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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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32,797Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 1801

$1.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 39 out of 1801

579 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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 Georgia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

22% of this provider’s 522 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

48% of this provider’s 579 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

26% of this provider’s 522 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

47% of this provider’s 579 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$1.01M

2012

$959K

2013

$1.03M

2014

$1.42M

2015

Number of Claims

23,925

2012

21,274

2013

24,243

2014

32,797

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
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,419

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,278

prescriptions.

149

patients, 26% of all patients

1 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

1,405

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,275

prescriptions.

104

patients, 18% of all patients

2 3
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

1,201

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,125

prescriptions.

108

patients, 19% of all patients

3 1
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

1,181

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,104

prescriptions.

148

patients, 26% of all patients

4 45
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

1,029

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

881

prescriptions.

154

patients, 27% of all patients

O 5 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

967

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

834

prescriptions.

141

patients, 24% of all patients

6 14
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

679

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

103

patients, 18% of all patients

7 6
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

670

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

8 2
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

630

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

9 10
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

552

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

10 31
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

537

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

P 11 64
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

459

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

12 30
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

442

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

13 15
DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

427

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

14 33
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

423

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

P 15 54
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

411

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

16 40
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

405

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

17 23
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

402

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

99

patients, 17% of all patients

18 135
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

383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

19 35
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

20 46
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

21 73
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

22 5
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

23 19
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

24 18
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

25 88
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

26 4
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

27 16
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

28 20
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

29 79
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

O 30 17
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

271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

31 24
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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

32 8
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

264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

33 27
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

255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

34 82
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

252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

35 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

250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

36 11
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

37 53
ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

Albuterol is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways). Source: National Library of Medicine

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

38 148
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

39 57
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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

40 51
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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

41 49
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

42 32
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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

43 13
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

44 71
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE

Ipratropium oral inhalation... +

Ipratropium oral inhalation is used to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness 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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

45 179
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

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

46 21
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

<11 46 36
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

46 39
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

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

49 29
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

50 111
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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

<11 51 63
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

52 169
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

53 42
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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

54 69
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

P 55 189
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 99
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

57 77
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

A 57 70
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O 59 47
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

59 158
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

61 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

62 25
MORPHINE SULFATE

Morphine is used to relieve... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

O 62 336
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

R 62 133
CEFTRIAXONE*

Treats infections caused by... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

A 62 234
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

66 58
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

<11 67 97
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

68 44
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

68 134
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

70 101
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

Nitrofurantoinis used to treat urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

A R 71 166
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

71 28
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

A 73 86
NUEDEXTA

Used to treat pseudobulbar ... +

Used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA; a condition of sudden, frequent outbursts of crying or laughing that can not be controlled) in people with certain conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease; condition in which the nerves that control muscle movement slowly die, causing the muscles to shrink and weaken) or multiple sclerosis (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). Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 74 157
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 75 109
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 76 75
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11 76 41
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

78 141
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

A 79 100
GLIPIZIDE ER

Glipizide is used along wit... +

Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 79 91
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

81 120
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

82 80
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

83 151
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

83 132
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

85 143
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

85 168
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 87 203
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

Treats moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

87 150
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 R 89 81
DILTIAZEM HCL

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

89 178
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

A 91 153
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 91 72
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 93 180
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 94 48
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

Latanoprost ophthalmic is used to treat glaucoma (a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision) and ocular hypertension (a condition which causes increased pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

95 172
LIDOCAINE HCL*

Lidocaine viscous, a local ... +

Lidocaine viscous, a local anesthetic, is used to treat the pain of a sore or irritated mouth and throat often associated with cancer chemotherapy and certain medical procedures. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

95 301
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

95 84
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 98 121
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 98 234
PHENOBARBITAL

Used to control seizures. P... +

Used to control seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 R 100 246
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

A 101 107
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

Phenytoin is used to control certain type of seizures, and to treat and prevent seizures that may begin during or after surgery to the brain or nervous system. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 102 125
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

103 128
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 104 173
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 P 104 163
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 106 89
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

107 74
HUMULIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

108 247
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 R 108 165
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 108 38
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 111 204
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

112 222
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 113 149
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 113 56
DEXAMETHASONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

113 403
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

113 124
AMITIZA

Treats certain types of lon... +

Treats certain types of long-term constipation by helping you have a bowel movement. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 117 215
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 P 118 282
LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 118 292
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

118 76
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 121 110
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

A 122 139
RISPERDAL CONSTA

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 P 123 269
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 May 20, 2009.
  • 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.