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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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30,781Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 1114

$2.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 1114

1,255 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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 Kentucky
lower than average

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 762 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

39% of this provider’s 1,255 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

10% of this provider’s 762 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

33% of this provider’s 1,255 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$1.52M

2012

$1.61M

2013

$1.67M

2014

$2.14M

2015

Number of Claims

24,947

2012

26,510

2013

25,885

2014

30,781

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
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,102

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

715

prescriptions.

220

patients, 18% of all patients

1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

1,012

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

609

prescriptions.

272

patients, 22% of all patients

O 2 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

989

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

185

patients, 15% of all patients

3 6
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

953

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

171

patients, 14% of all patients

4 5
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

862

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

174

patients, 14% of all patients

5 3
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

857

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

163

patients, 13% of all patients

6 1
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

710

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

129

patients, 10% of all patients

7 10
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

708

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

129

patients, 10% of all patients

8 11
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

579

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

130

patients, 10% of all patients

9 8
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

498

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

109

patients, 9% of all patients

10 7
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

487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

87

patients, 7% of all patients

11 13
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

476

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

97

patients, 8% of all patients

12 24
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

87

patients, 7% of all patients

13 19
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

436

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

14 9
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

435

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

92

patients, 7% of all patients

15 16
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

430

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

87

patients, 7% of all patients

16 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

427

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

98

patients, 8% of all patients

17 12
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

368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

18 21
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

357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

19 18
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

20 36
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

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

21 30
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

305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

22 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

285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

23 17
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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

24 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

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

25 37
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

26 39
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

251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

27 65
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

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

28 31
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

29 26
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

30 15
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

31 25
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

31 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

33 28
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

34 175
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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

35 23
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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

36 40
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

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

37 27
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

38 34
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

R 38 61
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

40 78
SPIRIVA

Prevents the symptoms of br... +

Prevents the symptoms of bronchospasm caused by emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

41 67
SYMBICORT

This is a combination of bu... +

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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

42 80
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

43 74
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

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

43 66
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

43 54
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

46 29
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

O 47 32
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

48 33
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

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

49 43
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

50 52
CEFDINIR

Treats certain types of ski... +

Treats certain types of skin infections, throat infections, and lung infections, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, or tonsillitis. Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

118

patients, 9% of all patients

A 51 131
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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

52 38
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

53 58
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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

54 51
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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

55 77
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL

The combination of albutero... +

The combination of albuterol and ipratropium is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing 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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

56 138
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

57 35
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

102

patients, 8% of all patients

A 57 63
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

R 59 71
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

60 86
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM

Used to prevent deep venous... +

Used to prevent deep venous thrombosis, a condition in which harmful blood clots form in the blood vessels of the legs. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

61 296
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

62 87
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

63 42
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

64 146
ENDOCET

Treats moderate to moderate... +

Treats moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

O 65 198
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

66 69
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

67 45
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

68 104
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

O 69 90
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

69 134
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

69 115
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

R 72 46
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

A 72 84
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

72 85
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

75 57
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

76 75
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

76 93
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

78 259
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

78 91
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

80 95
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

Treats problems with urination caused by an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH). Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

81 234
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

82 139
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

P 82 64
NIACIN ER

Lowers cholesterol and trig... +

Lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood and treats niacin deficiency (pellagra). Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 84 210
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

85 147
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

85 105
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

O 87 41
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

88 182
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

69

patients, 5% of all patients

A 88 121
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

88 108
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

88 109
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P 92 88
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

92 179
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

92 114
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

Treats asthma, allergic reactions, inflammation, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

92 100
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

96 53
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

97 133
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

98 94
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

98 59
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

98 76
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

98 79
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

102 161
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

102 48
GLYCOPYRROLATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 104 300
INVOKANA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (condition in which blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally). Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

105 180
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

105 132
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

107 49
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

A 108 99
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

109 70
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 R 110 151
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 111 60
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 111 73
GLIPIZIDE ER

Glipizide is used along wit... +

Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, 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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

111 127
PHENOBARBITAL

Used to control seizures. P... +

Used to control seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 R 114 201
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

115 106
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

A 115 50
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

117 92
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

118 97
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

A 118 72
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

120 68
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

121 144
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

R 122 128
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

123 116
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

O 123 119
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 125 310
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

126 158
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 126 173
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 126 120
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE

Sumatriptan is used to trea... +

Sumatriptan is used to treat the symptoms of migraine headaches (severe, throbbing headaches that sometimes is accompanied by nausea or sensitivity to sound and light). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

126 243
ONDANSETRON ODT

Used to prevent nausea and ... +

Used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

130 271
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

Doxycycline is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; Lyme disease; acne; infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems; and anthrax (after inhalational exposure). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

A 131 163
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

131 112
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

133 56
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

133 122
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 March 17, 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.