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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,651Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 41

$1.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 41

1,411 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
100% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
21% 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

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

14% of this provider’s 1,411 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

This provider prescribed potentially inappropriate drugs 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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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 1,411 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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

$834K

2012

$1000K

2013

$1.07M

2014

$1.39M

2015

Number of Claims

12,354

2012

14,899

2013

15,524

2014

19,651

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

1,057

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,057

prescriptions.

276

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
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

750

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

750

prescriptions.

189

patients, 13% of all patients

2 2
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

618

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

154

patients, 11% of all patients

3 3
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

541

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

153

patients, 11% of all patients

4 5
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

471

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

122

patients, 9% of all patients

5 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

136

patients, 10% of all patients

6 9
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

444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

121

patients, 9% of all patients

7 13
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

131

patients, 9% of all patients

8 4
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

430

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

108

patients, 8% of all patients

9 16
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

137

patients, 10% of all patients

O 10 14
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

119

patients, 8% of all patients

11 7
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

361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

78

patients, 6% of all patients

12 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

109

patients, 8% of all patients

13 8
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

293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

83

patients, 6% of all patients

14 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

O 15 19
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

282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

84

patients, 6% of all patients

16 15
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

77

patients, 5% of all patients

17 22
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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

18 12
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

19 25
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

69

patients, 5% of all patients

20 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

101

patients, 7% of all patients

21 32
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

22 30
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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

23 28
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

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

24 21
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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

P 25 31
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

26 44
NEXIUM

Treats heartburn, gastroeso... +

Treats heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

27 38
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

28 34
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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

28 27
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

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

30 65
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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

31 52
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

31 69
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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

R 33 48
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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

34 47
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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

35 33
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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

35 10
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

37 26
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

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

38 64
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

39 20
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

40 23
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

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

41 71
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

O 42 84
GALANTAMINE HBR

Galantamine is used to trea... +

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

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

43 168
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

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

44 60
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

45 68
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

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

46 102
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.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

47 77
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

48 37
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

49 53
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

49 58
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

49 18
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

52 60
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

53 63
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

54 76
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

54 35
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

54 49
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

57 130
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

57 117
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

57 39
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

57 59
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

Causes numbness or loss of feeling in an area of your body. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

61 159
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

62 75
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

62 54
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

64 125
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

64 122
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

64 24
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

67 62
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

67 42
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

67 50
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

70 94
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

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

P 71 46
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

72 73
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE

Ipratropium oral inhalation... +

Ipratropium oral inhalation is used to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

73 127
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

74 127
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

75 90
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

76 105
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

76 88
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

76 50
KLOR-CON M10

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

76 117
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

80 148
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

81 92
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

82 57
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

82 82
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

82 80
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

A 85 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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 O 86 152
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 86 41
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

86 131
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 July 19, 2012.
  • 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.