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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,025Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 257

$2.76M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 257

660 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
17% Patients 65 Years and Older

100% 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 North Carolina
lower than average

Antipsychotics

23% of this provider’s 109 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

39% of this provider’s 660 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 18%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

33% of this provider’s 109 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 8%.

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Opioids

5% of this provider’s 660 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$84 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $148 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

50 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$2.6M

2012

$2.42M

2013

$2.51M

2014

$2.76M

2015

Number of Claims

37,183

2012

31,964

2013

30,374

2014

33,025

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
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

1,517

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

159

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

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

1,094

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

120

patients, 18% of all patients

2 4
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

1,006

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

P 3 53
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

987

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

4 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

749

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

5 109
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

730

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

150

patients, 23% of all patients

6 66
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

728

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

R 7 94
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

697

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

8 123
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

608

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

9 100
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

584

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

10 57
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

543

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

P 11 45
ALENDRONATE SODIUM

Alendronate is used to trea... +

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

524

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

12 58
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

454

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

13 29
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

451

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

14 88
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

441

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

103

patients, 16% of all patients

15 42
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

432

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

10 16 163
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

432

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

16 17
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

418

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

18 31
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

416

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

19 9
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

415

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

20 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

408

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

21 8
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

390

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

22 67
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

23 83
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

24 7
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

356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

25 32
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

349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

26 61
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

P 27 140
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

329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

28 51
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

P 29 85
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis. Source: National Library of Medicine

311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

30 144
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

304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

31 2
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

32 6
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

296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

32 127
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 P 34 170
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

267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

35 46
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

262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

36 25
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

250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 37 174
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

38 147
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling... +

Treats gingivitis (swelling of the gums) and other problems of the mouth and gums. Source: National Library of Medicine

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

39 231
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

40 5
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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

41 241
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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

42 28
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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

43 153
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

44 48
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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

45 22
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, irregular heart rhythms, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), certain types of tremor, and hypertrophic subaortic stenosis (a heart muscle disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

46 251
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

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

47 91
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

48 71
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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

49 49
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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

50 171
LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

51 175
CALCITONIN-SALMON

Calcitonin salmon is used t... +

Calcitonin salmon is used to treat osteoporosis in women who are at least 5 years past menopause and cannot or do not want to take estrogen products. Source: National Library of Medicine

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

52 187
CARBAMAZEPINE ER

Treats certain types of se... +

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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

53 277
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 54 204
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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

55 24
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

Nitrofurantoinis used to treat urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

A R 56 157
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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

57 211
METRONIDAZOLE*

Used to treat serious bacte... +

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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

A 58 128
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 291
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 59
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 198
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

R 62 47
VIMPAT

Used to control partial sei... +

Used to control partial seizures (convulsions) in the treatment of epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

63 243
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 18
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

64 64
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 172
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 194
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 258
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 R 69 272
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

69 258
MOMETASONE FUROATE

Mometasone is used to relie... +

Mometasone is used to relieve the itching and inflammation of numerous skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

71 239
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE*

Treats skin irritation, all... +

Treats skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

72 253
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

A 73 70
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 74 182
LINZESS

Used in adults to treat irr... +

Used in adults to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C; a condition that causes stomach pain or cramps, bloating, and infrequent or difficult passage of stools) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC; difficult or infrequent passage of stools that lasts for 3 months or longer and is not caused by a disease or a medication). Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

74 177
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 76 203
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 77 141
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 78 202
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 79 30
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

80 50
PHENOBARBITAL

Used to control seizures. P... +

Used to control seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 R 81 234
NITROFURANTOIN

Treats or prevents urinary ... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

A R 82 215
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 83 316
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

83 19
NALTREXONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 83 316
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 86 136
HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

Hydroxyzine is used to relieve the itching caused by allergies and to control the nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

R 87 240
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

A 87 115
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 87 114
ZONISAMIDE

Treats partial seizures in ... +

Treats partial seizures in adults with epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 90 250
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

91 126
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

92 10
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 93 125
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 94 39
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL

Chlorpromazine is used to t... +

Chlorpromazine 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) and other psychotic disorders (conditions that cause difficulty telling the difference between things or ideas that are real and things or ideas that are not real) and to treat the symptoms of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people who have bipolar disorder (manic depressive disorder; a condition that causes episodes of mania, episodes of depression, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 P 95 343
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 96 52
MINOCYCLINE HCL

Minocycline is used to trea... +

Minocycline is used to treat bacterial infections including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; acne; and infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

A 97 236
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 97 92
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 99 151
LEVOCARNITINE* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 99 346
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 99 25
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

R 102 68
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

103 44
DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 104 355
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 104 20
PHENYTOIN

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 106 294
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 107 134
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

107 43
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 109 225
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura XL) is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 110 120
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A 111 41
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

13

prescriptions.

<11 111 110
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 113 23
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 114 124
LEVOCARNITINE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 115 387
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 115 90
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 R 117 146
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

117 12
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 119 107
CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE

Topical clindamycin is used... +

Topical clindamycin is used to treat acne. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

A 120 220
STRATTERA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 120 407
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 122 34
GLYCOPYRROLATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 122 413
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 122 413
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 122 413
NASONEX

Treats or prevents the symp... +

Treats or prevents the symptoms of seasonal (short-term) and perennial (year-round) allergies (hay fever), such as stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, and watery eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

126 419
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 126 98
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 April 19, 2017.
  • 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.