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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Nephrology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,210Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 91

$2.83M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 91

815 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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 South Carolina
lower than average

Antipsychotics

5% of this provider’s 599 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

28% of this provider’s 815 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 14%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

10% of this provider’s 599 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 8%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 815 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 11%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$94 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $191 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$2.31M

2012

$2.05M

2013

$2.22M

2014

$2.83M

2015

Number of Claims

29,993

2012

27,093

2013

26,850

2014

30,210

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
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

2,237

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,607

prescriptions.

377

patients, 46% of all patients

1 1
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

1,343

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,026

prescriptions.

234

patients, 29% of all patients

2 10
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

1,205

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

735

prescriptions.

220

patients, 27% of all patients

10 3 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

1,056

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

767

prescriptions.

179

patients, 22% of all patients

4 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

863

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

728

prescriptions.

150

patients, 18% of all patients

5 14
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

786

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

133

patients, 16% of all patients

6 5
PROSOL 738

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

10 7 23
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

682

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

8 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

659

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

9 13
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

652

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

10 18
RENVELA

Lowers the amount of phosph... +

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

634

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

112

patients, 14% of all patients

10 11 6
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

584

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

146

patients, 18% of all patients

12 2
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

580

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

104

patients, 13% of all patients

13 4
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

529

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

14 15
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

489

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

15 12
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

479

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

16 16
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

462

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

17 37
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

442

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

18 20
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

404

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

19 35
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

380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

20 45
CALCITRIOL

Treats low blood calcium in... +

Treats low blood calcium in kidney dialysis patients and other patients. Source: National Library of Medicine

365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

21 8
SENSIPAR

Lowers the amount of calciu... +

Lowers the amount of calcium in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

22 3
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

125

patients, 15% of all patients

O 23 32
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

322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

24 21
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

318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

25 28
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

302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

26 43
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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

27 33
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

28 57
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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

29 31
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

263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

30 30
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

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

31 51
CALCIUM ACETATE

Used to treat hyperphosphat... +

Used to treat hyperphosphatemia (too much phosphate in the blood) in patients with end stage kidney disease who are on dialysis. Source: National Library of Medicine

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

32 7
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

33 39
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

34 74
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

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

35 40
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

36 38
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

O 37 24
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

38 49
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

39 71
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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

40 34
MINOXIDIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure that has not been controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

10 41 44
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

42 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

43 36
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

44 65
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

R 45 97
INTRALIPID 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

<11 10 46 69
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

A 47 55
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

48 50
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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

49 48
DEXTROSE IN WATER* 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

<11 50 52
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

51 83
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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

52 53
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

53 90
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

54 42
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

55 60
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

56 29
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

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

57 54
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

P 58 92
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

59 113
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

60 116
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

61 117
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

61 63
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

63 118
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

64 96
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

R 65 76
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

66 121
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

67 101
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

68 123
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

A 69 73
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 127
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 102
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

72 99
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

73 130
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

74 84
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

75 72
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

R 75 132
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

77 133
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

78 135
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

79 82
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

79 138
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

79 138
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

Used to treat hyperuricemia (high uric acid in the blood) in patients with gout. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

79 56
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

83 140
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

R 84 41
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

84 141
CLONIDINE

Used alone or together with... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

86 143
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

86 68
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 86 75
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

86 143
PROCRIT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

90 145
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

91 146
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 91 107
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

91 146
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

91 110
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

91 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 96 149
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 96 149
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 96 149
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 99 153
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A 99 153
BIDIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

101 156
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

101 156
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 103 85
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE

Hydroxychloroquine is in a ... +

Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of drugs called antimalarials. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 104 162
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

104 162
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

106 58
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 106 81
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

106 167
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 109 93
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 April 19, 2011.
  • 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.