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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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31,672Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 38 out of 1494

$2.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 1494

2,106 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

1% of this provider’s 1,839 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

24% of this provider’s 2,106 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

10% of this provider’s 1,839 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

18% of this provider’s 2,106 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $70 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$2.14M

2012

$2.08M

2013

$2.16M

2014

$2.11M

2015

Number of Claims

33,413

2012

30,964

2013

33,185

2014

31,672

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

1,845

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,701

prescriptions.

449

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,693

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,482

prescriptions.

399

patients, 19% of all patients

2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,157

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,051

prescriptions.

339

patients, 16% of all patients

3 4
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

939

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

884

prescriptions.

259

patients, 12% of all patients

4 10
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

933

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

808

prescriptions.

321

patients, 15% of all patients

O 5 18
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

817

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

734

prescriptions.

202

patients, 10% of all patients

6 2
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

769

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

693

prescriptions.

212

patients, 10% of all patients

7 5
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

645

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

171

patients, 8% of all patients

8 7
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

629

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

183

patients, 9% of all patients

9 6
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

626

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

159

patients, 8% of all patients

10 19
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

619

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

189

patients, 9% of all patients

11 13
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

526

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

150

patients, 7% of all patients

12 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

493

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

124

patients, 6% of all patients

13 14
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

489

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

137

patients, 7% of all patients

14 16
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

480

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

148

patients, 7% of all patients

15 8
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

408

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

101

patients, 5% of all patients

16 17
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

406

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

114

patients, 5% of all patients

17 32
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

378

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

100

patients, 5% of all patients

18 21
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

116

patients, 6% of all patients

19 11
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

337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

102

patients, 5% of all patients

R 20 33
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

301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

87

patients, 4% of all patients

21 27
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

282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

70

patients, 3% of all patients

22 55
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

76

patients, 4% of all patients

23 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

112

patients, 5% of all patients

23 25
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

69

patients, 3% of all patients

25 20
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

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

66

patients, 3% of all patients

26 26
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

67

patients, 3% of all patients

27 28
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

56

patients, 3% of all patients

28 31
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

29 47
METFORMIN HCL ER

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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

29 50
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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

58

patients, 3% of all patients

31 23
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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

186

patients, 9% of all patients

32 93
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

68

patients, 3% of all patients

32 34
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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

51

patients, 2% of all patients

34 64
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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

60

patients, 3% of all patients

35 41
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

76

patients, 4% of all patients

36 15
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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

47

patients, 2% of all patients

37 56
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

50

patients, 2% of all patients

38 73
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

47

patients, 2% of all patients

39 42
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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

80

patients, 4% of all patients

40 51
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

41 45
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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

42 81
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

47

patients, 2% of all patients

43 71
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

44 43
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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

45 30
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

46 94
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

46 29
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

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

48 35
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

127

patients, 6% of all patients

A 49 65
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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

50 52
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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

45

patients, 2% of all patients

51 39
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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

51 84
KLOR-CON M20

Potassium is essential for ... +

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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

51 77
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

54 62
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

46

patients, 2% of all patients

55 48
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

52

patients, 2% of all patients

56 80
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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

30

patients, 1% of all patients

57 49
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

117

patients, 6% of all patients

A 58 108
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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

50

patients, 2% of all patients

59 75
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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 1% of all patients

60 63
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

52

patients, 2% of all patients

O 61 12
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

62 37
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

45

patients, 2% of all patients

63 120
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

64 46
NIACIN ER

Lowers cholesterol and trig... +

Lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood and treats niacin deficiency (pellagra). Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 1% of all patients

65 240
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

66 61
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

67 40
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

68 66
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

92

patients, 4% of all patients

A 69 102
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

70 91
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 1% of all patients

71 53
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

78

patients, 4% of all patients

A 72 58
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

73 152
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

78

patients, 4% of all patients

A 73 153
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

75 111
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

75 69
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

46

patients, 2% of all patients

75 110
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

75 103
COLCHICINE

Prevent or treat attacks of... +

Prevent or treat attacks of gout. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

79 242
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

80 24
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

81 100
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

82 146
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

83 112
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

R 83 88
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

P 85 59
CHLORTHALIDONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

85 119
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

85 104
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

88 259
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

89 189
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

90 170
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

91 178
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

92 67
WELCHOL

Used together with diet and... +

Used together with diet and exercise to lower cholesterol levels in the blood and to treat type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

92 176
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

94 121
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

94 254
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

94 74
LANSOPRAZOLE

Treats stomach ulcers, gast... +

Treats stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

97 133
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

98 95
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

99 333
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

99 36
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

101 68
AZOR

This is a combination of am... +

This is a combination of amlodipine and olmesartan is a combination of medicines that may be used alone or with other medicines to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

101 300
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

101 129
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

104 161
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

104 132
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

106 83
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

106 99
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

108 96
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

109 194
VALACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes virus infecti... +

Treats herpes virus infections, including shingles (herpes zoster), cold sores (herpes labialis), and genital herpes (herpes simplex) in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

109 277
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 111 98
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

111 171
INVOKANA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (condition in which blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

113 193
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

114 87
CARTIA XT

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

115 250
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

115 60
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

O 117 134
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

118 149
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

119 295
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. 27, 2012.
  • 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.