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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,175Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 82 out of 1494

$1.5M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 61 out of 1494

1,344 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

2% of this provider’s 1,222 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

22% of this provider’s 1,344 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

18% of this provider’s 1,222 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

19% of this provider’s 1,344 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $70 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$1.31M

2012

$1.42M

2013

$1.52M

2014

$1.5M

2015

Number of Claims

19,169

2012

22,403

2013

23,900

2014

24,175

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

923

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

835

prescriptions.

207

patients, 15% of all patients

1 2
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

853

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

795

prescriptions.

172

patients, 13% of all patients

2 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

842

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

756

prescriptions.

182

patients, 14% of all patients

3 1
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

767

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

691

prescriptions.

215

patients, 16% of all patients

4 6
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

670

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

624

prescriptions.

145

patients, 11% of all patients

5 5
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

606

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

132

patients, 10% of all patients

6 9
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

595

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

120

patients, 9% of all patients

7 45
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

566

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

148

patients, 11% of all patients

8 4
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

557

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

108

patients, 8% of all patients

9 7
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

511

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

111

patients, 8% of all patients

10 17
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

471

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

127

patients, 9% of all patients

11 8
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

405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

95

patients, 7% of all patients

12 35
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

403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

98

patients, 7% of all patients

13 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

126

patients, 9% of all patients

O 14 12
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

388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

96

patients, 7% of all patients

15 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

16 15
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

306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

17 14
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

80

patients, 6% of all patients

18 11
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

19 43
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

69

patients, 5% of all patients

20 16
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

287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

84

patients, 6% of all patients

R 21 33
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

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

22 23
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

276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

23 19
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

24 24
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

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

25 21
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

26 42
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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

27 39
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

28 34
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

28 20
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

81

patients, 6% of all patients

O 30 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

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

31 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

79

patients, 6% of all patients

32 25
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

33 22
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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

34 40
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

35 32
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

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

36 67
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

37 37
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

38 60
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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

39 56
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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

40 41
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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

41 27
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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

42 51
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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

43 49
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

44 61
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

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

P 45 59
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

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

45 64
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

47 29
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

48 70
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

49 47
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

50 31
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

50 48
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

52 94
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

53 54
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

93

patients, 7% of all patients

A 54 123
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

54 38
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

56 69
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL

Nortriptyline is used to tr... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

57 203
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

58 66
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

59 36
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

60 98
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

61 30
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

62 127
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

63 26
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

64 89
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

65 76
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

65 111
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

67 80
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

O 68 57
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

69 28
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

70 50
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

71 74
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

72 115
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

73 129
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

73 166
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

75 103
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

A 75 65
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

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

77 107
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

A 78 114
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

R 78 151
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

80 133
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

80 87
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

82 53
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

82 73
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

84 72
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

84 44
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER

Isosorbide mononitrate is u... +

Isosorbide mononitrate is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by coronary artery disease (heart disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

86 63
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

87 109
NOVOLIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

88 208
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 88 101
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

90 75
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 91 117
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

91 104
GLYBURIDE

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

R 91 307
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.