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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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38,646Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 1276

$3.66M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 1276

1,495 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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 South Carolina
lower than average

Antipsychotics

2% of this provider’s 1,240 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

38% of this provider’s 1,495 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

13% of this provider’s 1,240 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 13%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 1,495 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$95 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$2.07M

2012

$2.75M

2013

$3.32M

2014

$3.66M

2015

Number of Claims

29,307

2012

36,034

2013

39,557

2014

38,646

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
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

993

prescriptions.

303

patients, 20% of all patients

1 9
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

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

1,106

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

852

prescriptions.

264

patients, 18% of all patients

2 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,094

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

924

prescriptions.

256

patients, 17% of all patients

3 3
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

1,014

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

832

prescriptions.

222

patients, 15% of all patients

4 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

920

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

697

prescriptions.

196

patients, 13% of all patients

O 5 6
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

908

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

144

patients, 10% of all patients

O 6 36
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

894

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

635

prescriptions.

153

patients, 10% of all patients

7 14
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

894

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

712

prescriptions.

199

patients, 13% of all patients

7 2
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

790

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

197

patients, 13% of all patients

9 4
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

788

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

601

prescriptions.

191

patients, 13% of all patients

10 11
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

644

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

136

patients, 9% of all patients

11 8
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

601

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

157

patients, 11% of all patients

12 10
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

585

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

148

patients, 10% of all patients

13 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

576

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

126

patients, 8% of all patients

14 19
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

573

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

122

patients, 8% of all patients

15 22
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

565

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

125

patients, 8% of all patients

16 20
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

511

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

115

patients, 8% of all patients

17 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

486

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

162

patients, 11% of all patients

18 21
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

473

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

126

patients, 8% of all patients

19 13
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

473

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

99

patients, 7% of all patients

19 16
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

459

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

107

patients, 7% of all patients

21 29
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

423

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

91

patients, 6% of all patients

22 33
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

O 23 55
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

353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

87

patients, 6% of all patients

24 15
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

335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

89

patients, 6% of all patients

25 7
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

331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

95

patients, 6% of all patients

26 24
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

112

patients, 7% of all patients

O 27 17
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

309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

28 45
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

183

patients, 12% of all patients

A 29 49
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

79

patients, 5% of all patients

30 18
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

292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

31 44
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

32 25
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

33 47
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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

34 65
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

240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

35 28
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

191

patients, 13% of all patients

A 36 95
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

37 23
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

37 70
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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

37 43
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

100

patients, 7% of all patients

40 39
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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

79

patients, 5% of all patients

41 41
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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

R 42 30
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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

43 37
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

43 32
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

45 35
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

46 78
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

47 171
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

48 81
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

49 50
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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

50 42
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

190

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

51 27
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

186

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

52 74
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

176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

53 101
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

54 52
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

55 40
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

172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

56 71
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

56 31
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

58 162
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

59 34
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

164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

60 94
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

164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

60 97
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

163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

62 100
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

63 64
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

63 72
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

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

63 46
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

66 105
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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

67 92
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

68 76
METFORMIN HCL ER

Metformin is used alone or ... +

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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

69 38
CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

R 70 160
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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

P 71 73
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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

71 108
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

R 73 68
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

108

patients, 7% of all patients

A 73 67
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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

75 58
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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

76 53
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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

77 82
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

78 112
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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

78 128
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

80 77
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

81 84
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

82 173
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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

R 83 89
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

84 138
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

84 56
CHLORTHALIDONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

86 98
INVOKANA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (condition in which blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally). Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

86 190
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

88 91
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

89 87
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

90 123
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

91 63
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

91 204
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

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

91 110
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

94 113
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

95 133
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

95 227
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

97 102
CLINDAMYCIN HCL

Clindamycin is used to trea... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

A 97 315
NIACIN ER

Lowers cholesterol and trig... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

97 188
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

100 48
BENAZEPRIL HCL

Benazepril is used alone or... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

100 51
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

102 54
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 103 115
RALOXIFENE HCL

Raloxifene is used to preve... +

Raloxifene is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (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). Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

104 152
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

104 61
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

106 140
PREMARIN

Estrogens are female hormon... +

Estrogens are female hormones. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

R 107 238
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

108 269
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

A 109 106
AMITIZA

Treats certain types of lon... +

Treats certain types of long-term constipation by helping you have a bowel movement. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

109 165
VYTORIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

111 216
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

R 111 129
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

113 127
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT

Used to help control the sy... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 113 182
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

115 157
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

A 116 104
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

Treats skin infections and bacterial infections in your nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

116 175
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

118 86
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

The combination of enalapri... +

The combination of enalapril and hydrochlorothiazide is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

118 336
VGO 40 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

10 120 433
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

121 62
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

121 169
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

A 123 90
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

124 161
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

124 197
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE

Hydroxychloroquine is in a ... +

Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of drugs called antimalarials. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

124 256
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

127 117
METHOTREXATE

Treats several kinds of can... +

Treats several kinds of cancer, including cancer of the blood, bone, lung, breast, head, or neck. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

128 289
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

129 59
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

130 116
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

130 118
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

130 125
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

130 134
BREO ELLIPTA

Treats asthma in patients n... +

Treats asthma in patients not adequately controlled a long-term asthma medicine and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

134 344
PRISTIQ ER

Used to treat depression. D... +

Used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

134 257
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

134 250
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM

Treats anxiety, trouble sle... +

Treats anxiety, trouble sleeping, symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, and certain types of epilepsy (seizures). Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

137 189
TRIAZOLAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 138 312
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

138 141
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

Pramipexole 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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 140 168
ONDANSETRON HCL*

Ondansetron is used to prev... +

Ondansetron is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

140 187
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

140 79
MYRBETRIQ

Used to treat overactive bl... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

140 212
VICTOZA 3-PAK

Used to treat a type of dia... +

Used to treat a type of diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes) called type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

144 231
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

145 57
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER

Propranolol is used to trea... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 145 275
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

147 60
PROMETHAZINE HCL

Promethazine is used to rel... +

Promethazine is used to relieve the symptoms of allergic reactions such as allergic rhinitis (runny nose and watery eyes caused by allergy to pollen, mold or dust), allergic conjunctivitis (red, watery eyes caused by allergies), allergic skin reactions, and allergic reactions to blood or plasma products. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

R 148 111
LANSOPRAZOLE

Treats stomach ulcers, gast... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

149 222
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

149 85
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 June 14, 2016.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.