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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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22,446Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 72 out of 4892

$1.48M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 87 out of 4892

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

69% 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

11% of this provider’s 525 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

37% of this provider’s 586 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

15% of this provider’s 525 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

20% of this provider’s 586 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

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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

$965K

2012

$1.18M

2013

$1.37M

2014

$1.48M

2015

Number of Claims

14,618

2012

18,156

2013

20,162

2014

22,446

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

1,192

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,151

prescriptions.

123

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

918

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

812

prescriptions.

136

patients, 23% of all patients

2 4
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

759

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

728

prescriptions.

99

patients, 17% of all patients

3 3
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

585

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

4 8
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

561

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

93

patients, 16% of all patients

5 7
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

545

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

6 2
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

532

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

7 12
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

8 5
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

9 38
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

10 59
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

357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

11 33
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

12 18
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

351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

P 13 58
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

14 60
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

15 27
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

16 21
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

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

17 48
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

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

17 13
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

19 114
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

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

266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

20 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

O 21 9
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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

22 31
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

23 20
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

O 24 11
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

25 10
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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

26 146
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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

27 15
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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

28 29
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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

29 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

30 17
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

31 25
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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

32 19
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

33 47
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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

34 74
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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

118

patients, 20% of all patients

A 34 116
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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

36 26
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

37 80
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

38 69
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 96
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

40 39
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

41 95
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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

42 34
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

43 28
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

44 71
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

45 87
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

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

46 35
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

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

47 70
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

48 24
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

48 55
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

50 14
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

51 49
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

52 43
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

R 53 123
ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

53 165
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

55 103
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 135
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 76
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

R 57 36
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 59 194
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 54
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 16
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 61 78
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 30
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 119
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 44
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

Treats ulcers and other stomach problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

66 183
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 108
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 72
ONGLYZA

Used along with diet and ex... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 69 204
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 69 174
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 69 53
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

72 52
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 72 107
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

74 152
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 75 237
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 75 73
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

77 102
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 78 128
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30

This is used by people with... +

This is used by people with diabetes to help keep blood sugar levels under control. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 78 301
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 78 22
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 P 81 91
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 82 254
VALPROIC ACID* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 83 497
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

Treats gastroesophageal ref... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

83 176
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 85 82
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

86 62
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone 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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 87 65
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 88 79
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P 89 228
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 90 90
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 90 37
AGGRENOX

Used to prevent strokes in ... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

92 294
GLUCAGEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

92 360
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

94 68
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

95 88
CLONIDINE

Used alone or together with... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 95 275
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 97 267
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 Dec. 30, 2016.
  • 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.