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

570

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

110

patients, 9% of all patients

18 49
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

515

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

87

patients, 7% of all patients

19 8
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

464

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

20 36
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

453

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

21 38
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

451

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

22 15
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

438

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

23 19
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

406

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

95

patients, 8% of all patients

24 84
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

399

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

25 52
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

26 32
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

95

patients, 8% of all patients

27 26
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

371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

28 29
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

369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

29 30
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

30 145
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

360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

31 12
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

32 16
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

105

patients, 9% of all patients

O 33 17
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

337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

34 23
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

305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

35 45
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

36 20
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

37 129
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

292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

38 41
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

39 79
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

40 68
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

40 61
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

42 39
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

43 83
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

O 44 47
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

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

45 11
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

182

patients, 16% of all patients

A 46 55
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

47 22
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

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

48 43
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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

49 120
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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

50 44
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

51 75
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

209

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

52 42
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

208

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

53 87
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

207

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

54 40
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

205

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

55 77
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

205

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

55 140
CEFDINIR

Treats certain types of ski... +

Treats certain types of skin infections, throat infections, and lung infections, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, or tonsillitis. Source: National Library of Medicine

192

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

148

patients, 13% of all patients

A 57 171
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

189

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

58 62
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

186

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

59 48
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

185

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

O 60 78
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

176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

61 69
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

62 92
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

168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

63 65
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

107

patients, 9% of all patients

A 64 70
ONDANSETRON ODT

Used to prevent nausea and ... +

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

160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

10 65 278
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

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

66 74
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

67 53
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

67 37
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

69 46
LANSOPRAZOLE

Treats stomach ulcers, gast... +

Treats stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

70 156
CHLORTHALIDONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

70 119
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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

P 72 54
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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

73 33
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

74 31
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

Clonidine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

75 51
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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

75 85
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

77 138
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

78 101
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

79 116
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

80 114
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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

81 218
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

O 82 109
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

83 151
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

83 149
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

O 85 181
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

86 63
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

87 28
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

87 67
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

89 102
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

R 90 81
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

R 91 96
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

Used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

92 187
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

93 112
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

93 167
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

93 155
DEXILANT

Treats erosive esophagitis,... +

Treats erosive esophagitis, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other conditions caused by too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

96 152
GLIPIZIDE ER

Glipizide is used along wit... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

97 91
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

98 89
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

98 93
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

100 80
AMITIZA

Treats certain types of lon... +

Treats certain types of long-term constipation by helping you have a bowel movement. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

100 215
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

102 203
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER

Propranolol is used to trea... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

103 363
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

104 76
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

105 161
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

106 108
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

107 132
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

107 131
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

109 186
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

110 71
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

O 110 142
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

112 99
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

R 113 115
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

113 147
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

Treats problems with urination caused by an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH). Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

115 259
LINZESS

Used in adults to treat irr... +

Used in adults to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C; a condition that causes stomach pain or cramps, bloating, and infrequent or difficult passage of stools) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC; difficult or infrequent passage of stools that lasts for 3 months or longer and is not caused by a disease or a medication). Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

115 298
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 115 88
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

Enalapril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

115 113
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

119 124
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 120 174
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

120 134
KLOR-CON M10

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

122 197
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

123 72
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

124 195
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

125 110
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 125 126
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

A 125 94
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

125 130
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 125 60
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

130 90
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

130 59
NIACIN ER

Lowers cholesterol and trig... +

Lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood and treats niacin deficiency (pellagra). Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 132 202
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

R 133 34
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 133 351
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

133 106
ENDOCET

Treats moderate to moderate... +

Treats moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O 136 333
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

137 56
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

138 160
DILTIAZEM 24HR 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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 139 201
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

140 137
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 140 122
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 142 221
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

143 57
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

143 73
KLOR-CON M20

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

145 95
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

A 145 100
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

145 66
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

148 117
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P 148 64
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 25, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.