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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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37,864Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 1494

$1.67M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 51 out of 1494

985 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% 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

3% of this provider’s 587 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

48% of this provider’s 985 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

20% of this provider’s 587 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

45% of this provider’s 985 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $70 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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

$1.48M

2013

$1.62M

2014

$1.67M

2015

Number of Claims

28,401

2012

33,179

2013

35,498

2014

37,864

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

2,067

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

900

prescriptions.

322

patients, 33% of all patients

O 1 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,658

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,161

prescriptions.

245

patients, 25% of all patients

2 1
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,140

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

760

prescriptions.

164

patients, 17% of all patients

3 5
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

1,050

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

159

patients, 16% of all patients

4 7
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

1,023

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

134

patients, 14% of all patients

5 2
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

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

1,005

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

626

prescriptions.

165

patients, 17% of all patients

6 6
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

988

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

620

prescriptions.

184

patients, 19% of all patients

7 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

804

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

140

patients, 14% of all patients

8 35
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

779

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

128

patients, 13% of all patients

9 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

748

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

139

patients, 14% of all patients

10 15
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

686

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

112

patients, 11% of all patients

11 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

643

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

101

patients, 10% of all patients

12 4
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

583

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

13 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

574

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

14 28
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

566

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

112

patients, 11% of all patients

15 11
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

544

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

16 14
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

512

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

17 29
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

509

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

18 10
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

457

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

19 9
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

451

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

20 48
KLOR-CON M20

Potassium is essential for ... +

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

397

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

21 77
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

384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

22 21
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

375

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

23 17
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

361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

24 19
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

343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

25 39
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

335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

R 26 33
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

27 37
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

28 34
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

304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

29 49
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

300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

30 26
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

296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

31 51
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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

32 41
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

33 42
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

34 68
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

268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

35 13
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

O 35 18
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

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

37 23
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

254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

38 95
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

252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

39 160
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

40 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

41 25
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

42 22
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

43 32
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

44 104
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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

45 99
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

149

patients, 15% of all patients

A 46 108
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

O 47 97
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

O 48 57
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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

49 96
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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

147

patients, 15% of all patients

A 50 82
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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

50 63
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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

52 81
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

53 47
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

54 36
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

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

55 27
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

179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

56 117
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

57 76
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

169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

58 50
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

128

patients, 13% of all patients

A 58 58
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

158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

60 40
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

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

61 103
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

62 31
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

63 84
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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

63 38
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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

65 90
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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

66 52
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

67 79
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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

67 30
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

69 62
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

70 150
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

R 70 106
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

R 72 88
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

73 83
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

73 75
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

75 121
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

76 94
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

77 69
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT

Used to help control the sy... +

Used to help control the symptoms of lung diseases, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

77 157
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

79 72
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

80 43
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

81 46
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

A 82 65
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

83 24
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

84 66
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

R 84 136
SYMBICORT

This is a combination of bu... +

This is a combination of budesonide and formoterol used to help control the symptoms of asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

86 113
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

87 112
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

87 118
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

87 61
COLCRYS

Used to prevent gout attack... +

Used to prevent gout attacks (sudden, severe pain in one or more joints caused by abnormally high levels of a substance called uric acid in the blood) in adults, and to relieve the pain of gout attacks when they occur. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

87 210
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P 91 59
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

92 89
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

92 74
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

94 115
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

95 45
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

20

prescriptions.

<11 95 73
COLCHICINE

Prevent or treat attacks of... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

97 242
ETODOLAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

98 294
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

99 64
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

100 101
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

101 56
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

O 101 125
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

103 190
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

103 178
CLINDAMYCIN HCL

Clindamycin is used to trea... +

Clindamycin is used to treat certain types of bacterial infections, including infections of the lungs, skin, blood, female reproductive organs, and internal organs. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

A 105 312
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

106 148
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

107 80
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 108 127
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O 109 158
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

110 110
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 111 218
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 111 105
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 113 78
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 114 107
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

Nitrofurantoinis used to treat urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

A R 115 180
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 115 53
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

117 67
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

R 118 151
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

118 206
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 R 118 266
KLOR-CON 10

Potassium is essential for ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

121 186
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 122 54
MYRBETRIQ

Used to treat overactive bl... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 123 273
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

Treats asthma, allergic reactions, inflammation, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

123 93
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

123 215
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

123 132
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 123 55
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

128 145
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE

For the treatment of hypert... +

For the treatment of hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 129 164
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

130 120
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 130 189
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

130 92
SOTALOL

Treats an irregular heartbe... +

Treats an irregular heartbeat. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 133 291
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 134 91
NIACIN ER

Lowers cholesterol and trig... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 134 240
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 R 134 131
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 Jan. 8, 2016.
  • 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.