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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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24,211Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 49 out of 1031

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 79 out of 1031

1,279 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% 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 Alabama
lower than average

Antipsychotics

1% of this provider’s 966 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

53% of this provider’s 1,279 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 38%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

11% of this provider’s 966 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

28% of this provider’s 1,279 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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

$928K

2012

$1.06M

2013

$1.14M

2014

$1.16M

2015

Number of Claims

21,054

2012

23,762

2013

23,464

2014

24,211

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

963

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

733

prescriptions.

217

patients, 17% of all patients

1 6
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

943

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

774

prescriptions.

197

patients, 15% of all patients

2 4
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

915

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

702

prescriptions.

200

patients, 16% of all patients

3 5
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

811

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

169

patients, 13% of all patients

4 9
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

643

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

153

patients, 12% of all patients

5 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

634

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

199

patients, 16% of all patients

O 6 1
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

630

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

133

patients, 10% of all patients

7 3
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

608

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

131

patients, 10% of all patients

8 17
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

562

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

198

patients, 15% of all patients

9 15
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

508

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

114

patients, 9% of all patients

10 18
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

495

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

114

patients, 9% of all patients

11 7
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

459

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

172

patients, 13% of all patients

O 12 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

98

patients, 8% of all patients

13 12
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

112

patients, 9% of all patients

14 10
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

15 40
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

102

patients, 8% of all patients

16 8
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

362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

17 13
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

323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

18 16
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

19 41
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

20 25
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

279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

21 23
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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

100

patients, 8% of all patients

22 38
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

23 33
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

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

24 27
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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

184

patients, 14% of all patients

A 25 52
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

26 49
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

27 136
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

83

patients, 6% of all patients

28 30
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

149

patients, 12% of all patients

A 29 55
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

30 36
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

31 64
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

155

patients, 12% of all patients

A 31 128
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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

33 39
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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

34 127
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

35 19
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

81

patients, 6% of all patients

36 47
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

36 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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

38 29
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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

38 88
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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

40 28
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

41 21
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

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

42 98
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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

80

patients, 6% of all patients

43 134
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

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

44 20
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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

45 32
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

69

patients, 5% of all patients

46 84
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

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

47 48
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

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

48 83
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

104

patients, 8% of all patients

A 49 67
MINOCYCLINE HCL

Minocycline is used to trea... +

Minocycline is used to treat bacterial infections including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; acne; and infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

111

patients, 9% of all patients

A 50 256
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

51 115
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

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

52 44
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

52 66
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

52 35
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

55 22
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

56 65
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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

R 57 69
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

R 58 34
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

82

patients, 6% of all patients

59 140
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

59 24
KLOR-CON M20

Potassium is essential for ... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

61 105
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

62 11
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

63 95
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

64 26
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

64 43
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

66 71
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

66 87
ETODOLAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

66 195
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

78

patients, 6% of all patients

A 69 72
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

70 42
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

71 68
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

72 61
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.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

73 142
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

A 74 91
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

75 77
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

A 76 104
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

77 46
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

78 185
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 79 81
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

80 78
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 81 137
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

81 168
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

83 59
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

83 56
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 85 125
ONDANSETRON HCL*

Ondansetron is used to prev... +

Ondansetron is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

86 113
CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

Treats a circulation problem in which too little blood flows into your leg muscles (intermittent claudication). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 86 281
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

88 116
CLARITHROMYCIN

Treats and prevents infecti... +

Treats and prevents infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

A 88 277
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

A 88 45
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH

Prevents chest pain (angina... +

Prevents chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 88 279
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 Sept. 2, 2014.
  • 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.