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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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21,505Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 261

$1.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 261

550 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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 Arkansas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

39% of this provider’s 550 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

18% of this provider’s 413 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

36% of this provider’s 550 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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

$782K

2012

$954K

2013

$1.09M

2014

$1.35M

2015

Number of Claims

14,920

2012

17,043

2013

18,294

2014

21,505

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

1,097

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

611

prescriptions.

158

patients, 29% of all patients

O 1 7
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

956

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

741

prescriptions.

133

patients, 24% of all patients

2 5
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

798

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

622

prescriptions.

114

patients, 21% of all patients

3 2
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

739

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

99

patients, 18% of all patients

4 39
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

696

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

106

patients, 19% of all patients

5 6
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

641

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

6 14
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

638

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

89

patients, 16% of all patients

7 3
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

636

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

101

patients, 18% of all patients

8 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

569

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

9 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

512

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

10 8
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

487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

11 13
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

486

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

12 46
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

462

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

13 4
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

14 10
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

15 17
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

381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

16 1
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

361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

17 25
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

338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

18 9
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

19 19
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

320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

20 51
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

284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

21 16
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

22 69
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

23 31
RENVELA

Lowers the amount of phosph... +

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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

24 180
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

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

25 44
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

26 130
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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

27 27
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

28 22
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

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

R 29 34
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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

30 55
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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

31 21
SENSIPAR

Lowers the amount of calciu... +

Lowers the amount of calcium in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

31 191
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

33 90
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

34 148
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

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

35 23
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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

36 45
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

37 30
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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

38 24
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

108

patients, 20% of all patients

A 38 101
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

O 40 15
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

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

41 89
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

112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

42 86
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

43 62
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 12
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

44 32
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

46 128
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

47 82
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

48 78
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 87
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 50 135
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 88
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 51 48
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

53 20
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

54 33
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 213
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

56 98
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 29
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 192
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

R 59 147
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 59 124
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

61 106
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

R 61 110
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

61 72
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 64 47
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 65 26
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 66 43
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 66 77
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 68 40
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 R 69 60
HUMULIN 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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 69 318
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

44

prescriptions.

<11 69 96
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

38

prescriptions.

<11 69 172
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

73 225
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

73 323
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 75 41
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 75 57
DILTIAZEM 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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 141
CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

Treats pain and stiffness of muscle spasms. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 R 77 132
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 77 244
PRAZOSIN HCL

Prazosin is used alone or i... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 77 334
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 81 35
PHENOBARBITAL

Used to control seizures. P... +

Used to control seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 R 82 290
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

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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 Dec. 4, 2014.
  • 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.