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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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34,026Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 794

$1.66M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 33 out of 794

904 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% 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 Alabama
lower than average

Antipsychotics

7% of this provider’s 693 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

75% of this provider’s 904 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

14% of this provider’s 693 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

32% of this provider’s 904 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $73 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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

$1.4M

2012

$1.51M

2013

$1.67M

2014

$1.66M

2015

Number of Claims

34,246

2012

38,250

2013

37,368

2014

34,026

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
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,031

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

926

prescriptions.

185

patients, 20% of all patients

1 8
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

1,004

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

828

prescriptions.

200

patients, 22% of all patients

2 88
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

1,003

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

890

prescriptions.

184

patients, 20% of all patients

3 3
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

959

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

791

prescriptions.

169

patients, 19% of all patients

4 4
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

739

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

620

prescriptions.

196

patients, 22% of all patients

O 5 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

672

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

114

patients, 13% of all patients

6 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

634

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

7 12
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

629

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

119

patients, 13% of all patients

8 6
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

628

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

113

patients, 13% of all patients

9 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

618

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

217

patients, 24% of all patients

10 33
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

607

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

11 24
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

594

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

121

patients, 13% of all patients

12 10
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

552

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

13 20
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

528

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

14 9
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

524

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

15 25
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

514

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

16 7
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

498

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

304

patients, 34% of all patients

A 17 96
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

496

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

18 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

483

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

117

patients, 13% of all patients

O 19 1
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

480

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

20 23
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

451

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

21 47
CEFDINIR

Treats certain types of ski... +

Treats certain types of skin infections, throat infections, and lung infections, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, or tonsillitis. Source: National Library of Medicine

444

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

302

patients, 33% of all patients

A 10 22 139
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

443

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

23 31
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

420

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

24 21
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

408

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

25 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

406

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

26 5
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

399

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

27 35
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

138

patients, 15% of all patients

28 84
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

29 18
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

30 17
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

326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

31 46
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

321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

32 38
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

33 32
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

310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

34 70
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

181

patients, 20% of all patients

35 93
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

305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

36 13
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

37 65
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

264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

38 29
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

39 40
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

152

patients, 17% of all patients

A 40 92
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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

41 132
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

177

patients, 20% of all patients

A 42 57
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

43 48
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

44 36
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

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

45 19
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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

46 79
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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

47 43
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

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

48 72
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

49 27
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

50 51
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

51 14
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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

52 50
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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

52 113
CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

Treats a circulation problem in which too little blood flows into your leg muscles (intermittent claudication). Source: National Library of Medicine

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

52 221
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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

P 55 58
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

128

patients, 14% of all patients

A 56 112
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

169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

57 89
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

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

58 34
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

58 74
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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

60 41
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

61 159
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

62 61
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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

62 207
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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

64 26
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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

65 129
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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

66 82
KLOR-CON M20

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

67 81
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

68 62
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

68 176
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

70 52
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

P 71 114
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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

A 72 55
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

73 28
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

74 147
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

75 138
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

75 60
RALOXIFENE HCL

Raloxifene is used to preve... +

Raloxifene is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (change of life; end of menstrual periods). Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

77 164
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

78 42
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

78 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

80 37
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

81 63
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

82 141
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

83 83
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

84 94
VALSARTAN

Valsartan is used alone or ... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

85 98
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

86 178
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

87 56
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE

This is used on the skin or... +

This is used on the skin or in the genital area to cause numbness or loss of feeling before certain medical procedures. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

88 252
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

88 91
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

90 87
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Levocetirizine is an antihi... +

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and hives of the skin. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

91 107
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

R 92 133
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

93 174
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

93 78
LANSOPRAZOLE

Treats stomach ulcers, gast... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 95 143
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

R 96 145
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

97 99
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 97 173
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

99 234
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 99 95
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 99 69
ETODOLAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

99 190
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

103 80
MYRBETRIQ

Used to treat overactive bl... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 104 272
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

A 104 49
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

104 248
DILTIAZEM ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

107 254
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 107 140
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 107 108
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

110 90
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 110 276
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

R 110 86
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

113 125
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 114 212
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

39

prescriptions.

<11 115 242
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 Jan. 6, 2012.
  • 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.