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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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24,544Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 41 out of 1276

$1.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 1276

1,034 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

38% of this provider’s 1,034 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

11% of this provider’s 743 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

29% of this provider’s 1,034 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$869K

2012

$1.04M

2013

$1.3M

2014

$1.52M

2015

Number of Claims

15,798

2012

18,534

2013

23,193

2014

24,544

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

712

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

164

patients, 16% of all patients

O 1 6
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

660

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

140

patients, 14% of all patients

2 8
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

655

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

139

patients, 13% of all patients

3 11
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

615

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

132

patients, 13% of all patients

4 1
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

613

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

115

patients, 11% of all patients

5 2
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

531

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

6 14
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

501

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

112

patients, 11% of all patients

7 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

489

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

105

patients, 10% of all patients

8 5
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

488

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

127

patients, 12% of all patients

9 10
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

476

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

101

patients, 10% of all patients

10 7
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

433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

116

patients, 11% of all patients

11 42
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

O 12 36
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

405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

12 12
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

14 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

15 3
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

O 16 17
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

321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

17 13
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

18 25
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

19 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

20 21
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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

21 51
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

22 47
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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

23 29
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

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

24 41
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

25 20
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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

26 43
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

27 18
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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

28 15
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

29 26
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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

30 58
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

30 39
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

32 34
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

33 19
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

136

patients, 13% of all patients

A 34 104
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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

35 28
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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

36 80
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

37 40
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

38 31
RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat... +

Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus); and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

39 24
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

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

R 40 89
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

40 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

R 42 30
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Levocetirizine is an antihi... +

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and hives of the skin. Source: National Library of Medicine

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

43 198
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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

44 53
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

44 63
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

46 27
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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

47 44
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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

R 47 111
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

49 54
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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

49 59
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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

51 124
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

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

52 16
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

53 62
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

54 33
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

A 55 49
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

56 112
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

57 32
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

58 70
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

59 69
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT

Used to help control the sy... +

Used to help control the symptoms of lung diseases, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

60 182
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

60 37
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

62 84
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

63 123
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

64 109
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

65 22
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

66 46
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

A 67 106
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

67 108
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

67 48
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

70 75
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

70 66
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

72 187
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

73 76
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

74 88
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

Causes numbness or loss of feeling in an area of your body. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

74 416
SYMBICORT

This is a combination of bu... +

This is a combination of budesonide and formoterol used to help control the symptoms of asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

76 97
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 76 55
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

78 82
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

79 86
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

80 60
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

81 118
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

81 52
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

81 56
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

84 113
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

R 85 68
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

85 173
CHLORTHALIDONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

87 98
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura XL) is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 87 87
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

89 179
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

A 90 67
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

A 91 90
VERAPAMIL ER

Verapamil is used to treat ... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 92 125
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

The combination of benazepr... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

93 172
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 94 78
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 94 127
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE

Ipratropium oral inhalation... +

Ipratropium oral inhalation is used to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness 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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

94 268
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 97 397
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

97 93
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS

Theophylline is used to pre... +

Theophylline is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness caused by asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 97 396
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

100 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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 100 279
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

102 163
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

102 175
METFORMIN HCL ER

Metformin is used alone or ... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 104 38
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

104 72
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

106 180
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 107 133
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 108 81
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

109 79
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

109 165
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

Replaces estrogen that decreases with menopause or removal of the ovaries. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

R 109 129
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 R 112 252
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 April 21, 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.