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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,645Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 3110

$1.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 162 out of 3110

833 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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 Texas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

18% of this provider’s 774 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

47% of this provider’s 833 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

21% of this provider’s 774 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

33% of this provider’s 833 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $84 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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

$814K

2012

$887K

2013

$907K

2014

$1.52M

2015

Number of Claims

12,630

2012

16,961

2013

19,127

2014

37,645

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

1,816

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,729

prescriptions.

223

patients, 27% of all patients

1 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

1,376

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,313

prescriptions.

205

patients, 25% of all patients

2 16
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

1,160

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,103

prescriptions.

185

patients, 22% of all patients

3 1
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

1,110

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,023

prescriptions.

123

patients, 15% of all patients

4 24
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

809

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

760

prescriptions.

134

patients, 16% of all patients

5 4
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

767

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

722

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

6 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

759

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

665

prescriptions.

110

patients, 13% of all patients

7 3
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

728

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

666

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

8 14
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

678

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

673

prescriptions.

149

patients, 18% of all patients

O 9 12
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

652

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

635

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

10 55
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

630

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

11 10
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

597

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

190

patients, 23% of all patients

12 118
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

567

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

13 2
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

542

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

14 29
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

541

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

15 41
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

539

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

158

patients, 19% of all patients

16 44
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

526

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

P 17 57
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

521

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

18 20
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

489

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

19 59
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

482

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

157

patients, 19% of all patients

20 23
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

455

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

21 13
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

447

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

22 37
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

438

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

23 21
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

433

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

24 31
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

428

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

25 22
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

414

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

26 19
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

414

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

26 5
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

396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

28 15
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

396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

28 6
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

30 42
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

384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

31 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

32 92
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

33 87
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

34 17
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

334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

34 8
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

315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

172

patients, 21% of all patients

A 36 54
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

37 30
JANTOVEN

Helps to prevent new blood ... +

Helps to prevent new blood clots from forming, and helps to keep existing blood clots from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

38 188
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

P 39 90
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

40 86
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

41 38
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

P 42 138
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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

43 32
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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

43 58
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

45 52
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

46 49
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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

47 76
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

O 48 11
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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

49 18
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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

50 69
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

51 99
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

52 71
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

169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

53 95
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

167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

54 67
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

55 27
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

56 68
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

162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

57 75
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

58 110
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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

59 51
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

60 97
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

61 111
NOVOLIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

62 180
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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

63 129
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

64 33
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

65 131
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

A 66 56
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

R 67 130
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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

68 155
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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

69 28
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

A R 70 160
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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

71 113
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

72 116
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 73 194
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

<11 74 246
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 148
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

76 157
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

76 63
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

78 150
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

78 127
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

78 66
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

81 78
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

<11 82 251
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A 83 123
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

84 236
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

85 47
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

A 85 134
AZILECT

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with levodopa for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 87 454
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

R 88 146
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 89 183
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

89 158
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

A 91 91
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

Causes numbness or loss of feeling in an area of your body. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

92 214
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

A 93 125
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 94 197
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

94 117
MYRBETRIQ

Used to treat overactive bl... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 96 212
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 96 187
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 98 50
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) caused by congestive heart failure, kidney disease, or liver disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

98 152
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

A 100 45
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

101 105
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

102 174
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

103 119
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

A 104 93
RENVELA

Lowers the amount of phosph... +

Lowers the amount of phosphorus in blood of patients receiving kidney dialysis. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 105 178
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

106 128
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 106 25
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

108 281
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

109 80
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

110 96
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

111 79
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

112 139
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 113 376
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

114 243
CALCIUM ACETATE

Used to treat hyperphosphat... +

Used to treat hyperphosphatemia (too much phosphate in the blood) in patients with end stage kidney disease who are on dialysis. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 115 259
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 115 35
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE

Fluvoxamine is used to trea... +

Fluvoxamine is used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over) 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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 115 488
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 118 137
SANTYL

Used to clean skin ulcers a... +

Used to clean skin ulcers and severe burns. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

118 253
NIFEDICAL XL

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 120 189
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

120 299
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 120 65
ACETAZOLAMIDE

Treats glaucoma, certain ty... +

Treats glaucoma, certain types of epilepsy, mountain sickness, and other conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 123 602
ZONISAMIDE

Treats partial seizures in ... +

Treats partial seizures in adults with epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 124 454
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

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

124 140
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

R 126 36
CEFTRIAXONE*

Treats infections caused by... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

A 126 291
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 126 112
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

R 129 179
HUMULIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

129 193
PREMARIN

Estrogens are female hormon... +

Estrogens are female hormones. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 R 131 186
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

131 182
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 133 39
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

134 73
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 134 61
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 134 102
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Dec. 23, 2016.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.