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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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41,863Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 1276

$1.98M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 1276

735 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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 South Carolina
lower than average

Antipsychotics

10% of this provider’s 507 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

22% of this provider’s 735 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

19% of this provider’s 507 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

22% of this provider’s 735 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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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

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

57 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.58M

2012

$1.44M

2013

$1.81M

2014

$1.98M

2015

Number of Claims

25,155

2012

25,682

2013

41,880

2014

41,863

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
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

2,143

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,502

prescriptions.

181

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,468

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,191

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

2 10
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,166

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

3 9
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

1,211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

875

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

4 5
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,171

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

822

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

5 4
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

1,122

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

824

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

6 69
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

1,096

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

760

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

7 12
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

939

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

839

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

8 46
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

856

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

9 102
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

851

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

600

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

10 19
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

835

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

683

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

11 2
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

831

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

12 8
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

753

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

13 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

654

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

14 3
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

641

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

P 15 73
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

609

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

16 54
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

582

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

17 77
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

574

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

18 29
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

568

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

P 19 103
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

551

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

20 31
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

498

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

21 96
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

469

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

22 48
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

458

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

23 23
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

435

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

24 13
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

430

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

25 27
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

407

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

26 86
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

27 109
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

378

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

28 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

O 29 6
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

372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

30 59
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

31 72
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

357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

32 16
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

356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

33 7
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

344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

34 15
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

35 34
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 36 147
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

37 33
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

273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

<11 38 101
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

39 22
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

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

40 85
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

<11 R 41 186
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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

41 207
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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

43 107
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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

43 43
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

209

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

45 18
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

207

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

46 110
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

203

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

47 39
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

203

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

O 47 17
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

202

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

49 37
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

201

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

50 24
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

201

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

50 63
RIVASTIGMINE*

Used to treat mild to moder... +

Used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss and mental changes) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

197

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

<11 52 267
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE

Treats anxiety, tension, ne... +

Treats anxiety, tension, nervousness, nausea, vomiting, allergies, skin rash, hives, and itching. Source: National Library of Medicine

196

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

R 53 300
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

192

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 44
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

190

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

55 26
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

183

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

56 65
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

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

182

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

57 126
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

180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

58 42
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

<11 59 178
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

60 25
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

160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

60 138
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL

The combination of amlodipi... +

The combination of amlodipine and benazepril is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

62 56
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

63 91
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

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

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 64 66
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

65 40
SENSIPAR

Lowers the amount of calciu... +

Lowers the amount of calcium in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11 66 247
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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 66 127
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

Nitrofurantoinis used to treat urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A R 68 177
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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

<11 68 53
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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

70 100
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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

71 51
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O 72 36
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

Latanoprost ophthalmic is used to treat glaucoma (a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision) and ocular hypertension (a condition which causes increased pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

73 158
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

<11 74 254
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 75 116
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 75 71
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

77 14
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 77 195
PRISTIQ ER

Used to treat depression. D... +

Used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 77 257
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

80 45
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

80 28
RENVELA

Lowers the amount of phosph... +

Lowers the amount of phosphorus in blood of patients receiving kidney dialysis. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 80 266
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

<11 80 185
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11 84 50
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11 85 76
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

85 21
CALCITRIOL

Treats low blood calcium in... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

87 255
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

88 140
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

A 89 67
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

89 113
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

91 120
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

R 92 30
DILTIAZEM HCL

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 93 202
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN

This is used by people with... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

94 310
DEXILANT

Treats erosive esophagitis,... +

Treats erosive esophagitis, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other conditions caused by too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

94 128
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

96 244
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 97 99
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

98 74
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

Megestrol tablets treat breast and uterine cancer. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

R 99 274
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 100 47
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

A 100 104
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) caused by congestive heart failure, kidney disease, or liver disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 100 155
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 R 103 193
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 103 151
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

105 41
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 106 124
TRIBENZOR 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

106 308
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 108 199
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 109 163
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 109 217
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 111 117
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

111 93
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 111 250
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

114 58
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

115 141
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 116 258
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

117 32
CALCIUM ACETATE

Used to treat hyperphosphat... +

Used to treat hyperphosphatemia (too much phosphate in the blood) in patients with end stage kidney disease who are on dialysis. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 118 302
COLCRYS

Used to prevent gout attack... +

Used to prevent gout attacks (sudden, severe pain in one or more joints caused by abnormally high levels of a substance called uric acid in the blood) in adults, and to relieve the pain of gout attacks when they occur. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

119 196
MINOXIDIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 120 356
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

R 121 68
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 O 121 115
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 123 134
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

123 211
TRANSDERM-SCOP 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

123 375
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 123 142
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

127 179
METHIMAZOLE

Treats hyperthyroidism (too... +

Treats hyperthyroidism (too much thyroid hormone produced by the thyroid gland). Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 128 387
TRAVATAN Z

Reduces pressure inside the... +

Reduces pressure inside the eye that is caused by glaucoma or ocular hypertension (high blood pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

129 351
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

130 35
NORVIR

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 131 278
KLOR-CON M20

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

132 79
PHENYTOIN

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 132 290
PREZISTA

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 134 334
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 134 105
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 134 157
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 134 197
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

134 337
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE

Methenamine, an antibiotic,... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 139 384
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

Treats short-term, medium to medium-severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 139 194
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN

This combination of medicin... +

This combination of medicines are used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 139 201
GALANTAMINE HBR

Galantamine is used to trea... +

Galantamine is used to treat the symptoms of 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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 139 354
EMTRIVA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 143 512
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

Hydrocortisone provides relief for inflamed areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 143 326
VIREAD 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 143 512
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 Feb. 12, 2009.
  • 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.