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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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34,520Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 4892

$2.54M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 4892

1,157 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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 Texas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

2% of this provider’s 913 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

65% of this provider’s 1,157 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

13% of this provider’s 913 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

41% of this provider’s 1,157 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$1.46M

2012

$1.61M

2013

$2.29M

2014

$2.54M

2015

Number of Claims

21,115

2012

25,525

2013

34,108

2014

34,520

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
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

1,192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,126

prescriptions.

369

patients, 32% of all patients

1 31
NEXIUM

Treats heartburn, gastroeso... +

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

1,093

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

872

prescriptions.

220

patients, 19% of all patients

2 34
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

1,065

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

929

prescriptions.

205

patients, 18% of all patients

3 1
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

964

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

727

prescriptions.

302

patients, 26% of all patients

4 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

855

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

692

prescriptions.

271

patients, 23% of all patients

5 4
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

821

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

630

prescriptions.

245

patients, 21% of all patients

6 6
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

790

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

292

patients, 25% of all patients

O 7 11
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

704

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

163

patients, 14% of all patients

8 18
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

699

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

221

patients, 19% of all patients

9 5
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

670

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

200

patients, 17% of all patients

10 10
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

628

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

127

patients, 11% of all patients

11 33
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

618

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

165

patients, 14% of all patients

12 3
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

597

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

124

patients, 11% of all patients

13 20
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

579

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

149

patients, 13% of all patients

14 7
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

564

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

112

patients, 10% of all patients

15 23
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

559

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

147

patients, 13% of all patients

16 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

550

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

146

patients, 13% of all patients

O 17 9
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

550

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

132

patients, 11% of all patients

17 8
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

526

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

151

patients, 13% of all patients

19 52
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

497

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

150

patients, 13% of all patients

20 54
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

483

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

151

patients, 13% of all patients

21 12
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

468

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

125

patients, 11% of all patients

22 30
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

462

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

313

patients, 27% of all patients

A 23 40
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

459

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

119

patients, 10% of all patients

24 26
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

403

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

161

patients, 14% of all patients

25 70
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

401

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

107

patients, 9% of all patients

26 16
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

27 43
GLIPIZIDE

Used with diet and exercise... +

Used with diet and exercise to help control blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

98

patients, 8% of all patients

28 45
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

Lowers cholesterol in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

29 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

331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

129

patients, 11% of all patients

O 30 41
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

253

patients, 22% of all patients

A 31 75
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

249

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

32 29
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

234

patients, 20% of all patients

A 33 51
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

296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

R 34 36
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

162

patients, 14% of all patients

35 151
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

124

patients, 11% of all patients

35 24
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

282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

37 19
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

38 27
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

112

patients, 10% of all patients

39 102
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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

40 13
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

41 87
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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

188

patients, 16% of all patients

A 42 61
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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

42 90
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

200

patients, 17% of all patients

A 44 98
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

45 115
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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

46 44
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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

47 42
EASY TOUCH PEN NEEDLE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

10 48 277
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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

48 67
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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

102

patients, 9% of all patients

50 110
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

106

patients, 9% of all patients

51 85
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

52 17
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

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

158

patients, 14% of all patients

A 53 116
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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

54 15
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

55 39
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

56 153
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

57 62
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

58 74
IBANDRONATE SODIUM

Used to prevent and treat o... +

Used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause. Source: National Library of Medicine

163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

59 185
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

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

60 53
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

61 22
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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

62 46
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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

63 178
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

64 214
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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

65 73
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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

66 124
REPAGLINIDE

Repaglinide is used to trea... +

Repaglinide is used 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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

67 335
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

68 114
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

69 32
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling... +

Treats gingivitis (swelling of the gums) and other problems of the mouth and gums. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

70 355
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

70 119
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

72 47
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

73 117
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

74 84
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

75 37
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

76 160
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

77 35
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

Treats gastroesophageal ref... +

Treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and a damaged esophagus. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

77 176
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

79 38
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

80 159
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

81 69
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

81 21
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

83 63
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

Dicyclomine is used to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

84 172
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

85 88
EASY TOUCH* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

86 527
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

87 50
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

Treats itching or watering of eyes caused by allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

88 210
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

Treats type 2 diabetes. +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

88 130
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

90 78
CIPRODEX 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

91 491
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

R 92 227
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

This medicine is an antifungal. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

93 352
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-HYDROCORT

The combination of hydrocor... +

The combination of hydrocortisone, neomycin, and polymyxin eliminates bacteria that cause ear, eye, and skin infections and relieves pain, inflammation, redness, and itching. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

93 435
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

93 121
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

Used with proper diet and exercise to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

96 133
EASY TOUCH* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

97 504
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

98 56
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

A 98 92
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

100 49
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

100 163
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

102 191
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

103 76
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

103 143
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

105 194
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

105 140
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 23, 2008.
  • 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.