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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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26,455Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 1404

$1.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 1404

842 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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

8% of this provider’s 691 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

28% of this provider’s 842 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

16% of this provider’s 691 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

26% of this provider’s 842 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$386K

2012

$1.35M

2013

$1.76M

2014

$1.42M

2015

Number of Claims

7,844

2012

27,413

2013

34,274

2014

26,455

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,234

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,135

prescriptions.

152

patients, 18% of all patients

1 7
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

849

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

790

prescriptions.

135

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

753

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

645

prescriptions.

145

patients, 17% of all patients

3 2
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

748

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

743

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

4 20
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

704

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

634

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

5 4
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

597

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

108

patients, 13% of all patients

6 3
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

563

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

7 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

536

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

8 13
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

472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

P 9 53
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

463

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

10 10
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

418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

11 12
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

12 57
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

404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

13 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

387

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

120

patients, 14% of all patients

O 14 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

15 8
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

327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

16 107
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

316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

17 17
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

311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

18 27
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

19 48
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

20 18
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

296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

21 38
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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

22 33
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

23 28
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

252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

24 59
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

25 30
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

26 11
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

27 23
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

28 78
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

29 6
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

Digox (digoxin) is used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Source: National Library of Medicine

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

R 30 166
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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

31 14
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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

32 62
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

33 25
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

34 36
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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

35 15
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

36 24
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

36 70
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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

<11 38 178
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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

39 16
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

40 22
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

40 116
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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

42 49
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

43 40
NUEDEXTA

Used to treat pseudobulbar ... +

Used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA; a condition of sudden, frequent outbursts of crying or laughing that can not be controlled) in people with certain conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease; condition in which the nerves that control muscle movement slowly die, causing the muscles to shrink and weaken) or multiple sclerosis (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). Source: National Library of Medicine

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

<11 44 142
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

45 71
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

46 21
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

46 39
TAMIFLU

Used in the treatment of th... +

Used in the treatment of the infection caused by the flu virus (influenza A and influenza B). Source: National Library of Medicine

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

146

patients, 17% of all patients

46 228
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

49 201
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

50 163
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

51 32
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

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

52 61
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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

53 42
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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

53 75
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

55 46
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O 56 58
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 57 81
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

58 68
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

59 37
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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

60 128
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL

The combination of albutero... +

The combination of albuterol and ipratropium is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

61 113
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 74
LEVOFLOXACIN

Levofloxacin is used to tre... +

Levofloxacin is used to treat certain infections such as pneumonia, chronic bronchitis and sinus, urinary tract, kidney, prostate (a male reproductive gland), and skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

A 63 69
NYSTOP

Treats infections caused by... +

Treats infections caused by fungus. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

64 275
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

65 72
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

65 110
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

<11 67 108
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

68 34
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

68 146
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

R 70 43
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

70 55
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

O 72 44
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 73 99
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

73 31
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

O 73 26
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

76 180
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

77 67
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

78 117
SOTALOL

Treats an irregular heartbe... +

Treats an irregular heartbeat. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 79 240
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

80 29
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 81 88
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

82 168
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

O 82 112
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 84 150
ONDANSETRON HCL*

Ondansetron is used to prev... +

Ondansetron is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

85 121
CEFTRIAXONE*

Treats infections caused by... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

A 85 171
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

85 85
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

88 66
LIDOCAINE HCL*

Lidocaine viscous, a local ... +

Lidocaine viscous, a local anesthetic, is used to treat the pain of a sore or irritated mouth and throat often associated with cancer chemotherapy and certain medical procedures. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

89 207
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

90 159
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 90 151
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 90 192
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

93 210
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

94 60
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 95 45
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

96 65
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

96 125
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 98 165
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE

Replaces certain hormones w... +

Replaces certain hormones when the body does not make enough, such as in Addison's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 98 376
PROMETHAZINE HCL

Promethazine is used to rel... +

Promethazine is used to relieve the symptoms of allergic reactions such as allergic rhinitis (runny nose and watery eyes caused by allergy to pollen, mold or dust), allergic conjunctivitis (red, watery eyes caused by allergies), allergic skin reactions, and allergic reactions to blood or plasma products. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

R 100 80
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

100 138
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

Doxycycline is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; Lyme disease; acne; infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems; and anthrax (after inhalational exposure). Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

A 102 126
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

102 124
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 P 102 122
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

105 54
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

106 77
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

106 135
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE

Methenamine, an antibiotic,... +

Methenamine, an antibiotic, eliminates bacteria that cause urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 108 277
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

A 108 63
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 P 110 206
REPAGLINIDE

Repaglinide is used to trea... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 110 419
CARBAMAZEPINE ER

Treats certain types of se... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 112 488
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

112 97
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A 114 56
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

Pramipexole 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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 114 120
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

A 116 94
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 116 73
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 Oct. 29, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.