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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,042Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 350

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 41 out of 350

796 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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 Mississippi
lower than average

Antipsychotics

4% of this provider’s 690 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

12% of this provider’s 796 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

16% of this provider’s 690 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 14%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 796 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 20%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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

$972K

2012

$1.09M

2013

$1.16M

2014

$1.11M

2015

Number of Claims

15,477

2012

18,396

2013

19,925

2014

21,042

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,031

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

937

prescriptions.

169

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

808

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

730

prescriptions.

142

patients, 18% of all patients

2 5
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

734

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

662

prescriptions.

136

patients, 17% of all patients

3 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

635

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

145

patients, 18% of all patients

O 4 7
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

598

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

125

patients, 16% of all patients

5 2
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

564

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

127

patients, 16% of all patients

6 15
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

546

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

116

patients, 15% of all patients

7 10
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

539

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

8 23
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

532

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

9 9
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

481

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

10 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

11 8
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

421

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

12 4
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

13 14
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

376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

14 16
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

15 11
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

302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

16 13
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

255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

17 21
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

18 30
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

O 19 22
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

20 20
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

21 17
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

22 57
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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

23 45
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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

24 18
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

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

25 41
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

25 52
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

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

25 12
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

28 25
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

29 26
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

30 49
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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

31 28
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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

R 32 36
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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

33 29
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

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

34 31
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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

35 53
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

36 24
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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

37 35
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

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

38 42
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

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

39 76
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

40 39
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

41 33
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

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 42 66
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

43 59
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

44 87
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

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

44 58
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

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

46 75
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

47 73
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

48 51
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 54
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 90
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O 51 61
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

51 34
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

51 60
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

54 83
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

55 86
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

56 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

56 38
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

58 43
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 55
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 32
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 81
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 46
SOTALOL

Treats an irregular heartbe... +

Treats an irregular heartbeat. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 63 222
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

Treats certain heart rhythm problems (atrial fibrillation). Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

R 64 104
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

65 19
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

R 65 64
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 37
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

67 47
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

67 56
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

70 65
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 117
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

72 48
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

73 80
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

73 27
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 73 163
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

76 74
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

77 155
INDAPAMIDE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

78 160
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

79 97
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

80 89
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

R 80 82
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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 Sept. 17, 2008.
  • 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.