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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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41,861Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 1494

$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 122 out of 1494

639 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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

8% of this provider’s 412 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

50% of this provider’s 639 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

24% of this provider’s 412 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

62% of this provider’s 639 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$29 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $70 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$1.14M

2012

$1.08M

2013

$1.17M

2014

$1.2M

2015

Number of Claims

30,125

2012

30,970

2013

40,006

2014

41,861

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

2,726

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,416

prescriptions.

302

patients, 47% of all patients

O 1 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

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

2,201

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,643

prescriptions.

217

patients, 34% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,920

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,229

prescriptions.

217

patients, 34% of all patients

3 3
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,678

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,133

prescriptions.

155

patients, 24% of all patients

4 5
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

1,154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

703

prescriptions.

113

patients, 18% of all patients

10 5 49
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

1,059

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

793

prescriptions.

131

patients, 21% of all patients

6 6
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,038

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

782

prescriptions.

124

patients, 19% of all patients

7 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

927

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

733

prescriptions.

114

patients, 18% of all patients

8 15
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

910

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

9 11
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

792

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

10 7
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

791

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

11 14
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

785

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

620

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

12 20
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

726

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

13 42
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

648

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

14 38
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

646

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

15 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

641

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

16 4
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

639

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

17 35
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

635

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

O 18 57
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

628

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

19 2
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

610

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

20 27
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

590

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

21 30
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

566

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

22 10
CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

Treats pain and stiffness of muscle spasms. Source: National Library of Medicine

540

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

R 23 147
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

504

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

24 52
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

441

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

25 23
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

403

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

26 16
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

393

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

27 60
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

390

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

109

patients, 17% of all patients

28 29
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

29 24
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P 30 78
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

31 54
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

32 86
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

303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

33 26
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

286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

34 63
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

279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

35 9
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

36 28
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

262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

37 126
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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

38 72
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 79
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

40 22
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

252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

41 87
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

42 34
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

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

R 43 33
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

145

patients, 23% of all patients

A 44 102
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 118
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

46 47
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

O 47 18
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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

48 84
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

202

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

49 21
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, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

50 13
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

194

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

51 51
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

191

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

52 25
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

181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

A 53 82
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

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

54 152
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 P 55 225
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

104

patients, 16% of all patients

A 56 58
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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

57 81
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

58 190
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

R 59 141
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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

R 60 106
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

61 168
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

62 43
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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

63 48
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 63 70
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 32
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

66 94
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

67 66
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

68 163
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 36
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

Treats type 2 diabetes. +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 68 260
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 71 91
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 83
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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

R 73 136
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

<11 74 56
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

75 44
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 31
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

77 69
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 78 109
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

Terazosin 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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11 79 122
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 80 85
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11 81 46
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

82 105
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

83 74
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE

Fluvoxamine is used to trea... +

Fluvoxamine is used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over) 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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 84 301
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

84 41
RENVELA

Lowers the amount of phosph... +

Lowers the amount of phosphorus in blood of patients receiving kidney dialysis. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 86 211
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

A 87 65
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

88 19
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 88 68
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 90 71
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

90 181
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 R 92 195
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

93 76
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

93 145
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 P 95 139
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 95 130
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

97 201
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

98 40
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 99 189
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

99 107
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

99 75
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

A 102 114
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

103 110
SENSIPAR

Lowers the amount of calciu... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 104 244
AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

A 105 340
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 105 64
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 107 169
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

107 92
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 109 37
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 109 62
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

111 144
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 112 229
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT

Used to help control the sy... +

Used to help control the symptoms of lung diseases, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

113 157
CALCITRIOL

Treats low blood calcium in... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 114 198
COLCRYS

Used to prevent gout attack... +

Used to prevent gout attacks (sudden, severe pain in one or more joints caused by abnormally high levels of a substance called uric acid in the blood) in adults, and to relieve the pain of gout attacks when they occur. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

115 210
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

Latanoprost ophthalmic is used to treat glaucoma (a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision) and ocular hypertension (a condition which causes increased pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 115 220
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 115 178
BUPROPION HCL

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

51

prescriptions.

<11 118 251
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

119 100
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

120 93
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

120 116
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 120 341
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

120 112
TOVIAZ

Used to treat symptoms of a... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 124 327
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 124 95
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 124 194
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 P 124 59
RALOXIFENE HCL

Raloxifene is used to preve... +

Raloxifene is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (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). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 128 137
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 128 117
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE

Treats diarrhea. +

Treats diarrhea. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

128 285
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

131 132
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. 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.