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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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26,394Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 4892

$1.79M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 46 out of 4892

712 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

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

Antipsychotics

18% of this provider’s 584 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

45% of this provider’s 712 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

22% of this provider’s 584 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

35% of this provider’s 712 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

$1.74M

2012

$2.14M

2013

$1.84M

2014

$1.79M

2015

Number of Claims

24,859

2012

31,491

2013

27,464

2014

26,394

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

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

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

A

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

P

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

R

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

10

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

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

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

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

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,131

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,032

prescriptions.

132

patients, 19% of all patients

1 8
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

901

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

824

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

2 60
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

834

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

780

prescriptions.

121

patients, 17% of all patients

3 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

788

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

647

prescriptions.

139

patients, 20% of all patients

4 4
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

651

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

110

patients, 15% of all patients

5 1
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

540

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

6 30
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

514

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

7 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

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

466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

8 14
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

9 2
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

10 43
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

11 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

12 95
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

13 17
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

368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

14 35
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

143

patients, 20% of all patients

O 15 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

324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

16 7
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

322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

17 26
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

318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

18 74
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

19 59
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

304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

20 6
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

P 21 125
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

288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

22 19
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

23 120
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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

24 23
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

25 20
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

26 21
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

26 5
NUEDEXTA

Used to treat pseudobulbar ... +

Used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA; a condition of sudden, frequent outbursts of crying or laughing that can not be controlled) in people with certain conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease; condition in which the nerves that control muscle movement slowly die, causing the muscles to shrink and weaken) or multiple sclerosis (a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control). Source: National Library of Medicine

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

28 170
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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

29 12
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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

30 16
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

30 62
NOVOLIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

32 181
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

33 101
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

34 28
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

O 35 41
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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

36 44
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

37 18
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

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

38 131
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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

39 42
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

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

P 40 58
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

41 114
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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

42 53
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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

43 165
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

44 69
HUMULIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

45 211
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

46 47
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

P 46 91
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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

O 46 118
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

R 49 171
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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

50 29
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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

105

patients, 15% of all patients

A 51 61
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

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

52 55
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

O 53 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

54 15
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

55 134
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

56 119
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 54
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

58 52
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

59 186
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

60 25
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

61 85
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

62 49
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

63 169
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

64 84
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

65 31
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

66 135
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

66 203
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

68 93
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

69 86
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 90
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

71 133
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

72 72
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

73 38
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

74 202
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

74 45
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 76 78
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

77 102
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

Dicyclomine is used to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

78 172
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

79 194
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

79 188
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

R 79 36
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

82 149
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

83 141
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P 84 228
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

84 76
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

A 86 92
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 87 80
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE

Medroxyprogesterone is used... +

Medroxyprogesterone is used to treat abnormal menstruation (periods) or irregular vaginal bleeding. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 87 319
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

89 267
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 89 254
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 89 124
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 92 199
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

92 151
CEFTRIAXONE*

Treats infections caused by... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

A 94 251
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

A 95 40
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 95 82
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

95 24
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

98 37
PRADAXA

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) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 98 250
DEXAMETHASONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

98 543
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

98 13
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

102 153
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

103 152
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

103 73
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 103 195
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

103 175
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

107 67
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

A 107 75
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A 107 51
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

110 71
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 111 198
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 112 77
PHENOBARBITAL

Used to control seizures. P... +

Used to control seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 R 113 232
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

113 110
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A R 115 154
SANTYL

Used to clean skin ulcers a... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

115 259
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

117 39
RESTASIS

Treats chronic dry eye dise... +

Treats chronic dry eye disease by increasing the amount of tears in your eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 118 350
FAMOTIDINE*

Treats ulcers, gastroesopha... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

118 88
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 Oct. 15, 2012.
  • 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.