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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Nurse Practitioner

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,250Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 162

$897K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 162

658 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
45% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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 Louisiana
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

39% of this provider’s 658 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

17% of this provider’s 294 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 10%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 658 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $129 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$774K

2012

$1.04M

2013

$928K

2014

$897K

2015

Number of Claims

15,189

2012

20,194

2013

17,724

2014

16,250

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

637

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

127

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
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

623

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

125

patients, 19% of all patients

2 8
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

467

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

3 5
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

418

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

132

patients, 20% of all patients

O 4 24
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

405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

5 15
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

6 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

7 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

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

370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

8 3
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

9 6
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

10 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

11 17
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

12 7
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

299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

12 28
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

245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

14 12
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

15 53
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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

16 69
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

R 17 63
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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

18 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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

19 16
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE

This is used on the skin or... +

This is used on the skin or in the genital area to cause numbness or loss of feeling before certain medical procedures. Source: National Library of Medicine

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

20 102
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

21 14
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

22 23
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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

23 10
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

24 22
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

O 25 94
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

26 26
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

27 44
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

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

28 9
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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

29 33
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

30 30
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

31 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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

32 64
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

33 45
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

34 20
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

A 35 36
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

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

A 36 148
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

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

37 80
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

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

38 49
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

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

39 46
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

40 87
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

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

41 106
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

109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

42 48
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

43 18
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

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

43 66
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

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

45 56
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

A 46 92
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

47 109
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

48 113
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

49 73
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

49 42
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

R 51 114
SURE COMFORT* 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

52 164
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

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

52 58
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

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

54 165
LEVOFLOXACIN

Levofloxacin is used to tre... +

Levofloxacin is used to treat certain infections such as pneumonia, chronic bronchitis and sinus, urinary tract, kidney, prostate (a male reproductive gland), and skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

A 54 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

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

56 25
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 116
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

57 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

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

59 19
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE

Treats anxiety, tension, ne... +

Treats anxiety, tension, nervousness, nausea, vomiting, allergies, skin rash, hives, and itching. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

R 60 178
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 146
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 37
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

61 91
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

64 40
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

64 137
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 66 86
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

67 11
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 68 35
METRONIDAZOLE*

Used to treat serious bacte... +

Used to treat serious bacterial infections in different areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

A 69 191
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

70 98
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 71 76
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

71 103
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

73 70
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

73 41
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

75 81
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

76 151
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 77 206
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 77 126
SURE COMFORT* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

79 209
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 80 88
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 81 29
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 82 214
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 82 158
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

82 214
VICTOZA 3-PAK

Used to treat a type of dia... +

Used to treat a type of diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes) called type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 82 119
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 Nov. 20, 2009.
  • 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.