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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,168Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 114

$15.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 114

1,224 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
36% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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 Alabama
lower than average

Antipsychotics

4% of this provider’s 446 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 7%.

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Antibiotics

15% of this provider’s 1,224 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

14% of this provider’s 446 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 9%.

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Opioids

34% of this provider’s 1,224 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 11%.

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Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$506 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $267 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$5.46M

2012

$9.33M

2013

$11.9M

2014

$15.3M

2015

Number of Claims

15,243

2012

22,009

2013

24,914

2014

30,168

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
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE

The combination is used as ... +

The combination is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,444

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

227

patients, 19% of all patients

10 1 39
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

1,192

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

252

patients, 21% of all patients

10 2 15
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

1,123

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

179

patients, 15% of all patients

3 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

1,066

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

168

patients, 14% of all patients

O 4 7
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

988

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

150

patients, 12% of all patients

5 20
VIMPAT

Used to control partial sei... +

Used to control partial seizures (convulsions) in the treatment of epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

725

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

124

patients, 10% of all patients

10 6 14
AMPYRA 695

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

126

patients, 10% of all patients

10 7 62
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

661

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

139

patients, 11% of all patients

8 1
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

575

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

110

patients, 9% of all patients

9 12
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

555

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

10 5
GILENYA 490

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

10 11 79
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

488

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

R 12 24
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

474

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

O 13 51
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

437

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

O 14 29
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

409

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

15 9
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

16 61
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

17 11
BETASERON 360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

10 18 66
OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Source: National Library of Medicine

351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

19 31
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

348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

20 13
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

21 10
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

O 22 27
AUBAGIO 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

10 23 94
MODAFINIL

Treats narcolepsy, sleep ap... +

Treats narcolepsy, sleep apnea, and shift work sleep disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

10 24 95
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

316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

25 25
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

174

patients, 14% of all patients

26 48
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

27 40
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

28 43
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

29 46
CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

Treats pain and stiffness of muscle spasms. Source: National Library of Medicine

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

R 30 65
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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

31 92
NUVIGIL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

10 32 107
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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

R 33 42
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

34 19
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

35 23
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

Morphine (extended release) is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

O 35 44
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

37 21
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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

38 35
METHOCARBAMOL

Treats muscle pain and spas... +

Treats muscle pain and spasms. Source: National Library of Medicine

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

R 39 89
HYDROCODONE-IBUPROFEN 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

O 10 40 112
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

O 41 37
NUCYNTA ER 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

O 42 103
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL

Methylphenidate is used as ... +

Methylphenidate is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; more difficulty focusing, controlling actions, and remaining still or quiet than other people who are the same age) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

42 88
VALACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes virus infecti... +

Treats herpes virus infections, including shingles (herpes zoster), cold sores (herpes labialis), and genital herpes (herpes simplex) in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

112

patients, 9% of all patients

44 121
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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

45 122
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

46 3
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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

46 17
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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

48 82
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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

49 4
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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

50 2
VYVANSE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

51 128
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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

R 52 38
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

53 71
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE

Sumatriptan is used to trea... +

Sumatriptan is used to treat the symptoms of migraine headaches (severe, throbbing headaches that sometimes is accompanied by nausea or sensitivity to sound and light). Source: National Library of Medicine

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

53 32
VESICARE

Solifenacin is used to trea... +

Solifenacin is used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

55 134
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

56 109
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER

Used as part of a treatment... +

Used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; more difficulty focusing, controlling actions, and remaining still or quiet than other people who are the same age) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

57 114
LEVETIRACETAM ER 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

58 58
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

58 91
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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

P 60 22
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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

61 70
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

P 62 108
PRISTIQ ER

Used to treat depression. D... +

Used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

62 142
DANTROLENE SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

10 62 142
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

O 65 60
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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

65 77
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE

Methenamine, an antibiotic,... +

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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

65 144
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER

Tolterodine is used treat o... +

Tolterodine is used treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination) to relieve urinary difficulties, including frequent urination and inability to control urination. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

68 146
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve tension headaches. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

R 68 69
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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

70 102
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

70 18
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

R 72 16
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, irregular heart rhythms, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), certain types of tremor, and hypertrophic subaortic stenosis (a heart muscle disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

73 72
DRONABINOL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

73 149
LINZESS

Used in adults to treat irr... +

Used in adults to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C; a condition that causes stomach pain or cramps, bloating, and infrequent or difficult passage of stools) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC; difficult or infrequent passage of stools that lasts for 3 months or longer and is not caused by a disease or a medication). Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

75 118
TECFIDERA 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

76 81
RIZATRIPTAN

Rizatriptan is used to trea... +

Rizatriptan is used to treat the symptoms of migraine headaches (severe, throbbing headaches that sometimes are accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to sound and light). Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

76 49
FETZIMA 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

78 153
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

P 78 117
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

91

patients, 7% of all patients

80 156
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

81 113
DEXMETHYLPHENIDATE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

10 82 157
AMANTADINE

Treats or prevents the flu ... +

Treats or prevents the flu (influenza type A). Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

82 57
HIZENTRA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 10 84 158
HYDROMORPHONE HCL*

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

O 84 120
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

86 87
ZONISAMIDE

Treats partial seizures in ... +

Treats partial seizures in adults with epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

87 33
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

A 87 162
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

87 162
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

90 33
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

91 63
AZILECT

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with levodopa for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

92 45
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

93 141
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

94 54
REBIF 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 95 124
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

96 124
DEXAMETHASONE

Treats inflammation and man... +

Treats inflammation and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

96 173
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

98 98
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

98 136
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

100 8
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

100 132
COPAXONE

This is used to reduce the ... +

This is used to reduce the frequency of relapses (flare-ups) in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RMMS). Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 102 67
NEUPRO 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

103 68
ESZOPICLONE

Eszopiclone is used to trea... +

Eszopiclone is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

R 104 177
PHENOBARBITAL

Used to control seizures. P... +

Used to control seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 R 104 52
TRAMADOL HCL ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 O 106 138
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

107 189
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

108 190
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

108 190
MECLIZINE HCL

Meclizine is used to preven... +

Meclizine is used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

110 84
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

A 110 194
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 112 199
GRALISE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

112 154
REBIF REBIDOSE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 112 147
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 115 203
METHYLPREDNISOLONE SOD SUCC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

10 115 203
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on July 8, 2007.
  • 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.