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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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24,316Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 36 out of 673

$1.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 53 out of 673

955 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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

4% of this provider’s 776 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

38% of this provider’s 955 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 38%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

18% of this provider’s 776 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 955 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$851K

2012

$886K

2013

$967K

2014

$1.14M

2015

Number of Claims

20,335

2012

21,608

2013

21,056

2014

24,316

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
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

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

792

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

661

prescriptions.

119

patients, 12% of all patients

1 2
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

791

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

684

prescriptions.

159

patients, 17% of all patients

2 6
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

695

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

109

patients, 11% of all patients

3 3
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

693

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

629

prescriptions.

128

patients, 13% of all patients

4 4
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

673

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

120

patients, 13% of all patients

5 13
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

623

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

6 7
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

551

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

110

patients, 12% of all patients

7 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

546

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

114

patients, 12% of all patients

8 10
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

532

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

9 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

484

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

10 8
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

476

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

11 12
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

475

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

119

patients, 12% of all patients

O 12 21
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

435

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

13 24
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

398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

14 27
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

15 18
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

370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

16 25
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

360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

17 16
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

18 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

18 20
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

20 26
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

326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

21 30
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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

22 23
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

285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

23 28
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

277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

R 24 38
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

25 14
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

26 15
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

162

patients, 17% of all patients

A 26 86
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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

28 40
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

29 32
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

30 29
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

31 35
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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

32 17
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

33 31
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

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

34 44
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

34 47
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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

36 33
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

37 52
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

110

patients, 12% of all patients

A 38 50
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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

39 22
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

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

40 67
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

Treats short-term, medium to medium-severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

O 41 164
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

Treats problems with urination caused by an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH). Source: National Library of Medicine

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

42 225
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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

43 166
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

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

44 79
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

45 37
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

46 153
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

46 70
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

48 66
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

49 48
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 55
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

A 51 76
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

51 51
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

53 39
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

54 131
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

54 126
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P 56 78
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

57 123
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

R 58 146
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

58 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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

60 54
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

61 41
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

62 42
PREMARIN

Estrogens are female hormon... +

Estrogens are female hormones. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

R 62 221
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

64 110
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

65 63
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

66 64
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

66 36
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

68 57
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

68 83
JANUMET

This is a combination drug ... +

This is a combination drug containing metformin and sitagliptin and is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 70 172
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

R 71 60
NOVOLIN N

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

72 335
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

73 74
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

74 96
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

74 147
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

76 45
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

77 117
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

77 100
HUMULIN N

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

79 274
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

80 46
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 80 272
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

82 163
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 R 82 114
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

84 102
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

84 139
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

86 136
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

86 122
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

Treats fungus infections in the mouth, throat, and intestines. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

88 169
MOMETASONE FUROATE

Mometasone is used to relie... +

Mometasone is used to relieve the itching and inflammation of numerous skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

89 252
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 P 90 49
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 90 149
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

This combination medication is used to treat a variety of inflamed fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

90 186
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

90 109
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

A 90 71
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

Terazosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 90 157
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

96 118
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 97 93
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 98 128
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

98 92
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 98 119
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 Aug. 26, 2011.
  • 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.