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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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29,583Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 37 out of 3110

$2.46M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 31 out of 3110

1,103 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

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

Antipsychotics

14% of this provider’s 875 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

38% of this provider’s 1,103 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

16% of this provider’s 875 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

25% of this provider’s 1,103 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$83 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $84 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$1.75M

2012

$1.91M

2013

$2.14M

2014

$2.46M

2015

Number of Claims

19,766

2012

23,526

2013

26,211

2014

29,583

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

1,097

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

804

prescriptions.

150

patients, 14% of all patients

1 1
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

794

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

650

prescriptions.

169

patients, 15% of all patients

10 2 111
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

761

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

651

prescriptions.

162

patients, 15% of all patients

3 29
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

675

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

194

patients, 18% of all patients

O 4 12
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

598

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

147

patients, 13% of all patients

5 4
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

597

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

119

patients, 11% of all patients

6 2
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

591

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

149

patients, 14% of all patients

7 6
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

527

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

101

patients, 9% of all patients

8 14
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

514

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

111

patients, 10% of all patients

9 7
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

492

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

106

patients, 10% of all patients

10 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

486

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

144

patients, 13% of all patients

11 3
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

440

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

114

patients, 10% of all patients

12 52
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

434

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

P 13 57
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

431

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

14 26
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

364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

15 73
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

363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

128

patients, 12% of all patients

16 8
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

17 5
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

122

patients, 11% of all patients

18 99
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

144

patients, 13% of all patients

19 30
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

20 59
NAPROXEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by arthritis, gout, menstrual cramps, tendinitis, headache, backache, and toothache. Source: National Library of Medicine

304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

128

patients, 12% of all patients

21 81
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

22 198
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

22 16
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

24 21
HUMULIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

10 25 193
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

26 20
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

27 49
ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

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

273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

27 158
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

29 71
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

29 92
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

266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

31 51
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

32 10
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

33 83
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

34 17
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

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

35 63
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

239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

36 67
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

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

37 58
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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

38 9
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

175

patients, 16% of all patients

A 39 45
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

40 44
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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

41 39
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

42 55
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE

Ipratropium oral inhalation... +

Ipratropium oral inhalation is used to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness 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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

43 216
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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

44 15
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

45 87
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

O 46 46
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

47 86
NOVOLIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

48 180
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

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

49 197
SANTYL

Used to clean skin ulcers a... +

Used to clean skin ulcers and severe burns. Source: National Library of Medicine

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

50 253
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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

51 273
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

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

52 66
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

P 53 90
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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

53 19
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH

Prevents chest pain (angina... +

Prevents chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

53 234
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

56 61
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

R 57 205
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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

58 24
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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

59 53
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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

60 75
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

61 110
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

62 33
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

Latanoprost ophthalmic is used to treat glaucoma (a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision) and ocular hypertension (a condition which causes increased pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

63 155
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

64 121
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

65 18
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

66 159
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

67 274
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

68 27
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

68 114
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

70 101
MIDODRINE HCL

Midodrine hydrochloride tab... +

Midodrine hydrochloride tablets are indicated for the treatment of symptomatic orthostatic hypotension. Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

71 308
CLONIDINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

72 249
MEROPENEM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

A 10 73 439
VANCOMYCIN HCL*

Treats bacterial infections. +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

A 74 374
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P 75 138
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

76 37
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

77 170
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

78 47
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

Treats fungal infections in the skin, throat, urinary tract, and lungs. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

78 255
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

This combination medication is used to treat a variety of inflamed fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

80 181
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

80 131
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

A 80 125
REPAGLINIDE

Repaglinide is used to trea... +

Repaglinide 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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

83 310
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

83 129
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

83 139
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

83 95
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN

This is used by people with... +

This is used by people with diabetes to help keep blood sugar levels under control. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

87 432
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

87 31
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

89 41
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

90 38
RENVELA

Lowers the amount of phosph... +

Lowers the amount of phosphorus in blood of patients receiving kidney dialysis. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

91 178
ALENDRONATE SODIUM

Alendronate is used to trea... +

Alendronate is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (''change of life,'' end of menstrual periods) and to treat osteoporosis in men. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

92 28
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

93 79
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

94 13
PHENOBARBITAL

Used to control seizures. P... +

Used to control seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 R 95 282
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 95 341
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

97 106
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

98 70
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

R 99 36
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

R 100 203
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

101 187
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

102 150
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

103 84
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

104 182
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

105 127
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

105 183
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN

This is used by people with... +

This is used by people with diabetes to help keep blood sugar levels under control. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

105 229
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

105 96
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE

Tobramycin and dexamethason... +

Tobramycin and dexamethasone is a combination of an antibiotic and a corticosteroid. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

109 508
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

109 236
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

111 65
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

Helps patients who have cystic fibrosis, pancreatitis, or digestive disorders digest food. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 112 288
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

R 113 146
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

A 113 54
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

115 115
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

116 165
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

Treats certain heart rhythm problems (atrial fibrillation). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 R 117 130
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30

This is used by people with... +

This is used by people with diabetes to help keep blood sugar levels under control. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 118 344
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 119 276
RAPAFLO

Treats problems caused by a... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 120 628
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 Sept. 16, 2015.
  • 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.