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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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31,213Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 4892

$1.55M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 76 out of 4892

670 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Texas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

15% of this provider’s 590 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

37% of this provider’s 670 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

30% of this provider’s 590 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

42% of this provider’s 670 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

47 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$1.73M

2012

$1.47M

2013

$1.45M

2014

$1.55M

2015

Number of Claims

30,992

2012

32,611

2013

29,431

2014

31,213

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
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

1,413

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,285

prescriptions.

166

patients, 25% of all patients

1 17
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,402

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,307

prescriptions.

174

patients, 26% of all patients

2 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,302

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,200

prescriptions.

141

patients, 21% of all patients

3 1
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

980

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

938

prescriptions.

139

patients, 21% of all patients

4 7
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

803

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

753

prescriptions.

112

patients, 17% of all patients

5 2
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

705

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

659

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

6 33
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

644

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

7 3
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

605

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

8 21
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

601

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

596

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

9 74
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

581

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

121

patients, 18% of all patients

10 43
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

570

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

146

patients, 22% of all patients

O 11 11
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

565

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

12 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

497

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

119

patients, 18% of all patients

O 13 9
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

491

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

14 26
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

462

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

15 10
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

453

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

16 14
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

436

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

17 35
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

426

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

18 59
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

391

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

19 28
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

20 20
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

21 119
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

O 22 41
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

267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

23 52
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

24 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

25 4
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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

26 6
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

239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

P 27 58
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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

28 16
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

29 71
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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

30 73
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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

31 42
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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

32 44
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

33 101
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

P 34 91
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

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

35 19
FAMOTIDINE*

Treats ulcers, gastroesopha... +

Treats ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause the stomach to produce too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

36 88
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

37 37
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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

37 128
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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

39 182
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

40 72
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

41 76
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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

42 12
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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

43 15
FINASTERIDE

Treats an enlarged prostate... +

Treats an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) in men and causes hair growth in male pattern baldness. Source: National Library of Medicine

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 82
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 95
NOVOLIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

46 181
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

Megestrol tablets treat breast and uterine cancer. Source: National Library of Medicine

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

R 47 227
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

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

R 48 36
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

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

49 55
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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

50 29
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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

51 152
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

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

52 23
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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

53 100
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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

53 31
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

55 25
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

56 30
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

56 135
HUMULIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

56 211
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 166
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

60 53
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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

61 90
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

62 175
AGGRENOX

Used to prevent strokes in ... +

Used to prevent strokes in patients with blood flow disorders or a history of blood clots. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

63 294
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 77
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

R 65 136
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL

The combination of albutero... +

The combination of albuterol and ipratropium is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

65 141
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 67 118
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

68 49
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

69 13
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 70 125
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

A 70 75
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

72 368
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

73 110
ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

Albuterol is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways). Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

74 165
LATUDA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11 P 75 324
ROZEREM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

76 391
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 60
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

78 57
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

A R 78 154
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

80 108
NOVOLIN 70-30

Insulin injection is used t... +

Insulin injection is used to control blood sugar in people who have type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not make insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or in people who have type 2 diabetes (condition in which the blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally) that cannot be controlled with oral medications alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

81 191
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

82 62
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

83 47
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

84 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

85 24
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

85 313
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

Phenytoin is used to control certain type of seizures, and to treat and prevent seizures that may begin during or after surgery to the brain or nervous system. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 87 149
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

R 87 123
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

A 89 61
DILTIAZEM HCL

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 90 276
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 91 63
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

92 114
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

93 45
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

94 97
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

95 84
SANTYL

Used to clean skin ulcers a... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

95 259
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

95 115
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

Latanoprost ophthalmic is used to treat glaucoma (a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision) and ocular hypertension (a condition which causes increased pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

98 194
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

98 102
RISPERIDONE ODT 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 98 531
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 101 178
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

R 101 189
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

103 109
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A 103 51
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

103 164
KLOR-CON M10

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

106 202
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

107 34
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

A 108 92
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

108 153
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

110 143
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 R 110 171
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 112 80
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 P 113 256
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 114 217
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

115 113
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

116 243
OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 116 306
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 116 68
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 119 186
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P 120 254
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 121 237
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 122 79
CEFTRIAXONE*

Treats infections caused by... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

A 122 251
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

R 124 105
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 124 270
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

126 160
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. 23, 2009.
  • 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.