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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

CYRIAC MADATHIKUNNEL M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,782Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 57 out of 794

$976K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 159 out of 794

693 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

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

Antipsychotics

5% of this provider’s 412 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

57% of this provider’s 693 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

11% of this provider’s 412 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

29% of this provider’s 693 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $73 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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

$1.01M

2012

$1.01M

2013

$969K

2014

$976K

2015

Number of Claims

26,812

2012

29,240

2013

27,694

2014

23,782

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
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,162

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

882

prescriptions.

195

patients, 28% of all patients

1 7
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

1,049

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

800

prescriptions.

189

patients, 27% of all patients

2 21
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

773

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

179

patients, 26% of all patients

3 8
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

758

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

179

patients, 26% of all patients

4 4
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

722

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

132

patients, 19% of all patients

5 42
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

695

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

142

patients, 20% of all patients

6 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

651

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

127

patients, 18% of all patients

7 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

593

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

132

patients, 19% of all patients

8 5
METFORMIN HCL ER

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

584

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

130

patients, 19% of all patients

9 45
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

570

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

127

patients, 18% of all patients

10 32
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

559

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

11 23
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

557

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

12 3
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

550

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

13 14
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

485

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

112

patients, 16% of all patients

14 12
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

15 69
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

435

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

134

patients, 19% of all patients

O 16 1
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

146

patients, 21% of all patients

17 10
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

350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

122

patients, 18% of all patients

18 46
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

303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

19 2
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

292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

20 9
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

21 36
NAPROXEN SODIUM

Naproxen is a nonsteroidal ... +

Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to relieve symptoms of arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile arthritis) such as inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

153

patients, 22% of all patients

10 22 250
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

144

patients, 21% of all patients

23 48
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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

24 20
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

Treats type 2 diabetes. +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

25 201
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

147

patients, 21% of all patients

A 26 96
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

27 54
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

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

28 98
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

29 17
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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

30 13
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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

31 11
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

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

32 30
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

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

33 70
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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

34 81
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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

34 97
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

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

36 56
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

O 37 16
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

38 18
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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

39 19
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

113

patients, 16% of all patients

A 40 57
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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

41 29
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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

42 100
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

43 24
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

112

patients, 16% of all patients

A 44 110
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

44 61
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

46 268
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

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

47 41
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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

48 72
COLCRYS

Used to prevent gout attack... +

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

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

49 215
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

49 122
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

51 144
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

52 37
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

53 40
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

54 212
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P 55 58
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 35
COLCHICINE

Prevent or treat attacks of... +

Prevent or treat attacks of gout. Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

57 203
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

58 22
HUMULIN 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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

59 182
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

60 132
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

The combination of benazepr... +

The combination of benazepril and hydrochlorothiazide is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

61 200
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 38
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

A 63 92
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

A 64 49
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

65 6
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

66 99
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

67 108
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

R 68 133
NIFEDICAL XL

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

69 225
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

70 77
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

71 50
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

72 82
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

73 154
VERAPAMIL ER

Verapamil is used to treat ... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

73 124
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

75 117
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 76 120
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

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

77 71
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

R 78 86
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

78 234
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

R 80 67
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

81 52
FLOVENT HFA

Prevents asthma attacks. Th... +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

82 350
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

R 83 39
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

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

83 235
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

85 34
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O 86 102
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

87 43
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 87 130
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

89 84
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 90 121
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

91 105
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT

Used to help control the sy... +

Used to help control the symptoms of lung diseases, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

91 242
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER

Tolterodine is used treat o... +

Tolterodine is used 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) to relieve urinary difficulties, including frequent urination and inability to control urination. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 93 246
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

93 150
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.