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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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36,605Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 1404

$1.64M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 1404

937 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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

8% of this provider’s 740 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

46% of this provider’s 937 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

24% of this provider’s 740 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

32% of this provider’s 937 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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

$1.26M

2012

$1.4M

2013

$1.54M

2014

$1.64M

2015

Number of Claims

29,781

2012

35,826

2013

37,291

2014

36,605

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

1,796

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,574

prescriptions.

198

patients, 21% of all patients

1 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

1,441

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,288

prescriptions.

159

patients, 17% of all patients

2 13
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

885

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

699

prescriptions.

136

patients, 15% of all patients

3 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

857

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

169

patients, 18% of all patients

O 4 5
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

834

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

158

patients, 17% of all patients

5 2
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

789

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

688

prescriptions.

138

patients, 15% of all patients

6 1
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

781

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

693

prescriptions.

139

patients, 15% of all patients

7 12
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

749

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

128

patients, 14% of all patients

8 6
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

740

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

9 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

733

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

125

patients, 13% of all patients

10 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

677

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

11 8
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

541

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

12 9
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

504

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

13 65
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

499

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

14 10
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

437

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

15 37
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

427

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

16 19
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

410

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

17 38
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

407

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

18 18
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

403

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

19 36
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

396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

20 14
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

385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

21 17
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

22 57
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

23 22
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

362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

23 27
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

25 25
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

347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

26 67
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

O 27 26
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

28 48
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

29 28
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

290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

30 54
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

274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

31 16
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

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

32 29
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

256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

33 49
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

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

34 34
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

35 39
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

247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

35 42
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

37 24
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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

38 20
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

39 55
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

39 23
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

41 45
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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

R 42 43
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

43 72
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

A 44 91
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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

45 64
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

A 46 63
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

47 21
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

182

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

48 59
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

O 49 58
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

49 32
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

51 73
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

52 40
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

R 53 123
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

174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

54 15
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

168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

R 55 80
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

163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

56 113
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

160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

P 57 53
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

58 165
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

58 30
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11 58 70
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

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

61 52
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

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

61 68
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

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

61 121
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

A 64 56
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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

65 61
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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

66 75
NYAMYC

Used to treat fungal infect... +

Used to treat fungal infections of the skin, mouth, vagina, and intestinal tract. Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

67 340
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

O 68 44
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

69 124
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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

70 60
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

70 157
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 72 122
NITROFURANTOIN

Treats or prevents urinary ... +

Treats or prevents urinary tract infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

A R 73 188
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

73 88
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

A 75 106
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

76 33
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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

77 110
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

77 163
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 P 79 206
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 80 81
CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

Treats pain and stiffness of muscle spasms. Source: National Library of Medicine

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

R 81 174
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

81 92
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

A 83 69
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

83 134
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

A R 85 186
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

86 108
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

87 62
VERAPAMIL ER

Verapamil is used to treat ... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

88 131
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

88 77
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 90 119
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

90 116
INVANZ 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

A 10 92 347
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

93 35
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

94 104
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

95 74
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

96 66
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

R 96 79
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

96 31
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

96 103
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

100 105
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

100 78
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 100 159
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 103 226
BUDESONIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 104 390
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

105 135
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

106 180
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

107 200
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

108 85
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 108 201
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

110 51
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

R 110 115
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

112 84
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 113 179
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

114 150
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 115 178
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

116 306
DEXAMETHASONE

Treats inflammation and man... +

Treats inflammation and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 117 284
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

117 143
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 119 153
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 120 204
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

121 155
PREMARIN

Estrogens are female hormon... +

Estrogens are female hormones. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

R 122 220
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

R 123 111
METFORMIN HCL ER

Metformin is used alone or ... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 123 41
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

125 162
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 126 183
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

A 126 172
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 126 152
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 O 129 205
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.

<11 129 151
LINZESS

Used in adults to treat irr... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 131 283
PHENOBARBITAL

Used to control seizures. P... +

Used to control seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 R 131 244
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

133 90
KLOR-CON M20

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

133 118
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

135 46
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

135 196
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 135 167
RIVASTIGMINE*

Used to treat mild to moder... +

Used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss and mental changes) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 135 190
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

139 141
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 140 100
HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

R 140 218
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

A 140 86
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 R 140 216
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

144 160
TAMIFLU

Used in the treatment of th... +

Used in the treatment of the infection caused by the flu virus (influenza A and influenza B). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

144 228
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

146 168
RESTASIS

Treats chronic dry eye dise... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 146 407
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 Feb. 2, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.