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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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21,648Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 678

$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 38 out of 678

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

58% 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 West Virginia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

51% of this provider’s 534 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

25% of this provider’s 316 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

47% of this provider’s 534 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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

$991K

2012

$1.03M

2013

$1.11M

2014

$1.13M

2015

Number of Claims

18,296

2012

20,144

2013

21,848

2014

21,648

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

964

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

122

patients, 23% of all patients

O 1 3
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

657

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

110

patients, 21% of all patients

2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

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

647

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

107

patients, 20% of all patients

3 1
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

606

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

114

patients, 21% of all patients

4 5
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

557

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

5 9
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

382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

6 7
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

7 12
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

357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

8 11
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

9 2
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O 10 54
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

316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

11 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

12 15
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

13 47
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

306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

14 10
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

301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

15 23
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

287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

16 13
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

O 17 35
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

18 17
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

19 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

20 8
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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

21 34
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

262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

22 29
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

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

23 74
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

23 32
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

25 16
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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

26 26
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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

27 25
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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

28 71
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

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

29 21
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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

30 36
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

O 31 20
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

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

32 14
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

33 42
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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

34 30
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

35 31
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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

R 35 70
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

126

patients, 24% of all patients

A 35 119
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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

35 18
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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

R 39 43
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

40 28
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

O 41 83
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

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

42 64
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

43 37
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

44 153
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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

44 52
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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

46 67
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

47 157
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

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

R 47 144
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

49 44
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

50 24
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

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

51 53
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

52 39
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 72
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

54 27
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

55 46
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

56 33
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL

The combination of amlodipi... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

56 97
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

58 124
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 84
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

60 140
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

61 51
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

61 113
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

63 176
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

64 40
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

65 121
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

A 66 82
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

67 65
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

68 38
KLOR-CON M10

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

68 175
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

68 86
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

71 129
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

72 169
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

72 92
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 98
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

74 88
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 139
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

76 69
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

A 78 59
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

79 87
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

79 76
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

81 79
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

81 57
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

83 95
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

84 149
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 85 166
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

86 117
ONDANSETRON ODT

Used to prevent nausea and ... +

Used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

87 297
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS

Theophylline is used to pre... +

Theophylline is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness caused by asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 88 198
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

88 236
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

88 102
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 88 146
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

48

prescriptions.

<11 92 58
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

Treats short-term, medium to medium-severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 O 93 201
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 94 106
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 94 22
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 O 96 85
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

96 107
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 R 96 244
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve tension headaches. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 R 99 205
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

Used with proper diet and exercise to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 99 138
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used 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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 101 104
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

101 41
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Oct. 22, 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.