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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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22,361Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 46 out of 1404

$1.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 47 out of 1404

655 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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 Tennessee
lower than average

Antipsychotics

4% of this provider’s 540 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

42% of this provider’s 655 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

12% of this provider’s 540 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 13%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 655 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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

$856K

2012

$1.01M

2013

$1.14M

2014

$1.23M

2015

Number of Claims

18,909

2012

21,961

2013

22,626

2014

22,361

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
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

848

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

710

prescriptions.

188

patients, 29% of all patients

1 3
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

698

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

169

patients, 26% of all patients

2 21
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

660

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

134

patients, 20% of all patients

3 4
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

629

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

137

patients, 21% of all patients

4 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

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

613

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

104

patients, 16% of all patients

5 1
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

579

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

6 15
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

531

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

117

patients, 18% of all patients

7 7
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

521

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

8 10
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

491

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

9 42
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

476

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

10 6
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

11 11
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

431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

12 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

13 8
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

14 25
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

O 15 26
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

16 2
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

345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

17 16
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

18 50
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

19 32
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

O 20 5
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

21 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

22 17
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

23 22
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

24 28
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

24 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

26 35
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

27 13
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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

28 14
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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

29 38
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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

30 31
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

31 78
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

32 36
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

33 45
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

34 30
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

35 73
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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

35 29
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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

37 46
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

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

38 60
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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

39 54
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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

40 74
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 37
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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

42 66
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

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 43 53
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

44 57
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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

44 19
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

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

46 49
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

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

47 93
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

48 34
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 76
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

50 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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

51 64
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

52 47
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

53 82
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

53 65
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

A 55 130
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

56 167
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 83
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

Pramipexole 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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 120
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

59 61
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

59 20
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

61 151
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

62 110
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 70
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

63 162
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

65 52
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

65 67
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

67 75
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P 67 81
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

69 144
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

70 33
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

71 24
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

71 105
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

A 71 69
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 74 90
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 148
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

76 27
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

77 59
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

78 101
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A 78 63
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

78 51
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 128
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

82 71
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

82 77
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

84 141
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

R 85 43
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

85 88
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

A 87 126
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

A 87 94
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

R 89 123
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

90 114
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

90 97
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.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

92 179
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 Nov. 29, 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.