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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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34,527Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 3110

$3.74M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 3110

776 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

4% of this provider’s 711 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

64% of this provider’s 776 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

17% of this provider’s 711 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

23% of this provider’s 776 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

34% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$108 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $84 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.1M

2012

$2.11M

2013

$3.22M

2014

$3.74M

2015

Number of Claims

10,057

2012

20,014

2013

26,416

2014

34,527

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
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

980

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

895

prescriptions.

208

patients, 27% of all patients

1 5
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

921

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

851

prescriptions.

249

patients, 32% of all patients

2 23
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

854

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

821

prescriptions.

180

patients, 23% of all patients

3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

832

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

746

prescriptions.

167

patients, 22% of all patients

4 3
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

749

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

724

prescriptions.

161

patients, 21% of all patients

5 9
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

704

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

680

prescriptions.

179

patients, 23% of all patients

6 109
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

701

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

680

prescriptions.

153

patients, 20% of all patients

7 28
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

Treats itching or watering of eyes caused by allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

675

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

650

prescriptions.

130

patients, 17% of all patients

8 217
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

576

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

144

patients, 19% of all patients

9 99
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

573

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

10 50
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

567

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

122

patients, 16% of all patients

11 22
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

554

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

137

patients, 18% of all patients

12 114
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

550

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

146

patients, 19% of all patients

13 39
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

529

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

132

patients, 17% of all patients

14 13
NASONEX

Treats or prevents the symp... +

Treats or prevents the symptoms of seasonal (short-term) and perennial (year-round) allergies (hay fever), such as stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, and watery eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

474

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

10 15 210
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

473

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

122

patients, 16% of all patients

16 27
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

469

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

17 10
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

459

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

18 6
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

452

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

110

patients, 14% of all patients

19 63
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

436

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

20 15
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

413

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

21 26
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

411

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

22 4
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

402

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

136

patients, 18% of all patients

23 127
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

401

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

24 32
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

401

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

24 21
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

O 26 12
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

354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

27 53
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

338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

28 74
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

332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

29 19
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

30 98
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

318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

31 1
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

32 40
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

294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

33 48
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

290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

34 58
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

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

35 8
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

36 59
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

273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

37 78
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

38 35
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT

Used to help control the sy... +

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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

39 204
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

40 25
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

247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

41 115
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

182

patients, 23% of all patients

A 42 45
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

Treats type 2 diabetes. +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

43 135
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

44 34
VASCEPA 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

45 264
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

Used with proper diet and exercise to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

46 137
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

141

patients, 18% of all patients

47 42
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

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

48 73
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

154

patients, 20% of all patients

A 49 122
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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

50 81
MOMETASONE FUROATE

Mometasone is used to relie... +

Mometasone is used to relieve the itching and inflammation of numerous skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

51 275
DEXILANT

Treats erosive esophagitis,... +

Treats erosive esophagitis, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other conditions caused by too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

52 161
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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

53 75
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

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

R 54 36
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

Treats fungal infections in the skin, throat, urinary tract, and lungs. Source: National Library of Medicine

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

55 255
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

56 38
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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

56 24
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

Treats itching or watering of eyes caused by allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

58 267
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

59 83
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

59 55
SPIRIVA

Prevents the symptoms of br... +

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

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

61 96
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

62 214
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

163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

63 242
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

Treats nerve pain that is caused by herpes zoster, or "shingles. Source: National Library of Medicine

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

64 361
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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

65 82
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

66 20
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

67 7
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

110

patients, 14% of all patients

A 68 56
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE*

Treats skin irritation, all... +

Treats skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

68 409
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

This medicine is an antifungal. Source: National Library of Medicine

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

70 362
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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

70 14
PROLIA 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

70 302
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

Helps patients who have cystic fibrosis, pancreatitis, or digestive disorders digest food. Source: National Library of Medicine

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

73 288
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

73 192
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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

75 77
COLESTIPOL HCL

Used to lower high choleste... +

Used to lower high cholesterol levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

76 394
LOPERAMIDE

Treats diarrhea and decreas... +

Treats diarrhea and decreases the amount of drainage in patients who have ostomies. Source: National Library of Medicine

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

76 332
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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

78 117
IBANDRONATE SODIUM

Used to prevent and treat o... +

Used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

78 202
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

80 151
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

81 65
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

82 94
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

Treats dry, scaly skin conditions called xerosis and ichthyosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

83 301
RESTASIS

Treats chronic dry eye dise... +

Treats chronic dry eye disease by increasing the amount of tears in your eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

83 347
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

A 85 156
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

86 61
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

87 198
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

A 88 93
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

89 33
BREO ELLIPTA

Treats asthma in patients n... +

Treats asthma in patients not adequately controlled a long-term asthma medicine and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

89 427
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

Treats psoriasis, skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

91 250
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

Used to treat hyperuricemia (high uric acid in the blood) in patients with gout. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

92 294
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

93 17
MYRBETRIQ

Used to treat overactive bl... +

Used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

93 212
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

A 95 54
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

P 95 57
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

97 197
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

98 29
CELEBREX

Treats pain, including pain... +

Treats pain, including pain caused by arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) in children and adults, ankylosing spondylitis, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

99 418
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

100 104
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

100 51
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

O 102 100
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O 103 11
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

Megestrol tablets treat breast and uterine cancer. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

R 103 203
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

105 18
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

106 107
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

106 79
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

106 247
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

109 106
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

This combination medication is used to treat a variety of inflamed fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

109 181
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

111 119
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

112 120
LINZESS

Used in adults to treat irr... +

Used in adults to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C; a condition that causes stomach pain or cramps, bloating, and infrequent or difficult passage of stools) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC; difficult or infrequent passage of stools that lasts for 3 months or longer and is not caused by a disease or a medication). Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

112 270
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

114 64
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

115 30
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

116 126
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

A 116 123
HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

R 118 271
ALCOHOL PADS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

119 449
LOVAZA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

120 452
ONGLYZA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise 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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

120 238
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE*

Treats skin irritation, all... +

Treats skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

122 473
VIREAD 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 122 293
PROCTOSOL-HC

This is used to help reliev... +

This is used to help relieve redness, itching, swelling, or other discomfort caused by skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

124 571
VESICARE

Solifenacin is used to trea... +

Solifenacin is used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

125 116
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

126 72
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O 127 46
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE

For the treatment of hypert... +

For the treatment of hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

128 231
NIFEDICAL XL

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

128 189
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

130 150
DESOXIMETASONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

131 401
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

Hydrocortisone is available with or without a prescription. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

132 416
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

132 300
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

134 68
ENTECAVIR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 134 618
BARACLUDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 134 618
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 2, 2012.
  • 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.