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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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38,048Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 350

$1.88M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 350

922 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

7% of this provider’s 541 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

20% of this provider’s 922 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

19% of this provider’s 541 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 14%.

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Opioids

58% of this provider’s 922 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$1.95M

2012

$1.85M

2013

$1.85M

2014

$1.88M

2015

Number of Claims

33,949

2012

31,228

2013

36,898

2014

38,048

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

2,835

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,159

prescriptions.

433

patients, 47% of all patients

O 1 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

2,481

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,796

prescriptions.

449

patients, 49% of all patients

2 1
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

1,243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

996

prescriptions.

130

patients, 14% of all patients

3 18
METFORMIN HCL ER

Metformin is used alone or ... +

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

828

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

611

prescriptions.

169

patients, 18% of all patients

4 50
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

815

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

182

patients, 20% of all patients

10 5 43
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

753

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

6 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

740

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

149

patients, 16% of all patients

7 5
NAPROXEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by arthritis, gout, menstrual cramps, tendinitis, headache, backache, and toothache. Source: National Library of Medicine

708

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

159

patients, 17% of all patients

10 8 84
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

692

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

134

patients, 15% of all patients

9 8
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

603

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

113

patients, 12% of all patients

10 81
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

587

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

125

patients, 14% of all patients

11 19
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

576

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

12 40
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

559

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

13 2
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

555

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

14 10
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

548

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

15 23
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

540

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

16 21
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

502

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

17 13
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

498

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

18 11
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

489

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

19 28
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

476

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

20 114
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

464

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

21 9
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

457

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

110

patients, 12% of all patients

22 16
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

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

452

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

23 90
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

410

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

24 3
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

25 88
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

26 32
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

363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

P 27 66
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

355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

28 103
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

29 25
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

330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

30 12
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

31 48
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

307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

32 34
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

302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

33 29
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

O 34 61
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

35 6
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

263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

36 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

255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

37 45
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

247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

38 55
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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

39 35
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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

R 40 36
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

41 39
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

42 49
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

237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

43 165
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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

44 37
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

45 54
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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

46 133
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

47 92
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

110

patients, 12% of all patients

48 38
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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

49 71
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

50 14
DONEPEZIL HCL ODT 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

<11 10 51 272
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

<11 P 52 101
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

190

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

53 30
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

187

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

54 56
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

55 24
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

56 57
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

57 4
AMITIZA

Treats certain types of lon... +

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

169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

58 138
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

59 80
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

O 59 105
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

O 61 22
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

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

62 72
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

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

<11 63 173
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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

64 108
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

R 65 64
AMILORIDE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

10 66 225
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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

66 42
INDAPAMIDE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

<11 68 160
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

69 154
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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

<11 69 329
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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

71 85
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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

72 68
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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

73 31
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O 74 156
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

74 110
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

76 65
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

76 145
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 78 192
COLCRYS

Used to prevent gout attack... +

Used to prevent gout attacks (sudden, severe pain in one or more joints caused by abnormally high levels of a substance called uric acid in the blood) in adults, and to relieve the pain of gout attacks when they occur. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

79 126
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

80 51
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

81 73
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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

82 209
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

83 46
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

84 139
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

84 93
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

86 115
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

87 146
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

Megestrol tablets treat breast and uterine cancer. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

R 88 169
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

89 226
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

90 136
CHLORTHALIDONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

91 109
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 R 92 167
TERBINAFINE HCL

Terbinafine is used to trea... +

Terbinafine is used to treat fungal infections of the toenail and fingernail. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

93 353
INVOKANA

Used along with diet and ex... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

94 184
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

94 102
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 96 100
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

97 27
NIFEDICAL XL

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

98 171
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 P 99 157
JANUMET XR

This combination is used to... +

This combination is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

100 260
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

R 101 82
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

Treats skin infections caused by fungus, such as ringworm, athlete's foot, or dandruff. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

102 370
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

103 198
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 103 181
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 105 87
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

Doxepin is used to treat depression and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

R 105 220
LINZESS

Used in adults to treat irr... +

Used in adults to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C; a condition that causes stomach pain or cramps, bloating, and infrequent or difficult passage of stools) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC; difficult or infrequent passage of stools that lasts for 3 months or longer and is not caused by a disease or a medication). Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

107 216
METHOTREXATE

Treats several kinds of can... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

107 182
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

A 109 62
COLCHICINE

Prevent or treat attacks of... +

Prevent or treat attacks of gout. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

109 224
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 111 97
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

112 91
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

R 112 162
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

A 114 95
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

114 76
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

R 114 104
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE

Treats anxiety, tension, ne... +

Treats anxiety, tension, nervousness, nausea, vomiting, allergies, skin rash, hives, and itching. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

R 114 326
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

118 155
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

119 106
PHENOBARBITAL

Used to control seizures. P... +

Used to control seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 R 120 274
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

120 183
CLINDAMYCIN HCL

Clindamycin is used to trea... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

A 122 236
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

122 161
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

R 122 128
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

125 252
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL

The combination of amlodipi... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

126 79
BICALUTAMIDE

Used together with other me... +

Used together with other medicines (such as a luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone or LHRH analog) to treat prostate cancer. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 126 254
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

128 107
FLUPHENAZINE HCL

Fluphenazine is an antipsyc... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 P 128 299
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 130 117
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

131 70
PYRIDOSTIGMINE BROMIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 131 348
METHADONE HCL

Methadone is used to reliev... +

Methadone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain that has not been relieved by non-narcotic pain relievers. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 O 131 286
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE

Replaces certain hormones w... +

Replaces certain hormones when the body does not make enough, such as in Addison's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 131 245
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 135 176
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

135 149
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on July 2, 2010.
  • 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.