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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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30,078Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 794

$1.41M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 61 out of 794

1,222 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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 Alabama
lower than average

Antipsychotics

4% of this provider’s 830 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

49% of this provider’s 1,222 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

15% of this provider’s 830 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

44% of this provider’s 1,222 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $73 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$847K

2012

$1.03M

2013

$1.17M

2014

$1.41M

2015

Number of Claims

23,480

2012

27,651

2013

28,054

2014

30,078

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

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

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

A

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

P

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

R

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

10

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

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

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

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

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

1,967

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

873

prescriptions.

338

patients, 28% of all patients

O 1 1
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

906

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

175

patients, 14% of all patients

2 18
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

858

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

204

patients, 17% of all patients

3 4
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

751

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

173

patients, 14% of all patients

4 10
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

640

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

144

patients, 12% of all patients

5 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

592

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

120

patients, 10% of all patients

6 2
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

555

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

92

patients, 8% of all patients

7 14
METHADONE HCL

Methadone is used to reliev... +

Methadone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain that has not been relieved by non-narcotic pain relievers. Source: National Library of Medicine

547

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

O 8 137
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

136

patients, 11% of all patients

9 8
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

423

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

97

patients, 8% of all patients

10 6
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

423

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

10 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

411

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

103

patients, 8% of all patients

12 5
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

409

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

86

patients, 7% of all patients

13 9
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

402

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

101

patients, 8% of all patients

O 14 16
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

394

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

15 42
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

385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

101

patients, 8% of all patients

16 13
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

380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

17 47
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

18 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

19 15
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

307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

20 12
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

21 76
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

22 97
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

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

R 23 104
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

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

23 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

276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

25 11
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

263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

26 20
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

256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

27 45
NAPROXEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by arthritis, gout, menstrual cramps, tendinitis, headache, backache, and toothache. Source: National Library of Medicine

254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

28 100
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

194

patients, 16% of all patients

A 29 57
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

O 30 142
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

31 37
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

O 32 85
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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

33 21
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

34 24
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

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

R 35 39
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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

36 29
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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

151

patients, 12% of all patients

A 37 55
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

38 48
CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

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

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

R 38 177
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

40 31
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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

40 35
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

42 27
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

O 43 53
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Source: National Library of Medicine

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

44 115
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

45 28
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

114

patients, 9% of all patients

A 46 49
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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

47 46
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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

47 34
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

49 94
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

R 50 67
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

51 23
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

O 52 102
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

53 22
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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

53 50
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

55 25
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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

56 52
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

57 69
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

57 32
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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

59 41
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

96

patients, 8% of all patients

A 60 112
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

61 36
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

62 109
FLURBIPROFEN 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

63 343
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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

P 64 58
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

65 56
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

66 44
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

67 65
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

Doxycycline is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; Lyme disease; acne; infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems; and anthrax (after inhalational exposure). Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

88

patients, 7% of all patients

A 68 127
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

68 51
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

68 101
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

A 71 110
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

72 116
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

R 73 86
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

74 30
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

A 74 92
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

76 233
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

77 38
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

78 88
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

79 119
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

79 43
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

81 62
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

81 103
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

83 106
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 O 83 111
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

85 93
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

86 129
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

86 33
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

88 84
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

88 105
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

90 26
MORPHINE SULFATE

Morphine is used to relieve... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O 91 230
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

92 113
IMIPRAMINE HCL

Imipramine tablets and caps... +

Imipramine tablets and capsules are used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

R 93 370
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

94 81
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

94 124
PIROXICAM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

96 425
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

97 72
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

98 60
ETODOLAC ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

98 430
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

100 131
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

101 87
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

101 71
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

103 77
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

104 179
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 105 151
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

106 175
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

106 117
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

R 108 191
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

109 68
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

110 64
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

110 136
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

110 186
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

Treats and prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

113 267
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

114 80
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

115 40
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

115 138
CHLORTHALIDONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

117 128
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

118 134
GLYCOPYRROLATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

118 478
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL

Chlorpromazine is used to t... +

Chlorpromazine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions) and other psychotic disorders (conditions that cause difficulty telling the difference between things or ideas that are real and things or ideas that are not real) and to treat the symptoms of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people who have bipolar disorder (manic depressive disorder; a condition that causes episodes of mania, episodes of depression, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 120 303
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 O 120 163
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

122 54
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

122 83
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 124 121
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 125 63
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE

Bisoprolol is used alone or... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

125 135
NADOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 125 314
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

125 79
MIDODRINE HCL

Midodrine hydrochloride tab... +

Midodrine hydrochloride tablets are indicated for the treatment of symptomatic orthostatic hypotension. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 125 362
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. 17, 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.