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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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33,841Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 1114

$1.49M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 39 out of 1114

690 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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

6% of this provider’s 528 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 690 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

18% of this provider’s 528 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

32% of this provider’s 690 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

49 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

$1.51M

2012

$1.53M

2013

$1.56M

2014

$1.49M

2015

Number of Claims

31,919

2012

34,798

2013

36,220

2014

33,841

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

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

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

A

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

P

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

R

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

10

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

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

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

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

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,310

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,121

prescriptions.

139

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

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

1,296

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,076

prescriptions.

160

patients, 23% of all patients

2 5
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,203

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

986

prescriptions.

140

patients, 20% of all patients

3 7
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

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

882

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

719

prescriptions.

142

patients, 21% of all patients

4 3
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

857

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

646

prescriptions.

137

patients, 20% of all patients

5 10
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

791

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

680

prescriptions.

110

patients, 16% of all patients

6 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

773

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

125

patients, 18% of all patients

O 7 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

754

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

115

patients, 17% of all patients

8 6
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

705

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

199

patients, 29% of all patients

9 29
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

690

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

115

patients, 17% of all patients

10 8
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

649

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

11 2
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

548

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

12 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

542

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

13 12
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

537

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

14 13
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

525

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

15 23
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

483

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

16 9
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

447

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

17 27
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

392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

18 17
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

389

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

19 21
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

363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

20 38
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

357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

21 14
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

22 60
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

328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

23 30
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

320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

24 47
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

319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

25 66
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

318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

26 40
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

27 35
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

28 19
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

29 26
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

30 20
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE

Bisoprolol is used alone or... +

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

289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

31 129
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

289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

31 31
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

33 53
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

266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

34 95
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

35 54
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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

36 43
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

37 33
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

256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

37 69
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

255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

39 48
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

O 39 32
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

41 25
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

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

42 91
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

43 24
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

44 42
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

45 110
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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

46 102
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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

47 49
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

138

patients, 20% of all patients

A 48 50
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

48 78
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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

50 82
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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

51 65
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

52 55
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

167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

53 56
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

156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

54 75
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

54 108
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

156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

54 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

57 28
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

58 36
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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

58 37
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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

60 45
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

61 52
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

61 92
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

63 22
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

64 156
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

64 34
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

66 39
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

67 147
PROMETHAZINE HCL

Promethazine is used to rel... +

Promethazine is used to relieve the symptoms of allergic reactions such as allergic rhinitis (runny nose and watery eyes caused by allergy to pollen, mold or dust), allergic conjunctivitis (red, watery eyes caused by allergies), allergic skin reactions, and allergic reactions to blood or plasma products. Source: National Library of Medicine

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

R 68 83
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

69 15
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

70 130
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

71 85
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

72 96
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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

73 172
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

74 125
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

74 80
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

R 76 71
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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

77 138
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

78 158
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

79 94
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 79 64
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

81 167
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

82 58
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

83 93
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 84 88
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

85 59
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

R 86 61
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

87 112
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

88 164
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

89 134
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 O 90 119
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 91 87
CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 91 217
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 93 74
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

94 86
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

95 114
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

95 76
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

97 73
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

The combination of benazepr... +

The combination of benazepril and hydrochlorothiazide is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 97 360
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

Prevents and treats certain fungus infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

99 124
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

100 118
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

101 169
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 P 101 188
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

103 77
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

104 180
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 104 258
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 106 181
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

Dicyclomine is used to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

106 149
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

108 44
LOVAZA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 109 359
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

R 109 46
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 109 98
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

112 182
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

R 113 151
ONDANSETRON HCL*

Ondansetron is used to prev... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

113 117
TOVIAZ

Used to treat symptoms of a... +

Used to treat symptoms of an overactive bladder, such as incontinence (loss of bladder control) or a frequent need to urinate. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 113 308
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 P 116 193
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 117 139
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

Treats skin infections and bacterial infections in your nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

118 150
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

A 118 63
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL

The combination of amlodipi... +

The combination of amlodipine and benazepril is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 120 101
PRADAXA

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) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 120 245
LOPERAMIDE

Treats diarrhea and decreas... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

120 226
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

120 132
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 Dec. 13, 2016.
  • 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.