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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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27,798Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 711

$1.41M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 41 out of 711

698 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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 Louisiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

5% of this provider’s 612 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Antibiotics

47% of this provider’s 698 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

23% of this provider’s 612 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

26% of this provider’s 698 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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

$999K

2012

$1.11M

2013

$1.25M

2014

$1.41M

2015

Number of Claims

19,133

2012

22,057

2013

24,761

2014

27,798

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
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

1,192

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,061

prescriptions.

157

patients, 22% of all patients

1 2
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

918

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

787

prescriptions.

138

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

653

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

113

patients, 16% of all patients

3 7
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

652

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

103

patients, 15% of all patients

4 8
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

615

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

5 4
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

588

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

6 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

577

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

7 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

565

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

115

patients, 16% of all patients

O 8 9
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

539

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

9 19
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

502

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

107

patients, 15% of all patients

10 22
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

501

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

11 26
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

12 11
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

13 16
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

412

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

14 6
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

375

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

15 14
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

375

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

15 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

17 12
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

358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

18 27
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

350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

19 18
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

329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

20 31
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

319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

21 15
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

22 28
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

310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

23 35
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

24 23
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

25 21
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

O 26 20
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

27 74
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

28 29
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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

29 10
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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

30 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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

31 25
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

32 24
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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

33 42
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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

34 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

R 35 38
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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

36 61
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Levocetirizine is an antihi... +

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and hives of the skin. Source: National Library of Medicine

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

37 99
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

113

patients, 16% of all patients

A 38 52
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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

39 67
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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

39 59
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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

41 49
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

42 75
VALSARTAN

Valsartan is used alone or ... +

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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

42 57
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

128

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

44 32
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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

44 36
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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

46 92
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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

47 66
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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

48 39
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

48 46
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

50 44
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

50 76
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

52 56
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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 53 48
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

54 58
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

55 33
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

56 62
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

57 131
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

A 58 114
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

59 100
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 95
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

61 30
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

62 41
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

R 63 72
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

A 63 78
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

A 65 68
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 81
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

67 51
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

68 53
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE

Tolterodine is used treat o... +

Tolterodine is used treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination) to relieve urinary difficulties, including frequent urination and inability to control urination. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

<11 69 306
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

69 43
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

71 37
QUINAPRIL HCL

Quinapril is used alone or ... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 162
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

72 106
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

72 64
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

75 13
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

76 127
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 77 111
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

78 77
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

79 73
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

80 93
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

81 63
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 82 117
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

82 50
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 82 136
TRIAZOLAM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

82 363
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

86 94
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 87 121
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 87 141
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

89 55
PREMARIN

Estrogens are female hormon... +

Estrogens are female hormones. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 R 90 184
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

91 125
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

92 278
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

92 118
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 94 188
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

95 65
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

R 96 308
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

96 146
TELMISARTAN

Telmisartan is used alone o... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 98 350
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

99 123
JANTOVEN

Helps to prevent new blood ... +

Helps to prevent new blood clots from forming, and helps to keep existing blood clots from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 99 183
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

101 88
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 102 146
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 103 69
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

Megestrol tablets treat breast and uterine cancer. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

R 103 130
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

R 105 129
GLIPIZIDE XL

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

106 140
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

106 47
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 108 54
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

108 83
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

108 103
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 111 238
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 112 178
CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 R 113 133
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 113 80
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS

Theophylline is used to pre... +

Theophylline is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness caused by asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 113 261
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 116 150
RIVASTIGMINE*

Used to treat mild to moder... +

Used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss and mental changes) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 116 297
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 116 86
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

116 173
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 120 225
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 P 121 197
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

A 121 107
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

123 102
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 123 82
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 125 194
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 125 87
RALOXIFENE HCL

Raloxifene is used to preve... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 125 193
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

125 200
ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

125 159
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 Feb. 3, 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.