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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,902Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 114

$10.7M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 114

1,824 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

3% of this provider’s 1,257 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

8% of this provider’s 1,824 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

15% of this provider’s 1,257 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 12%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 1,824 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$347 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $141 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$4.45M

2012

$5.71M

2013

$7.29M

2014

$10.7M

2015

Number of Claims

22,488

2012

25,746

2013

27,471

2014

30,902

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
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

1,877

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,269

prescriptions.

319

patients, 17% of all patients

1 4
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

1,370

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,228

prescriptions.

241

patients, 13% of all patients

2 20
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

850

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

127

patients, 7% of all patients

10 3 59
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

833

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

159

patients, 9% of all patients

4 36
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

793

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

149

patients, 8% of all patients

5 13
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

660

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

121

patients, 7% of all patients

6 47
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

648

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

137

patients, 8% of all patients

7 67
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

633

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

130

patients, 7% of all patients

O 8 1
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

628

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

104

patients, 6% of all patients

9 73
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

582

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

117

patients, 6% of all patients

10 10
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

581

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

99

patients, 5% of all patients

11 89
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

557

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

100

patients, 5% of all patients

12 48
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

530

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

102

patients, 6% of all patients

13 76
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

520

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

84

patients, 5% of all patients

14 60
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

507

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

93

patients, 5% of all patients

R 15 34
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

498

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

80

patients, 4% of all patients

10 16 90
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

496

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

86

patients, 5% of all patients

17 42
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

464

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

96

patients, 5% of all patients

18 3
COPAXONE

This is used to reduce the ... +

This is used to reduce the frequency of relapses (flare-ups) in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RMMS). Source: National Library of Medicine

463

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

58

patients, 3% of all patients

19 102
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

413

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

65

patients, 4% of all patients

20 39
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

410

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

80

patients, 4% of all patients

21 63
TECFIDERA 392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

10 22 116
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL

Nortriptyline is used to tr... +

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

384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

61

patients, 3% of all patients

23 117
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

75

patients, 4% of all patients

24 29
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

350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

71

patients, 4% of all patients

25 2
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

336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

56

patients, 3% of all patients

26 105
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

73

patients, 4% of all patients

27 91
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

295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

75

patients, 4% of all patients

R 28 63
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

29 138
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

58

patients, 3% of all patients

30 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

274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

61

patients, 3% of all patients

30 111
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

62

patients, 3% of all patients

O 32 19
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

256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

33 65
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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

10 34 156
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

248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

35 133
AMPYRA 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

36 163
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

R 37 83
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

38 144
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

39 79
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

40 127
AUBAGIO 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

41 183
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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

42 8
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

42 61
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

44 189
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE

Sumatriptan is used to trea... +

Sumatriptan is used to treat the symptoms of migraine headaches (severe, throbbing headaches that sometimes is accompanied by nausea or sensitivity to sound and light). Source: National Library of Medicine

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

44 189
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

46 7
ZONISAMIDE

Treats partial seizures in ... +

Treats partial seizures in adults with epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

46 197
ACETAZOLAMIDE

Treats glaucoma, certain ty... +

Treats glaucoma, certain types of epilepsy, mountain sickness, and other conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

48 137
NARATRIPTAN HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

10 49 198
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

50 201
METHOCARBAMOL

Treats muscle pain and spas... +

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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

45

patients, 2% of all patients

R 51 126
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

52 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

52 12
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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

54 75
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis. Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

55 215
VIMPAT

Used to control partial sei... +

Used to control partial seizures (convulsions) in the treatment of epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

55 215
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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

P 57 97
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

58 179
NEUPRO 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

59 179
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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

60 108
AZILECT

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with levodopa for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

60 167
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

60 218
CARBAMAZEPINE ER

Treats certain types of se... +

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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

63 225
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

63 123
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

65 143
DEXAMETHASONE

Treats inflammation and man... +

Treats inflammation and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

66 227
RIZATRIPTAN

Rizatriptan is used to trea... +

Rizatriptan is used to treat the symptoms of migraine headaches (severe, throbbing headaches that sometimes are accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to sound and light). Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

66 227
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

R 68 99
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

69 17
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

70 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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

70 16
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

72 238
PLEGRIDY PEN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

10 73 240
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

74 58
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

74 206
AMANTADINE

Treats or prevents the flu ... +

Treats or prevents the flu (influenza type A). Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

76 243
CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

R 77 196
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

77 246
OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

77 246
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

80 49
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

80 95
EPITOL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

10 80 248
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

83 5
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

84 133
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

84 209
REBIF 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 84 252
PYRIDOSTIGMINE BROMIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

87 253
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

88 28
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

89 23
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

69

patients, 4% of all patients

A 90 74
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve tension headaches. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

R 91 262
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

92 21
MODAFINIL

Treats narcolepsy, sleep ap... +

Treats narcolepsy, sleep apnea, and shift work sleep disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

93 266
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

94 6
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

94 217
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE

The combination is used as ... +

The combination is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

96 274
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

96 41
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

Treats asthma, allergic reactions, inflammation, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

96 70
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 99 155
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

100 112
TIMOLOL MALEATE

Ophthalmic timolol is used ... +

Ophthalmic timolol is used to treat glaucoma, a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

101 171
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL

Trihexyphenidyl is used to ... +

Trihexyphenidyl is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and tremors caused by other medical problems or drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

R 101 286
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

101 22
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

104 24
AVONEX 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

105 300
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

106 18
ESZOPICLONE

Eszopiclone is used to trea... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 R 107 317
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

107 236
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

20

prescriptions.

<11 109 163
KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE

Ketorolac is used to reliev... +

Ketorolac is used to relieve moderately severe pain, usually after surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

R 109 141
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

109 121
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 Dec. 3, 2014.
  • 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.