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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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19,327Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 576

$972K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 576

940 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% 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 New Mexico
lower than average

Antipsychotics

2% of this provider’s 747 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

34% of this provider’s 940 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

11% of this provider’s 747 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 10%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 940 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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

$750K

2012

$840K

2013

$918K

2014

$972K

2015

Number of Claims

16,210

2012

18,641

2013

18,932

2014

19,327

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
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,073

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

792

prescriptions.

215

patients, 23% of all patients

1 2
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

780

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

133

patients, 14% of all patients

2 1
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

756

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

141

patients, 15% of all patients

3 6
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

664

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

138

patients, 15% of all patients

4 5
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

574

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

113

patients, 12% of all patients

5 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

559

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

6 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

508

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

7 7
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

459

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

8 3
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

400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

9 10
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

O 10 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

O 11 9
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

12 12
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

13 8
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

296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

14 14
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

15 25
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

280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

16 13
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

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

17 17
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

18 16
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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

19 18
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

O 19 20
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

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

21 33
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

22 36
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

23 51
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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

23 29
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

O 25 26
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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

26 32
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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

27 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

28 23
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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

R 29 41
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

30 24
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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

31 64
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

32 47
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

33 38
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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

34 42
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

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

35 31
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

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

36 35
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

36 39
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

38 30
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

39 58
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

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

39 34
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

39 40
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

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

42 59
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

43 49
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

44 48
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

44 15
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

46 37
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

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

47 66
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

48 27
DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE

Used to treat bacterial inf... +

Used to treat bacterial infections in many different parts of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

A 49 203
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

50 56
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

51 52
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

52 57
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

A 53 68
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

54 89
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

A 54 46
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

56 55
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

57 109
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

A 58 72
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

R 59 76
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

60 22
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 75
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

61 43
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER

Isosorbide mononitrate is u... +

Isosorbide mononitrate is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by coronary artery disease (heart disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

63 123
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

64 119
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

Phenytoin is used to control certain type of seizures, and to treat and prevent seizures that may begin during or after surgery to the brain or nervous system. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 65 170
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

65 82
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

65 19
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

68 54
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

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

69 61
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

70 65
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

A 71 103
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

71 45
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

73 88
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

Terazosin 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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

73 105
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

75 73
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

76 105
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

This combination medication is used to treat a variety of inflamed fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

76 156
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

76 91
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 79 95
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

R 79 79
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

81 63
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

A 81 93
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 March 9, 2011.
  • 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.