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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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28,356Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 1133

$1.45M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 32 out of 1133

725 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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 Tennessee
lower than average

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 640 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

28% of this provider’s 725 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

18% of this provider’s 640 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

23% of this provider’s 725 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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

$1.34M

2012

$1.45M

2013

$1.43M

2014

$1.45M

2015

Number of Claims

31,886

2012

33,535

2013

31,578

2014

28,356

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
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

1,080

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

989

prescriptions.

143

patients, 20% of all patients

1 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

995

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

881

prescriptions.

152

patients, 21% of all patients

2 12
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

886

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

773

prescriptions.

150

patients, 21% of all patients

3 4
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

837

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

780

prescriptions.

139

patients, 19% of all patients

4 13
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

745

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

611

prescriptions.

126

patients, 17% of all patients

5 3
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

742

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

124

patients, 17% of all patients

6 15
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

710

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

669

prescriptions.

115

patients, 16% of all patients

7 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

683

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

113

patients, 16% of all patients

8 14
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

623

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

9 18
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

623

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

9 7
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

549

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

107

patients, 15% of all patients

11 10
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

538

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

12 2
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

492

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

13 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

O 14 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

15 5
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

406

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

16 45
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

393

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

17 69
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

356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

18 17
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

330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

19 9
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

20 19
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

303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

21 33
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

295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

22 24
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

23 21
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

24 30
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

25 35
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

O 25 47
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

27 48
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

28 23
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

29 39
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

30 20
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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

31 22
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

32 46
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

33 11
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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

34 56
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

35 25
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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

36 68
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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

37 70
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

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

38 28
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

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

39 94
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

40 32
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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

41 86
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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

42 52
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

O 43 26
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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

R 44 36
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

45 88
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE

Hydroxychloroquine is in a ... +

Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of drugs called antimalarials. Source: National Library of Medicine

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

46 265
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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

47 62
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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

48 75
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

49 50
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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

50 37
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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

51 51
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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

52 60
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

53 73
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

54 58
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

54 34
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

56 98
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

57 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

58 29
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

59 57
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

60 71
DILT-XR

Treats high blood pressure,... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 247
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

62 83
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

63 55
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 97
VERAPAMIL ER

Verapamil is used to treat ... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

64 122
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 112
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 234
NATEGLINIDE

Used to treat type 2 diabet... +

Used to treat type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

68 200
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL

Nortriptyline is used to tr... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

69 169
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

70 72
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 44
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

70 104
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

73 74
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

74 49
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

74 171
MINOXIDIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure that has not been controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 268
ACARBOSE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

77 287
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 77 178
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

A 77 93
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

A 80 102
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 81 59
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

A 82 66
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

83 110
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 83 42
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 85 129
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 85 27
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 O 87 120
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

87 161
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 89 213
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

89 40
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

R 89 116
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

92 43
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

92 117
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 R 92 241
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

95 81
QUINAPRIL HCL

Quinapril is used alone or ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 95 158
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

95 176
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 98 101
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

98 67
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 98 175
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 101 190
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

102 103
PROBENECID 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 102 379
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A 104 126
ROZEREM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 104 354
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

106 111
SULINDAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, gout, or sore tendons. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

106 285
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

108 195
CALCITRIOL

Treats low blood calcium in... +

Treats low blood calcium in kidney dialysis patients and other patients. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 109 199
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 R 110 80
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE

For the treatment of hypert... +

For the treatment of hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 110 172
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

110 163
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. 31, 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.