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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Emergency Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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57,811Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 475

$1.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 475

621 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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 Georgia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

13% of this provider’s 457 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

50% of this provider’s 621 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 39%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

17% of this provider’s 457 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 9%.

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Opioids

41% of this provider’s 621 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 45%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 9%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$23 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $18 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

93 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 2.


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

$397K

2012

$809K

2013

$1.26M

2014

$1.33M

2015

Number of Claims

8,583

2012

17,484

2013

51,204

2014

57,811

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

2,909

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

2,756

prescriptions.

98

patients, 16% of all patients

1 5
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

2,810

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

2,705

prescriptions.

121

patients, 19% of all patients

10 2 7
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

2,589

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

2,395

prescriptions.

121

patients, 19% of all patients

3 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

2,442

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

2,258

prescriptions.

125

patients, 20% of all patients

4 10
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

2,071

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,890

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

5 12
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

1,948

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,839

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

10 6 14
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,741

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,437

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

7 11
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,334

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

8 19
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,251

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

9 9
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

1,241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,020

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

10 17
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

1,206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,085

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

11 8
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

1,168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

964

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

12 22
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,072

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

13 18
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

972

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

818

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

14 21
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

852

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

819

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

15 29
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

811

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

659

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

16 32
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

809

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

17 35
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

751

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

689

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

18 34
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

622

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

19 16
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

618

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

20 33
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

608

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

21 42
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

569

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

22 25
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

561

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

23 27
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

558

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 24 53
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

544

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

25 37
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

537

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

26 36
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

508

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

27 49
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

504

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

28 2
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

474

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

29 60
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

473

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

O 30 20
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

461

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

31 52
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 452

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

10 32 62
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

451

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

33 47
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

448

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

34 45
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

405

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P 35 31
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

373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 39
RIVASTIGMINE*

Used to treat mild to moder... +

Used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss and mental changes) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

<11 10 37 74
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

38 51
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

327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

39 79
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 39 44
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

41 80
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

318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 42 30
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

310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

43 71
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

308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 65
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

45 73
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

46 55
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

Treats ulcers and other stomach problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 82
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

298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 83
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

49 61
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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

<11 10 50 85
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

284

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

<11 51 88
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

282

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

52 40
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

281

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

53 89
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

279

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

54 90
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

267

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

O 55 1
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

234

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

<11 56 69
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

232

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

115

patients, 19% of all patients

A 57 46
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

224

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 84
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

217

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

A 59 41
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

209

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

60 28
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

202

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

61 87
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

200

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

62 95
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

198

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

<11 63 66
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

192

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

64 110
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

191

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

65 57
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

190

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

<11 66 64
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

<11 67 112
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

O 68 3
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

69 102
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

168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

70 114
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

167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

<11 71 115
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

165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

<11 72 116
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

164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 117
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

<11 P 74 93
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

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 58
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

76 99
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

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

<11 76 120
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

A 78 15
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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

78 26
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

<11 80 92
CARBAMAZEPINE ER

Treats certain types of se... +

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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

<11 81 122
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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

82 98
DEXILANT

Treats erosive esophagitis,... +

Treats erosive esophagitis, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other conditions caused by too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

<11 83 124
CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

<11 83 124
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

<11 R 85 48
AMITIZA

Treats certain types of lon... +

Treats certain types of long-term constipation by helping you have a bowel movement. Source: National Library of Medicine

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

<11 86 128
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

<11 87 86
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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

88 130
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

88 108
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

<11 90 104
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11 91 104
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

<11 92 133
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

<11 93 103
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

Pramipexole 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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

<11 94 136
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

95 81
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

<11 96 97
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

<11 96 101
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

Terazosin 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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

<11 98 140
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

A 98 38
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

<11 R 100 141
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 101 107
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

<11 102 111
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

103 144
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

104 146
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

Treats problems with urination caused by an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH). Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 104 146
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11 R 106 149
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 106 149
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

108 76
DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 109 151
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11 109 63
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11 111 152
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

Treats fungal infections in the skin, throat, urinary tract, and lungs. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

111 152
CEFTRIAXONE*

Treats infections caused by... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

A 113 154
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 114 156
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11 115 118
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 116 158
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

Doxycycline is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; Lyme disease; acne; infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems; and anthrax (after inhalational exposure). Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

A 117 93
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O 118 4
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 119 165
RENVELA

Lowers the amount of phosph... +

Lowers the amount of phosphorus in blood of patients receiving kidney dialysis. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 119 165
SOTALOL

Treats an irregular heartbe... +

Treats an irregular heartbeat. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 119 165
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

122 113
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 123 169
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

A R 123 169
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 125 171
BREO ELLIPTA

Treats asthma in patients n... +

Treats asthma in patients not adequately controlled a long-term asthma medicine and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

125 171
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 125 126
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

128 75
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

129 173
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE

Replaces certain hormones w... +

Replaces certain hormones when the body does not make enough, such as in Addison's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 130 174
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 131 129
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

131 175
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

133 56
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 134 177
PHENOBARBITAL

Used to control seizures. P... +

Used to control seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 R 135 180
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE

Methenamine, an antibiotic,... +

Methenamine, an antibiotic, eliminates bacteria that cause urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 135 180
CELEBREX

Treats pain, including pain... +

Treats pain, including pain caused by arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) in children and adults, ankylosing spondylitis, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 135 180
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 138 183
LIDOCAINE HCL*

Lidocaine viscous, a local ... +

Lidocaine viscous, a local anesthetic, is used to treat the pain of a sore or irritated mouth and throat often associated with cancer chemotherapy and certain medical procedures. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

138 135
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

Hydrocortisone provides relief for inflamed areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 138 183
LOVAZA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 138 183
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 142 59
MIDODRINE HCL

Midodrine hydrochloride tab... +

Midodrine hydrochloride tablets are indicated for the treatment of symptomatic orthostatic hypotension. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 142 186
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 144 91
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE

Treats anxiety, tension, ne... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 R 145 188
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P 145 142
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 145 188
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 R 148 71
NATEGLINIDE

Used to treat type 2 diabet... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 148 192
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

53

prescriptions.

<11 150 193
BUPROPION HCL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 151 195
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 152 197
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 152 146
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 May 29, 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.