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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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25,013Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 50 out of 1801

$948K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 139 out of 1801

268 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Georgia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

24% of this provider’s 241 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

70% of this provider’s 268 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

18% of this provider’s 241 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

53% of this provider’s 268 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

93 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

$1.24M

2012

$1.34M

2013

$1.2M

2014

$948K

2015

Number of Claims

24,807

2012

29,864

2013

28,409

2014

25,013

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
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

1,704

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,615

prescriptions.

186

patients, 69% of all patients

1 31
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,386

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,333

prescriptions.

98

patients, 37% of all patients

2 9
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

1,251

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,236

prescriptions.

85

patients, 32% of all patients

3 1
FAMOTIDINE*

Treats ulcers, gastroesopha... +

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

1,006

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

939

prescriptions.

115

patients, 43% of all patients

4 35
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

923

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

894

prescriptions.

71

patients, 26% of all patients

5 3
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

855

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

850

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

6 30
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

713

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

657

prescriptions.

80

patients, 30% of all patients

7 2
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

566

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

112

patients, 42% of all patients

O 8 17
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

545

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

57

patients, 21% of all patients

9 82
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

511

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

49

patients, 18% of all patients

10 33
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

495

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

69

patients, 26% of all patients

11 14
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

488

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

70

patients, 26% of all patients

12 46
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

466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

46

patients, 17% of all patients

13 23
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

50

patients, 19% of all patients

14 10
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

40

patients, 15% of all patients

15 19
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

391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

51

patients, 19% of all patients

16 15
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

41

patients, 15% of all patients

17 20
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

375

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

P 18 54
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

P 19 64
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

348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

20 49
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

37

patients, 14% of all patients

21 150
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

39

patients, 15% of all patients

22 73
BUPROPION HCL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

10 23 213
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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

24 21
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL

The combination of albutero... +

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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

63

patients, 24% of all patients

25 135
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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

26 6
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

27 18
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

28 4
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

O 29 123
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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

29 27
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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

31 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

O 32 7
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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

33 41
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

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

34 69
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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

35 13
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

36 88
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

37 28
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

<11 38 129
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

39 57
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

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

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

40 172
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

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

40 11
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

42 53
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

<11 43 102
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

43 5
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

45 42
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to r... +

Metoclopramide is used to relieve heartburn and speed the healing of ulcers and sores in the esophagus (tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) in people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the esophagus) that did not get better with other treatments. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

46 130
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

47 44
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

73

patients, 27% of all patients

A 48 86
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11 49 62
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 50 63
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 51 45
AGGRENOX

Used to prevent strokes in ... +

Used to prevent strokes in patients with blood flow disorders or a history of blood clots. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 52 224
GLIPIZIDE ER

Glipizide is used along wit... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 53 91
NUEDEXTA

Used to treat pseudobulbar ... +

Used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA; a condition of sudden, frequent outbursts of crying or laughing that can not be controlled) in people with certain conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease; condition in which the nerves that control muscle movement slowly die, causing the muscles to shrink and weaken) or multiple sclerosis (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). Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 54 157
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

55 158
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 56 12
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

57 77
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

Doxycycline is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; Lyme disease; acne; infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems; and anthrax (after inhalational exposure). Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

55

patients, 21% of all patients

A 58 139
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

58 25
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 58 125
GLIPIZIDE XL

Glipizide is used along wit... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 61 154
NOVOLIN 70-30

Insulin injection is used t... +

Insulin injection is used to control blood sugar in people who have type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not make insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or in people who have type 2 diabetes (condition in which the blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally) that cannot be controlled with oral medications alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

61 193
SENSIPAR

Lowers the amount of calciu... +

Lowers the amount of calcium in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 61 199
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

64 111
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

48

patients, 18% of all patients

A 65 104
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

66 106
ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

Albuterol is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways). Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

67 148
PHENOBARBITAL

Used to control seizures. P... +

Used to control seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 R 68 246
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

68 79
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

48

patients, 18% of all patients

A 70 107
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 70 134
VESICARE

Solifenacin is used to trea... +

Solifenacin is 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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 72 173
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

72 40
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 74 32
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 74 162
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

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

76 151
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

34

patients, 13% of all patients

A 77 100
RIVASTIGMINE*

Used to treat mild to moder... +

Used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss and mental changes) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 77 194
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE

Ipratropium oral inhalation... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

79 179
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P 79 121
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

79 76
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 82 141
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

82 71
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 84 234
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 85 174
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

86 74
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 86 160
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

Helps patients who have cystic fibrosis, pancreatitis, or digestive disorders digest food. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 86 349
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

Digox (digoxin) is used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 R 86 133
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 90 80
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. 17, 2015.
  • 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.