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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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24,580Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 299

$1.51M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 299

848 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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 Tennessee
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

41% of this provider’s 848 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

12% of this provider’s 520 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 9%.

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Opioids

45% of this provider’s 848 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $151 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$1.1M

2012

$1.04M

2013

$1.18M

2014

$1.51M

2015

Number of Claims

19,696

2012

20,007

2013

21,679

2014

24,580

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

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

1,268

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

870

prescriptions.

230

patients, 27% of all patients

1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

1,074

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

274

patients, 32% of all patients

O 2 1
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

672

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

131

patients, 15% of all patients

3 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

670

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

129

patients, 15% of all patients

4 8
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

610

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

120

patients, 14% of all patients

5 7
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

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

595

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

115

patients, 14% of all patients

6 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

513

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

123

patients, 15% of all patients

7 11
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

508

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

120

patients, 14% of all patients

8 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

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

457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

9 5
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

10 3
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

416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

11 35
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

12 12
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

13 46
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

14 13
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

358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

15 21
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

16 16
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

320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

17 14
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

311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

18 15
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

275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

19 32
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

272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

20 83
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

268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

21 76
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

22 78
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

23 10
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

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

24 20
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

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

25 63
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

26 109
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

O 27 31
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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

28 33
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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

29 24
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

30 29
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

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

31 27
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

32 37
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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

33 18
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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

R 33 58
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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

35 34
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

36 112
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

37 9
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

O 38 190
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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

39 41
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

39 23
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

41 47
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

41 40
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

112

patients, 13% of all patients

A 43 105
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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

44 57
SPIRIVA

Prevents the symptoms of br... +

Prevents the symptoms of bronchospasm caused by emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

45 49
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

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

46 85
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

47 84
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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

48 50
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

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

49 175
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

50 113
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

A 51 91
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

52 89
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

53 36
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

R 54 124
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

55 51
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

A 56 56
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

57 198
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

58 45
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

59 52
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

59 142
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

61 77
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

62 75
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

62 30
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

64 239
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

A 65 98
BENAZEPRIL HCL

Benazepril is used alone or... +

Benazepril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

65 48
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

67 320
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

67 73
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

67 114
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

70 101
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

71 201
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

R 72 159
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

72 147
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

74 229
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

75 92
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

76 43
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

77 94
DEXILANT

Treats erosive esophagitis,... +

Treats erosive esophagitis, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other conditions caused by too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 78 214
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

78 81
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

78 66
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

81 55
LANSOPRAZOLE

Treats stomach ulcers, gast... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

82 236
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

83 22
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 83 118
CARTIA XT

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

85 166
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

85 157
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

87 151
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

O 87 26
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

87 169
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

R 90 96
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

A 91 187
KLOR-CON M20

Potassium is essential for ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

92 161
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

93 143
CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 R 93 225
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

Morphine (extended release) is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 93 64
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

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

96 117
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 O 96 132
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

98 62
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 99 269
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

Treats certain heart rhythm problems (atrial fibrillation). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 R 100 136
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 100 88
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

100 155
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

103 138
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE

For the treatment of hypert... +

For the treatment of hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

103 350
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

103 205
NOVOFINE 32

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

103 432
NIACIN ER

Lowers cholesterol and trig... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 107 439
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

Pramipexole 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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 108 134
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 Sept. 26, 2011.
  • 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.