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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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23,943Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 52 out of 4892

$1.65M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 63 out of 4892

889 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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 Texas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

5% of this provider’s 768 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

28% of this provider’s 889 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

4% of this provider’s 768 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

24% of this provider’s 889 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$1.38M

2012

$1.52M

2013

$1.62M

2014

$1.65M

2015

Number of Claims

21,316

2012

25,345

2013

25,691

2014

23,943

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

947

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

845

prescriptions.

255

patients, 29% of all patients

1 4
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

723

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

167

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
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

667

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

174

patients, 20% of all patients

3 3
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

616

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

182

patients, 20% of all patients

4 2
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

565

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

5 8
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

493

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

142

patients, 16% of all patients

6 13
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

442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

7 14
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

412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

115

patients, 13% of all patients

8 12
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

405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

148

patients, 17% of all patients

9 64
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

388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

10 7
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

Enalapril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

11 63
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

382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

12 88
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

381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

13 6
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

14 60
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

347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

15 16
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

342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

16 165
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

295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

17 33
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

18 50
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

19 32
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

278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

20 23
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

21 10
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

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

22 29
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

22 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

114

patients, 13% of all patients

24 24
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

25 76
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

O 26 41
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

26 20
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL

Nortriptyline is used to tr... +

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

240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

28 193
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

29 25
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

30 21
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

31 59
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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

32 35
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

33 114
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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

34 31
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

O 35 11
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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

36 138
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

36 28
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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

38 109
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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

39 65
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

40 38
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

140

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

41 52
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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

42 48
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

Treats type 2 diabetes. +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

43 130
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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

43 44
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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

45 90
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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

P 46 58
JANUMET

This is a combination drug ... +

This is a combination drug containing metformin and sitagliptin and is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

47 159
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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

48 77
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

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

49 131
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

50 17
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

51 5
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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

52 19
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

53 120
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

54 43
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

54 22
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

56 110
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

57 42
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

58 34
NOVOLIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

58 181
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

60 27
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

61 39
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

61 101
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

63 49
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM

Diclofenac is a nonsteroida... +

Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat mild-to-moderate pain, and helps to relieve symptoms of arthritis (eg, osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis), such as inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

64 257
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

64 70
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

64 97
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

Ropinirole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

67 100
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

68 73
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

69 102
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

70 106
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

71 37
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

71 82
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

71 224
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

74 85
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

A 75 75
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

A 75 51
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

77 69
VALSARTAN

Valsartan is used alone or ... +

Valsartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

78 78
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

79 152
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

79 47
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

81 161
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

81 121
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

81 108
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

84 62
CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

Treats a circulation problem in which too little blood flows into your leg muscles (intermittent claudication). Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

85 178
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

86 26
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O 86 9
ACARBOSE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

88 336
VICTOZA 2-PAK

Used with a diet and exerci... +

Used with a diet and exercise program to control blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

89 293
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

89 184
NOVOLIN N

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

91 384
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

91 45
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

93 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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 93 128
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

95 143
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P 96 125
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

97 175
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

Treats gastroesophageal ref... +

Treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and a damaged esophagus. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

98 176
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

99 74
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 100 54
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

100 153
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

102 164
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

103 107
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

104 374
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

105 84
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

105 87
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

O 105 112
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 108 248
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

108 15
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

110 111
HUMULIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 111 211
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

112 72
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

A 112 61
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

112 135
About This Data

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

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Oct. 13, 2015.
  • 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.