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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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29,096Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 1114

$1.4M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 46 out of 1114

848 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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 Kentucky
lower than average

Antipsychotics

11% of this provider’s 614 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

39% of this provider’s 848 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

22% of this provider’s 614 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 14%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 848 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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

$1.4M

2012

$1.37M

2013

$1.41M

2014

$1.4M

2015

Number of Claims

26,022

2012

29,328

2013

29,879

2014

29,096

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
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

1,176

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

871

prescriptions.

179

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,039

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

845

prescriptions.

183

patients, 22% of all patients

2 7
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

798

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

144

patients, 17% of all patients

3 2
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

753

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

133

patients, 16% of all patients

4 3
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

594

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

109

patients, 13% of all patients

5 18
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

584

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

108

patients, 13% of all patients

6 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

572

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

O 7 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

563

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

8 10
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

498

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

9 5
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

486

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

10 20
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

11 25
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

438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

P 12 64
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

425

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

13 12
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

420

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

14 9
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

412

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

15 65
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

386

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

16 15
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

379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

17 16
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

374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

18 13
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

373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

19 23
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

369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

20 21
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

342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

21 11
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

22 26
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

23 19
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

P 24 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

295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

25 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

26 6
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

27 24
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

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

28 27
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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

29 38
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

O 30 41
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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

31 66
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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

32 132
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

33 34
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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

34 51
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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

34 37
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

36 33
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

107

patients, 13% of all patients

37 42
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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

119

patients, 14% of all patients

A 38 63
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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

39 40
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

P 39 218
LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

41 289
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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

42 17
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

43 108
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

44 29
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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

45 43
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

46 44
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

47 93
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

48 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

49 96
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

50 76
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

51 54
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

52 70
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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

52 30
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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

54 86
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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

55 48
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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

56 14
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

57 55
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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

58 106
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

R 59 61
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

R 60 46
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE

Treats anxiety, tension, ne... +

Treats anxiety, tension, nervousness, nausea, vomiting, allergies, skin rash, hives, and itching. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

R 61 194
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

61 39
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 63 155
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

O 63 32
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

63 104
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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

66 122
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

R 67 128
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

68 58
SYMBICORT

This is a combination of bu... +

This is a combination of budesonide and formoterol used to help control the symptoms of asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

68 80
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

68 78
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

71 166
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

71 141
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

73 75
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

74 35
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

R 75 195
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 75 119
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

77 137
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

78 47
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

79 87
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

80 57
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

81 36
RALOXIFENE HCL

Raloxifene is used to preve... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 82 159
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

82 135
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

84 140
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

A 84 50
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

A 86 153
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 87 134
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

R 88 83
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

88 146
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

88 118
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

91 202
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

91 138
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

93 74
NITROFURANTOIN

Treats or prevents urinary ... +

Treats or prevents urinary tract infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 A R 94 241
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

95 28
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

96 158
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

97 82
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

98 109
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 99 81
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

99 203
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

101 69
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 R 102 177
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A 103 99
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 O 103 90
CARTIA XT

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

105 222
NATEGLINIDE

Used to treat type 2 diabet... +

Used to treat type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

106 335
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

106 105
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

108 67
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 109 268
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Levocetirizine is an antihi... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

109 120
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

109 92
HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

Hydroxyzine is used to relieve the itching caused by allergies and to control the nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

R 112 209
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

112 149
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

R 114 142
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

114 62
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 114 116
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura XL) 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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 114 97
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

118 179
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 118 135
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

118 117
PHENYTOIN

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 121 247
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 122 79
COLESTIPOL HCL

Used to lower high choleste... +

Used to lower high cholesterol levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 122 231
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 P 122 188
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

29

prescriptions.

<11 125 91
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

A 125 72
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

127 190
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 127 56
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

127 95
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

127 164
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 131 422
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

131 45
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE

For the treatment of hypert... +

For the treatment of hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

131 207
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A 131 89
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 131 60
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 Feb. 10, 2015.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.