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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,717Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 1276

$2.72M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 1276

581 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

56% 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 South Carolina
lower than average

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 472 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

24% of this provider’s 581 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

16% of this provider’s 472 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 13%.

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Opioids

47% of this provider’s 581 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

39% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$106 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$1.19M

2012

$1.39M

2013

$1.86M

2014

$2.72M

2015

Number of Claims

20,730

2012

22,746

2013

24,594

2014

25,717

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

976

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

768

prescriptions.

164

patients, 28% of all patients

O 1 6
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

914

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

755

prescriptions.

153

patients, 26% of all patients

2 7
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

806

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

121

patients, 21% of all patients

3 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

581

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

4 19
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

563

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

102

patients, 18% of all patients

5 1
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

497

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

6 8
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

7 26
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

427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

8 12
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

9 10
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

415

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

10 29
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

11 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

103

patients, 18% of all patients

12 21
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

371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

13 24
PRAVACHOL 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

10 14 271
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

15 64
NORVASC 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

10 16 234
ALENDRONATE SODIUM

Alendronate is used to trea... +

Alendronate is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (''change of life,'' end of menstrual periods) and to treat osteoporosis in men. Source: National Library of Medicine

297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

17 60
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

18 18
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

O 19 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

277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

20 5
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

267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

21 13
ETODOLAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

22 214
GLUCOPHAGE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

10 23 319
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

24 14
LIPITOR 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

10 25 261
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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

26 43
LASIX 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

10 27 299
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

27 3
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

29 78
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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

30 41
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

31 72
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

32 23
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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

33 16
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

34 33
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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

R 35 30
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

36 20
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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

37 2
TOPROL XL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain), and lowers the risk of repeated heart attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

38 283
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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

39 84
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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

40 66
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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 65
PLAVIX 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

10 42 295
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

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

43 51
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O 44 36
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

45 11
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

46 31
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

47 9
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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

47 58
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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

49 97
DEXILANT

Treats erosive esophagitis,... +

Treats erosive esophagitis, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other conditions caused by too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

50 128
ZANTAC 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

10 51 317
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

A 52 67
EVISTA 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

10 53 383
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

53 38
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

55 32
PRILOSEC 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

10 56 328
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

56 56
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

58 35
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

59 116
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

59 125
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

61 85
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

62 28
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

62 86
ACTOS 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

10 64 404
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

R 65 89
PRINIVIL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

10 66 409
ULTRAM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O 10 67 410
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

68 161
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

69 108
FOSAMAX 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

10 70 413
MOBIC 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

10 70 413
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

72 39
DIOVAN HCT 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

10 72 416
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

74 82
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 34
FORTAMET 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

10 76 355
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

76 153
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 76 105
LOTREL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

10 79 421
CELEBREX

Treats pain, including pain... +

Treats pain, including pain caused by arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) in children and adults, ankylosing spondylitis, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

79 421
RALOXIFENE HCL

Raloxifene is used to preve... +

Raloxifene is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (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). Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

79 152
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

82 262
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

82 120
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

84 42
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

85 112
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

86 141
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

87 93
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

88 15
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

88 88
COREG 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

10 88 431
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

91 110
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

92 94
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

92 344
VICTOZA 3-PAK

Used to treat a type of dia... +

Used to treat a type of diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes) called type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

94 231
COLCRYS

Used to prevent gout attack... +

Used to prevent gout attacks (sudden, severe pain in one or more joints caused by abnormally high levels of a substance called uric acid in the blood) in adults, and to relieve the pain of gout attacks when they occur. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 94 196
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

96 100
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

96 61
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 R 98 282
LOPRESSOR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

10 99 378
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 99 77
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 101 52
CELEXA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

10 101 463
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to r... +

Metoclopramide is used to relieve heartburn and speed the healing of ulcers and sores in the esophagus (tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) in people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the esophagus) that did not get better with other treatments. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

103 167
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 104 163
VYTORIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

104 216
SINGULAIR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

10 106 385
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 106 59
EFFEXOR XR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 10 108 489
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

Terazosin 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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 108 151
ZOLOFT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 10 108 489
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 111 166
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

111 204
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

113 53
ZYLOPRIM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

10 113 503
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 R 115 68
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

A 115 49
JANUMET

This is a combination drug ... +

This is a combination drug containing metformin and sitagliptin and is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 115 184
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 115 107
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 115 240
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 Nov. 26, 2007.
  • 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.