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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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28,206Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 936

$1.49M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 936

781 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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 Louisiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

7% of this provider’s 680 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

35% of this provider’s 781 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

18% of this provider’s 680 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 14%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 781 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$678K

2012

$768K

2013

$1.41M

2014

$1.49M

2015

Number of Claims

12,422

2012

15,033

2013

27,540

2014

28,206

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
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

944

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

907

prescriptions.

138

patients, 18% of all patients

1 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

685

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

2 6
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

657

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

3 60
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

599

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

4 5
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

592

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

145

patients, 19% of all patients

5 19
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

591

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

127

patients, 16% of all patients

O 6 18
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

571

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

7 10
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

549

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

8 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

517

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

9 4
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

495

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

10 20
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

486

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

11 74
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

484

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

12 3
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

449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

13 33
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

13 72
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

15 99
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

407

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

118

patients, 15% of all patients

16 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

402

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

O 17 7
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

18 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

19 13
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

351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

20 2
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

336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

21 30
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

309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

22 40
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

303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

23 39
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

302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

24 17
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

25 9
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

26 11
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

27 26
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

28 22
GLIPIZIDE XL

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

282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

29 137
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

30 14
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

262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

31 12
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

239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

32 59
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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

33 49
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

34 92
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

35 37
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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

35 28
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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

P 35 50
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

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

38 61
BUDESONIDE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

10 38 304
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

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

40 77
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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

41 15
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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

42 16
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

43 139
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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

44 178
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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

45 67
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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

46 38
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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

47 58
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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

48 80
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

49 83
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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

50 82
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

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

51 43
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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

52 34
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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

52 64
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

52 51
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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 107
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

R 55 172
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

R 57 54
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

58 44
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 65
BROVANA 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

10 60 367
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 85
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 52
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

62 96
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 29
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

65 48
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 25
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 73
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

A 68 87
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

69 46
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

70 56
NOVOLIN 70-30

Insulin injection is used t... +

Insulin injection is used to control blood sugar in people who have type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not make insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or in people who have type 2 diabetes (condition in which the blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally) that cannot be controlled with oral medications alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 249
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

72 138
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 32
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

74 171
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 108
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

75 23
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 75 71
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

78 162
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

79 93
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

80 57
DALIRESP

Used to prevent the symptom... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 81 255
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

A 82 170
AZELASTINE HCL

Used to treat hay fever and... +

Used to treat hay fever and allergy symptoms including runny nose, sneezing, and itchy nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

82 239
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE

Bisoprolol is used alone or... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

84 140
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 85 222
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

85 35
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

85 152
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 88 165
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

89 100
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

90 125
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE

Treats anxiety, tension, ne... +

Treats anxiety, tension, nervousness, nausea, vomiting, allergies, skin rash, hives, and itching. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

R 91 315
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

92 103
SOTALOL

Treats an irregular heartbe... +

Treats an irregular heartbeat. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 93 298
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

93 27
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 95 130
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 96 31
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 97 104
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

A 98 66
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 98 153
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

A 100 90
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 101 142
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM

Diclofenac is a nonsteroida... +

Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat mild-to-moderate pain, and helps to relieve symptoms of arthritis (eg, osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis), such as inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

101 235
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura XL) 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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 103 81
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 104 75
MIDODRINE HCL

Midodrine hydrochloride tab... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 105 428
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

Treats itching or watering of eyes caused by allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 105 428
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 105 63
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 108 78
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 108 55
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 110 79
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

111 102
VESICARE

Solifenacin is used to trea... +

Solifenacin is used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 111 144
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

111 173
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 114 221
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 114 41
PRISTIQ ER

Used to treat depression. D... +

Used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 114 285
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 114 117
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 114 70
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

119 143
GALANTAMINE HBR

Galantamine is used to trea... +

Galantamine is used to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 120 350
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

120 136
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

R 120 36
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN

This combination of medicin... +

This combination of medicines are used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 123 261
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 May 30, 2008.
  • 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.