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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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34,744Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 1133

$1.38M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 37 out of 1133

1,061 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% 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

6% of this provider’s 747 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

35% of this provider’s 1,061 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

17% of this provider’s 747 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

41% of this provider’s 1,061 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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

$1.13M

2012

$1.28M

2013

$1.32M

2014

$1.38M

2015

Number of Claims

24,822

2012

34,239

2013

33,418

2014

34,744

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
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,934

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,407

prescriptions.

319

patients, 30% of all patients

1 3
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

1,299

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,062

prescriptions.

164

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

1,293

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

873

prescriptions.

188

patients, 18% of all patients

3 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

1,164

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

954

prescriptions.

304

patients, 29% of all patients

O 4 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

1,148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

862

prescriptions.

239

patients, 23% of all patients

5 14
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

1,112

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

890

prescriptions.

163

patients, 15% of all patients

6 12
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,008

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

788

prescriptions.

175

patients, 16% of all patients

7 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

918

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

715

prescriptions.

141

patients, 13% of all patients

8 5
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

903

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

784

prescriptions.

149

patients, 14% of all patients

9 2
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

839

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

153

patients, 14% of all patients

10 9
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

828

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

163

patients, 15% of all patients

11 15
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

762

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

620

prescriptions.

122

patients, 11% of all patients

12 4
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

752

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

150

patients, 14% of all patients

13 10
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

594

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

14 6
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

552

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

15 18
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

488

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

16 40
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

478

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

17 17
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

413

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

18 30
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

387

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

19 28
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

20 27
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

369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

21 22
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

22 19
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

338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

23 13
CHLORTHALIDONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

23 115
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

25 25
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

26 20
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

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

P 27 59
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

267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

28 37
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

29 89
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

255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

30 41
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

31 31
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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

32 75
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

R 33 123
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

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

34 16
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

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

35 52
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

36 39
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

37 32
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

37 50
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

39 23
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

40 55
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

O 41 26
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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

42 84
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

43 72
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

44 74
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

44 118
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

46 21
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

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

47 34
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

165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

48 71
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

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

49 157
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

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

50 57
SYMBICORT

This is a combination of bu... +

This is a combination of budesonide and formoterol used to help control the symptoms of asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

51 104
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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

52 60
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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

53 56
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

53 97
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

55 64
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

56 48
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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

57 33
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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

58 51
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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

59 69
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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

60 62
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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

R 61 36
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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

61 101
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

63 46
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

O 64 162
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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

65 53
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

96

patients, 9% of all patients

A 66 66
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 P 67 238
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

68 79
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

69 24
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

70 42
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

70 29
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

70 108
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

73 161
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

O 73 47
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

A 75 107
DILTIAZEM HCL

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

76 197
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

R 77 80
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

77 106
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

79 105
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

R 79 95
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

81 43
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

82 68
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

82 81
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 P 84 140
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

85 130
ONDANSETRON HCL*

Ondansetron is used to prev... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

85 119
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

87 70
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

R 88 136
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

A 89 54
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

89 76
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

91 147
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

92 128
VERAPAMIL ER

Verapamil is used to treat ... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

92 122
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

92 82
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

A 95 65
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

96 85
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

97 58
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

97 145
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

99 67
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

99 35
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

101 113
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

102 153
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 103 206
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 R 104 205
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

A 104 102
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

106 112
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

106 167
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 106 125
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 P 109 310
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

109 94
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 111 88
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 112 214
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

112 150
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. 30, 2010.
  • 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.