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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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18,710Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 52 out of 350

$679K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 109 out of 350

631 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

6% of this provider’s 542 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

44% of this provider’s 631 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

19% of this provider’s 542 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

18% of this provider’s 631 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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

$764K

2012

$752K

2013

$796K

2014

$679K

2015

Number of Claims

18,093

2012

19,382

2013

19,903

2014

18,710

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
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

651

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

1 13
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

639

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

102

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

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

621

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

591

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

99

patients, 16% of all patients

4 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

517

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

5 8
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

513

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

6 3
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

394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

7 12
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

381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

8 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

9 5
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

10 6
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

10 33
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

327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

12 37
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

13 20
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

14 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

15 32
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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

16 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

17 16
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

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

18 21
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

19 11
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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

20 31
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

21 26
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

22 10
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

23 25
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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

24 23
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

O 25 7
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) caused by congestive heart failure, kidney disease, or liver disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

26 114
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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

27 40
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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

28 69
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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

29 18
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

O 30 22
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

31 70
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

32 24
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

33 27
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

34 48
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

35 59
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

36 44
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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 37 66
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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

37 35
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 39 57
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

40 19
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

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

41 43
INDAPAMIDE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

42 160
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

A 43 67
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

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

43 29
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

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

43 63
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 43 175
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

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

<11 47 145
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

109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

48 42
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

49 14
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

105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 55
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

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

51 34
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

A 52 62
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 53 72
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 54 96
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

R 55 64
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 28
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

57 154
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 83
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 R 58 162
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 133
NOVOLIN N

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 61 285
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

A 62 95
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 190
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

A 64 120
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

65 56
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 65 79
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

67 49
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 97
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 68 51
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 70 52
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 74
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

72 41
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 73 137
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 30
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ

The combination of spironol... +

The combination of spironolactone and hydrochlorothiazide, a 'water pill,' is used to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention caused by various conditions, including heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 204
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 75 91
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 O 77 61
NADOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 78 278
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

79 46
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 80 47
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 81 85
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 81 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

R 83 36
FLUPHENAZINE HCL

Fluphenazine is an antipsyc... +

Fluphenazine is an antipsychotic medication used to treat schizophrenia and psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and hostility. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P 83 299
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 R 85 150
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.