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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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29,988Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 606

$660K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 606

152 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
11% Patients 65 Years and Older

100% 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 Utah
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

51% of this provider’s 152 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

This provider prescribed potentially inappropriate drugs 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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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 152 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$22 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

197 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$819K

2012

$585K

2013

$500K

2014

$660K

2015

Number of Claims

12,360

2012

12,427

2013

10,762

2014

29,988

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
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

2,129

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

53

patients, 35% of all patients

1 1
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

1,893

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

47

patients, 31% of all patients

2 2
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,662

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

43

patients, 28% of all patients

3 4
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

1,518

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

28

patients, 18% of all patients

10 4 61
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

1,141

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

21

patients, 14% of all patients

10 5 89
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

697

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

P 6 64
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

688

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 10% of all patients

R 7 97
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

612

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

17

patients, 11% of all patients

8 73
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM

Treats anxiety, trouble sle... +

Treats anxiety, trouble sleeping, symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, and certain types of epilepsy (seizures). Source: National Library of Medicine

604

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 11% of all patients

10 9 121
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

599

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

10 93
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

580

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 11% of all patients

11 20
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

578

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

61

patients, 40% of all patients

12 56
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

568

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

13 26
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

531

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 14 79
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

489

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

40

patients, 26% of all patients

15 115
THIORIDAZINE HCL 484

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

P R 10 16 129
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

460

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

24

patients, 16% of all patients

17 30
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

443

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

18 3
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

430

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 19 119
LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

416

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 20 113
SODIUM BICARBONATE 414

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 13% of all patients

10 21 141
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

403

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 22 145
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling... +

Treats gingivitis (swelling of the gums) and other problems of the mouth and gums. Source: National Library of Medicine

370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

50

patients, 33% of all patients

23 150
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 9% of all patients

24 100
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11 25 10
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

293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 26 37
PERPHENAZINE

Treats the symptoms of cert... +

Treats the symptoms of certain mental disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 P 10 26 153
VALPROIC ACID* 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 10 28 165
ZONISAMIDE

Treats partial seizures in ... +

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

280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 29 168
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 30 5
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL

Chlorpromazine is used to t... +

Chlorpromazine 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) and other psychotic disorders (conditions that cause difficulty telling the difference between things or ideas that are real and things or ideas that are not real) and to treat the symptoms of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people who have bipolar disorder (manic depressive disorder; a condition that causes episodes of mania, episodes of depression, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 31 172
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 9% of all patients

32 12
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 33 15
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 34 69
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

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 35 46
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 36 19
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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 37 18
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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 37 45
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 39 182
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 O 40 14
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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 10 40 183
NITROFURANTOIN

Treats or prevents urinary ... +

Treats or prevents urinary tract infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 A R 42 184
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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 43 7
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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 44 13
CAPTOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 45 186
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 R 46 194
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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 47 52
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to r... +

Metoclopramide is used to relieve heartburn and speed the healing of ulcers and sores in the esophagus (tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) in people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the esophagus) that did not get better with other treatments. Source: National Library of Medicine

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 48 164
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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 R 49 17
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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 50 8
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER

Lithium is used to treat th... +

Lithium is used to treat the manic episodes of bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 51 203
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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 52 98
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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 53 155
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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 53 137
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 55 122
LANSOPRAZOLE

Treats stomach ulcers, gast... +

Treats stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 56 212
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 57 16
CONSTULOSE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

29

patients, 19% of all patients

10 58 216
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

20

patients, 13% of all patients

59 70
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 60 48
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11 61 43
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 62 53
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 63 225
DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 64 195
NALTREXONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 65 229
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 66 21
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 66 72
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 66 80
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 66 22
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 66 105
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 66 24
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 72 170
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE

Hydroxychloroquine is in a ... +

Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of drugs called antimalarials. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 73 230
BANZEL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 74 232
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

Treats ulcers and other stomach problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 75 148
CARAFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

Treats ulcers and other stomach problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 76 236
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 76 9
VIMPAT

Used to control partial sei... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 78 201
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 79 54
HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

Hydroxyzine is used to relieve the itching caused by allergies and to control the nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 R 80 244
ETHOSUXIMIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 10 80 244
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 80 161
CARBAMAZEPINE ER

Treats certain types of se... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 83 249
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 84 31
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 85 76
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

28

patients, 18% of all patients

A 86 96
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 86 192
ECONAZOLE NITRATE

Econazole is used to treat ... +

Econazole is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

13

patients, 9% of all patients

88 254
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 89 47
MINOCYCLINE HCL

Minocycline is used to trea... +

Minocycline is used to treat bacterial infections including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; acne; and infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 A 90 218
ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

Albuterol is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 91 176
SILVER SULFADIAZINE

Treats skin infections in p... +

Treats skin infections in patients with severe burns. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 92 265
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 92 167
PENICILLIN V POTASSIUM

Penicillin V potassium is a... +

Penicillin V potassium is an antibiotic used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria such as pneumonia, scarlet fever, and ear, skin, and throat infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 A 94 279
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 16, 2014.
  • 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.