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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,090Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 38 out of 936

$953K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 91 out of 936

531 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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 Louisiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

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

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Antibiotics

56% of this provider’s 531 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

35% of this provider’s 295 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 14%.

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Opioids

62% of this provider’s 531 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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

$916K

2012

$887K

2013

$893K

2014

$953K

2015

Number of Claims

20,337

2012

20,956

2013

20,377

2014

22,090

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

1,580

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

824

prescriptions.

233

patients, 44% of all patients

O 1 7
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

774

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

115

patients, 22% of all patients

10 2 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

670

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

109

patients, 21% of all patients

3 13
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

576

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

99

patients, 19% of all patients

4 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

571

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

93

patients, 18% of all patients

5 4
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

524

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

142

patients, 27% of all patients

O 6 109
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

511

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

123

patients, 23% of all patients

R 7 121
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Source: National Library of Medicine

500

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

108

patients, 20% of all patients

8 100
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

490

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

9 5
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

10 8
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

11 32
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

190

patients, 36% of all patients

A 12 119
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

427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

13 1
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

14 3
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

392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

15 30
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

381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

105

patients, 20% of all patients

16 91
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

O 17 18
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

18 57
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

303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

19 6
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

20 29
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

264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

21 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

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

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

22 10
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

23 9
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

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

24 53
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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

25 56
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

26 51
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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

27 41
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

28 48
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

28 19
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

30 11
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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

31 43
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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

R 32 36
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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

33 17
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

Treats asthma, allergic reactions, inflammation, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

86

patients, 16% of all patients

34 97
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

35 79
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

R 35 241
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

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

90

patients, 17% of all patients

A 35 118
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

R 38 54
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

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

39 58
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

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

40 103
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

41 68
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE

Treats swelling and itching... +

Treats swelling and itching of the skin. Source: National Library of Medicine

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

42 270
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

43 55
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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

44 33
ENULOSE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

45 274
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

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

46 106
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

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

47 28
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

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

47 40
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

49 14
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

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

R 50 88
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL

The combination of amlodipi... +

The combination of amlodipine and benazepril is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 59
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

52 2
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

52 24
MECLIZINE HCL

Meclizine is used to preven... +

Meclizine is used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

54 102
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

55 21
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used 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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

55 82
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Levocetirizine is an antihi... +

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and hives of the skin. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

57 76
PREMARIN

Estrogens are female hormon... +

Estrogens are female hormones. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

R 57 180
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

59 89
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 61
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

61 35
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 62 38
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

62 219
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

A 64 90
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

A 65 66
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 16
BREO ELLIPTA

Treats asthma in patients n... +

Treats asthma in patients not adequately controlled a long-term asthma medicine and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

67 322
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 68 52
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 22
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

70 136
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 39
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

71 125
PHENOBARBITAL

Used to control seizures. P... +

Used to control seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 R 73 184
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

74 124
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

This combination medication is used to treat a variety of inflamed fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

74 202
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

74 101
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

R 77 131
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

Treats mild to moderate pain and help relieve symptoms of arthritis (e. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

78 99
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 79 25
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 79 31
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 81 64
BENAZEPRIL HCL

Benazepril is used alone or... +

Benazepril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 81 49
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

83 69
CLINDAMYCIN HCL

Clindamycin is used to trea... +

Clindamycin is used to treat certain types of bacterial infections, including infections of the lungs, skin, blood, female reproductive organs, and internal organs. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

A 84 233
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 85 86
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 P 85 50
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

Treats itching or watering of eyes caused by allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

87 206
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 87 73
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 89 34
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 90 160
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 R 91 182
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. 8, 2015.
  • 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.