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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,058Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 41 out of 1494

$1.96M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 1494

1,125 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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

4% of this provider’s 659 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

34% of this provider’s 1,125 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

14% of this provider’s 659 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

34% of this provider’s 1,125 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $70 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.65M

2012

$1.81M

2013

$2.01M

2014

$1.96M

2015

Number of Claims

29,126

2012

31,948

2013

32,479

2014

31,058

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
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

975

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

172

patients, 15% of all patients

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

827

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

131

patients, 12% of all patients

2 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

804

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

237

patients, 21% of all patients

O 3 12
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

797

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

133

patients, 12% of all patients

4 1
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

753

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

139

patients, 12% of all patients

5 8
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

657

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

6 17
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

595

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

117

patients, 10% of all patients

7 11
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

570

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

8 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

554

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

109

patients, 10% of all patients

9 4
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

553

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

10 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

526

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

11 15
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

518

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

12 7
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

513

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

13 41
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

471

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

14 38
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

426

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

15 13
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

106

patients, 9% of all patients

O 16 18
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

385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

16 9
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

18 47
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

365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

19 10
PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

20 51
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

21 16
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

334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

21 14
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

332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

R 23 33
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

24 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

25 25
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

317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

26 19
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

294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

27 35
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

28 24
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

29 20
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

30 34
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

267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

31 46
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

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

32 72
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

256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

33 39
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

248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

34 23
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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

35 27
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

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

36 26
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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

37 85
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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

P 38 59
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

39 43
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

40 31
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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

41 89
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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

42 40
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

42 80
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

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

44 21
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

124

patients, 11% of all patients

A 45 58
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

45 37
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

47 32
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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

48 210
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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

49 161
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

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

50 49
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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

R 51 136
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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

51 52
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

53 29
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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

54 146
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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

54 74
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

56 22
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

O 57 57
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

57 69
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

59 79
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

60 70
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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

61 100
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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

62 109
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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

62 167
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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

64 56
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

65 53
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

66 120
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

66 113
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

68 30
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

69 36
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

70 76
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

71 94
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

72 101
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

73 157
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 73 78
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

A 73 65
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

76 63
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

77 68
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

78 150
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

79 96
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

80 138
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

81 75
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

82 71
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

82 112
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

82 62
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

A 85 108
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

86 64
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

87 66
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

88 175
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

89 145
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

89 81
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

91 121
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

91 254
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

R 93 88
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

A 93 114
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

95 217
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 95 189
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

O 97 125
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

A 97 102
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

99 93
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

100 92
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

101 44
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 102 45
LINZESS

Used in adults to treat irr... +

Used in adults to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C; a condition that causes stomach pain or cramps, bloating, and infrequent or difficult passage of stools) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC; difficult or infrequent passage of stools that lasts for 3 months or longer and is not caused by a disease or a medication). Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

102 218
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

A 104 128
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

105 83
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

106 67
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

106 233
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

108 292
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

108 148
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

110 115
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 110 126
GLIPIZIDE XL

Glipizide is used along wit... +

Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, 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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 112 160
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

112 228
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 114 223
TOVIAZ

Used to treat symptoms of a... +

Used to treat symptoms of an overactive bladder, such as incontinence (loss of bladder control) or a frequent need to urinate. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 114 327
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 116 60
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE

Hydroxychloroquine is in a ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 117 202
GLIPIZIDE ER

Glipizide is used along wit... +

Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, 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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

117 95
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 117 170
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 117 54
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

121 236
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 122 178
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 122 42
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 R 124 141
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 124 90
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

124 84
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 127 117
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

127 152
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 R 127 131
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

130 110
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, irregular heart rhythms, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), certain types of tremor, and hypertrophic subaortic stenosis (a heart muscle disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 130 241
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE

Treats diarrhea. +

Treats diarrhea. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

132 285
QUINAPRIL HCL

Quinapril is used alone or ... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 132 194
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

134 132
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 134 116
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

O 134 134
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 134 107
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 134 61
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 13, 2016.
  • 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.