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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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25,303Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 40 out of 1031

$970K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 131 out of 1031

498 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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 Alabama
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

48% of this provider’s 498 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 38%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

25% of this provider’s 301 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

59% of this provider’s 498 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

51 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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

$465K

2012

$455K

2013

$734K

2014

$970K

2015

Number of Claims

11,229

2012

12,270

2013

18,798

2014

25,303

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

1,832

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,043

prescriptions.

219

patients, 44% of all patients

O 1 1
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

972

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

133

patients, 27% of all patients

2 2
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

953

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

95

patients, 19% of all patients

3 11
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

738

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

106

patients, 21% of all patients

4 4
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

706

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

96

patients, 19% of all patients

5 22
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

666

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

92

patients, 18% of all patients

6 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

629

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

104

patients, 21% of all patients

7 12
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

620

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

89

patients, 18% of all patients

8 5
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

617

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

90

patients, 18% of all patients

9 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

557

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

10 9
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

543

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

11 21
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

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

481

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

12 3
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

474

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

95

patients, 19% of all patients

13 8
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

454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

14 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

83

patients, 17% of all patients

15 6
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

441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

16 16
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

17 15
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

414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

18 47
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

O 19 50
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

377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

20 18
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

321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

21 48
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

22 26
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

284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

23 42
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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

24 20
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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

25 38
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

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

26 29
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

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

27 23
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

28 19
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O 29 63
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

30 58
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

31 35
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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

32 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

R 33 34
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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

133

patients, 27% of all patients

A 33 52
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

35 13
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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

36 116
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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

37 77
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

38 53
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

39 27
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

40 31
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

41 33
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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

42 70
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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

43 44
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

44 25
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

45 93
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

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

R 46 69
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

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

47 99
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

48 30
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

R 49 62
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

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

50 56
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

51 64
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

52 60
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

53 46
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

Morphine (extended release) is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 54 120
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

55 32
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O 56 14
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

57 74
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

58 113
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

59 78
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

A 60 67
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve tension headaches. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

R 61 228
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 P 62 57
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

63 59
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

R 64 97
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

64 149
GLIPIZIDE

Used with diet and exercise... +

Used with diet and exercise to help control blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

64 61
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

67 49
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

68 41
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 36
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

70 24
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

Replaces estrogen that decreases with menopause or removal of the ovaries. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

R 70 132
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

Doxepin is used to treat depression and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

R 72 182
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

A 72 104
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 72 186
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

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 75 109
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 40
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

77 71
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 78 68
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

79 75
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

80 84
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

80 39
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

82 54
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 82 207
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 84 37
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

84 121
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

86 165
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

A 86 72
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

88 79
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

89 100
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

90 134
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 91 66
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 Oct. 10, 2013.
  • 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.