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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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30,951Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 607

$2.67M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 607

1,042 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
40% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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 Texas
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

60% of this provider’s 1,042 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 18%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

14% of this provider’s 417 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 7%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 1,042 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 7%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$86 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $199 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$2.24M

2012

$2.76M

2013

$2.88M

2014

$2.67M

2015

Number of Claims

31,196

2012

34,935

2013

33,058

2014

30,951

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
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

2,980

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,106

prescriptions.

481

patients, 46% of all patients

A 10 1 23
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

1,706

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

704

prescriptions.

334

patients, 32% of all patients

2 17
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,158

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

194

patients, 19% of all patients

3 6
FAMOTIDINE*

Treats ulcers, gastroesopha... +

Treats ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause the stomach to produce too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,145

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

174

patients, 17% of all patients

4 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,129

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

205

patients, 20% of all patients

5 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,017

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

170

patients, 16% of all patients

6 2
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

887

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

151

patients, 14% of all patients

7 24
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

786

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

129

patients, 12% of all patients

8 22
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

744

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

142

patients, 14% of all patients

9 13
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

696

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

171

patients, 16% of all patients

10 1
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

645

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

112

patients, 11% of all patients

11 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

610

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

12 12
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

594

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

109

patients, 10% of all patients

13 9
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

563

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

109

patients, 10% of all patients

14 14
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

506

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

15 8
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

502

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

16 11
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

469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

17 27
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

446

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

18 20
ALENDRONATE SODIUM

Alendronate is used to trea... +

Alendronate is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (''change of life,'' end of menstrual periods) and to treat osteoporosis in men. Source: National Library of Medicine

434

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

19 64
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

398

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

20 57
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

21 4
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

384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

22 30
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

23 51
SENSIPAR

Lowers the amount of calciu... +

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

331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

24 5
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

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

310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

25 68
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

306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

R 26 42
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

27 84
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

28 71
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

29 60
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

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

30 21
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

279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

31 41
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

273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

32 48
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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

33 44
NIFEDICAL XL

Used alone or together with... +

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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

34 47
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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

35 38
CALCITRIOL

Treats low blood calcium in... +

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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

36 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

37 25
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

38 74
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

39 39
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

119

patients, 11% of all patients

A 40 49
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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

41 107
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

O 41 26
LEFLUNOMIDE

Treats rheumatoid arthritis... +

Treats rheumatoid arthritis in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

43 121
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

44 35
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

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

45 76
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

O 46 54
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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

46 129
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

48 31
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

49 153
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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

50 32
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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

51 125
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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

52 40
HUMULIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

53 133
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

54 80
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

55 50
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

55 167
MYFORTIC 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

10 57 170
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

58 171
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

A 59 112
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

O 60 36
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

61 81
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

61 87
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

63 101
MINOXIDIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

64 45
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

65 58
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

66 98
NOVOLIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

67 149
PHOSPHA 250 NEUTRAL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

10 68 182
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

68 182
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

68 56
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

71 185
ACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes labialis (col... +

Treats herpes labialis (cold sores). Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

72 139
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

73 123
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

A 74 69
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

75 110
VALGANCICLOVIR HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

75 91
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

77 55
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

78 125
PROGRAF 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

79 160
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

80 99
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

81 201
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

82 112
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

R 82 203
TACROLIMUS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

84 92
AZATHIOPRINE

Prevents your body from rej... +

Prevents your body from rejecting a kidney transplant. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

85 205
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

85 95
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

87 75
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

This medicine is an antifungal. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

88 132
HUMULIN 70-30

Insulin injection is used t... +

Insulin injection is used to control blood sugar in people who have type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not make insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or in people who have type 2 diabetes (condition in which the blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally) that cannot be controlled with oral medications alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

88 213
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) caused by congestive heart failure, kidney disease, or liver disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

90 29
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

90 215
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

R 92 97
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 92 63
MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL

Used with other medications... +

Used with other medications to help prevent transplant organ rejection (attack of the transplanted organ by the immune system of the person receiving the organ) in people who have received organ transplants. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 94 86
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 Dec. 1, 2008.
  • 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.