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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,063Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 52

$1.7M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 52

412 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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 Alabama
lower than average

Antipsychotics

29% of this provider’s 373 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 8%.

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Antibiotics

67% of this provider’s 412 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 38%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

39% of this provider’s 373 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

47% of this provider’s 412 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 37%.

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Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$1.44M

2012

$1.45M

2013

$1.43M

2014

$1.7M

2015

Number of Claims

28,086

2012

31,357

2013

30,067

2014

31,063

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
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,602

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,346

prescriptions.

166

patients, 40% of all patients

1 2
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

1,070

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

921

prescriptions.

118

patients, 29% of all patients

2 4
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

758

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

686

prescriptions.

111

patients, 27% of all patients

3 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

745

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

681

prescriptions.

86

patients, 21% of all patients

4 6
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

738

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

645

prescriptions.

84

patients, 20% of all patients

5 63
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

722

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

680

prescriptions.

127

patients, 31% of all patients

O 6 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

658

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

84

patients, 20% of all patients

7 5
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

583

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

8 32
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

506

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

9 8
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

493

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

70

patients, 17% of all patients

10 20
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

483

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

11 54
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

455

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

12 17
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

454

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

13 7
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

400

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

14 3
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

382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

15 25
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

16 60
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

370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

16 31
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

P 18 59
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

366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

19 19
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

20 14
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

21 10
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

312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

22 18
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

303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

P 23 29
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

24 38
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

25 24
LIDOCAINE HCL*

Lidocaine viscous, a local ... +

Lidocaine viscous, a local anesthetic, is used to treat the pain of a sore or irritated mouth and throat often associated with cancer chemotherapy and certain medical procedures. Source: National Library of Medicine

287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

155

patients, 38% of all patients

26 129
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL

The combination of albutero... +

The combination of albuterol and ipratropium is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

89

patients, 22% of all patients

27 74
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

O 28 82
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

29 23
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

30 42
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

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

31 16
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

32 30
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

33 26
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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

34 27
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

35 13
CEFTRIAXONE*

Treats infections caused by... +

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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

130

patients, 32% of all patients

A 36 93
NITROFURANTOIN

Treats or prevents urinary ... +

Treats or prevents urinary tract infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

95

patients, 23% of all patients

A R 37 143
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

38 62
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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

39 73
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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

40 35
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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

41 45
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

42 65
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

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

43 39
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

44 47
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

45 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

46 12
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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

47 48
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

47 56
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

49 131
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

<11 49 70
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

O 51 36
ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

Albuterol is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways). Source: National Library of Medicine

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

52 123
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

O 53 11
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

54 100
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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

55 9
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

56 87
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

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

57 71
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE

Ipratropium oral inhalation... +

Ipratropium oral inhalation is used to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

58 137
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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

59 162
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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

60 64
HUMULIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

61 132
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

61 92
OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Source: National Library of Medicine

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

63 140
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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

64 51
NOVOLIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

65 189
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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

66 40
ONDANSETRON HCL*

Ondansetron is used to prev... +

Ondansetron is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

67 90
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

67 69
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

69 67
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

69 116
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

69 118
SILVER SULFADIAZINE

Treats skin infections in p... +

Treats skin infections in patients with severe burns. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

69 264
AMITIZA

Treats certain types of lon... +

Treats certain types of long-term constipation by helping you have a bowel movement. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

<11 73 121
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 74 157
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

74 28
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

74 37
TAMIFLU

Used in the treatment of th... +

Used in the treatment of the infection caused by the flu virus (influenza A and influenza B). Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

83

patients, 20% of all patients

77 222
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

78 127
NOVOLIN 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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

78 207
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

R 80 108
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

81 49
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

82 96
PRADAXA

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

<11 82 145
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER

Isosorbide mononitrate is u... +

Isosorbide mononitrate is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by coronary artery disease (heart disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

84 75
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

85 89
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

85 81
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

A 85 86
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

88 152
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

Treats moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

88 94
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 R 90 61
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

91 15
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

This combination medication is used to treat a variety of inflamed fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

92 203
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 93 119
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

94 77
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

A 95 57
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 95 148
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER

Tolterodine is used treat o... +

Tolterodine is used 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) to relieve urinary difficulties, including frequent urination and inability to control urination. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 97 167
INVANZ 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

A 97 282
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 99 84
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 100 196
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 101 53
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

101 66
PHENOBARBITAL

Used to control seizures. P... +

Used to control seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 R 103 177
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

R 104 97
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 105 125
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

R 105 43
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE

Methenamine, an antibiotic,... +

Methenamine, an antibiotic, eliminates bacteria that cause urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 105 254
MORPHINE SULFATE

Morphine is used to relieve... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O 108 142
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

109 21
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 110 266
EFFIENT

Used to prevent strokes, he... +

Used to prevent strokes, heart attacks, or other serious problems with your heart or blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 111 300
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE

Tolterodine is used treat o... +

Tolterodine is used 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) to relieve urinary difficulties, including frequent urination and inability to control urination. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 112 230
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

A 113 85
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 113 102
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

Doxepin is used to treat depression and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 R 113 197
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

116 105
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

A 117 72
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 118 58
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 118 176
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 P 118 194
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

121 136
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 122 91
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 122 186
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 124 155
COREG CR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 125 325
BACITRACIN-POLYMYXIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

126 331
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

126 117
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

Treats gastroesophageal ref... +

Treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and a damaged esophagus. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

126 216
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 129 193
DEXAMETHASONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

129 243
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 June 5, 2013.
  • 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.