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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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26,334Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 673

$1.4M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 673

714 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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 Mississippi
lower than average

Antipsychotics

5% of this provider’s 514 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

49% of this provider’s 714 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 38%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

23% of this provider’s 514 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 714 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

$1.14M

2012

$1.27M

2013

$1.43M

2014

$1.4M

2015

Number of Claims

24,339

2012

26,122

2013

27,189

2014

26,334

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

1,306

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

961

prescriptions.

190

patients, 27% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

924

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

704

prescriptions.

143

patients, 20% of all patients

2 6
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

792

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

626

prescriptions.

123

patients, 17% of all patients

3 2
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

712

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

126

patients, 18% of all patients

4 9
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

662

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

5 23
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

647

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

6 4
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

604

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

7 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

550

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

8 3
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

537

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

9 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

510

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

10 8
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

497

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

11 25
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

489

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

12 14
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

473

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

13 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

467

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

14 20
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

322

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

15 10
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

369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

16 13
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

108

patients, 15% of all patients

O 17 21
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

337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

18 26
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

19 18
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

271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

20 16
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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

21 41
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

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

22 22
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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

23 17
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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

23 12
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

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

25 40
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

26 29
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

27 64
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

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

28 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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

29 27
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

30 45
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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

31 28
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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

32 67
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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

33 143
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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

34 51
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

35 48
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

36 24
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

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

37 33
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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

38 54
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

R 39 60
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

Used with proper diet and exercise to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

40 162
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

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

R 41 38
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

O 42 5
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

43 37
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

44 75
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

45 35
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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

45 44
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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

45 65
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

48 36
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

A 49 76
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

<11 50 84
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

51 32
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

52 62
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

53 136
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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

54 81
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

R 55 72
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

56 129
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

56 52
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

58 46
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

59 157
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

P 60 49
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 31
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 69
CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

Treats a circulation problem in which too little blood flows into your leg muscles (intermittent claudication). Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

63 151
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

Ropinirole 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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

64 77
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

65 19
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

66 61
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

R 66 114
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

A 66 58
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

A 69 50
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

70 133
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

71 184
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

72 39
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 93
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

A 74 71
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 101
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

76 118
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

77 42
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

A 78 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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

79 79
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

79 57
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

81 117
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

82 66
NOVOLIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

82 192
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

84 63
CHLORTHALIDONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 84 120
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

84 43
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

87 47
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

87 138
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 89 83
AZOR

This is a combination of am... +

This is a combination of amlodipine and olmesartan is a combination of medicines that may be used alone or with other medicines to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 90 350
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

91 103
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

92 74
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

92 95
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

94 88
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

94 34
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 P 94 78
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

94 70
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 98 102
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 99 73
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

Doxycycline is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; Lyme disease; acne; infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems; and anthrax (after inhalational exposure). Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

A 99 105
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

R 101 181
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

A 102 86
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 R 102 176
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

102 92
PRADAXA

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) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 105 245
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

105 109
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

105 141
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

105 119
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 109 56
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 R 109 146
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

111 108
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 111 90
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 113 80
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 114 187
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 115 196
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

115 285
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

A R 115 167
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 118 323
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 119 147
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. 22, 2013.
  • 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.