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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,700Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 1276

$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 46 out of 1276

643 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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 South Carolina
lower than average

Antipsychotics

4% of this provider’s 482 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

63% of this provider’s 643 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

33% of this provider’s 482 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

51% of this provider’s 643 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$944K

2012

$1.07M

2013

$1.38M

2014

$1.37M

2015

Number of Claims

18,990

2012

23,406

2013

27,697

2014

27,700

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
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

1,391

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

728

prescriptions.

205

patients, 32% of all patients

1 14
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

1,044

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

818

prescriptions.

151

patients, 23% of all patients

2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

1,010

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

186

patients, 29% of all patients

O 3 6
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

735

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

133

patients, 21% of all patients

4 10
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

726

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

109

patients, 17% of all patients

5 5
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

595

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

101

patients, 16% of all patients

6 7
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

587

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

O 7 36
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

553

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

8 1
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

511

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

104

patients, 16% of all patients

9 24
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

470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

10 15
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

O 11 55
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

438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

12 8
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

437

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

13 11
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

413

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

14 12
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

398

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

15 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

395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

16 16
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

17 20
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

372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

R 18 30
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

152

patients, 24% of all patients

19 39
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

355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

150

patients, 23% of all patients

A 20 90
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

21 3
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

22 9
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

23 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

24 19
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

O 25 17
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

254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

26 29
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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

27 28
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

28 123
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

29 64
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

119

patients, 19% of all patients

A 30 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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

31 53
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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

32 13
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

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

33 44
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

34 50
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

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

34 108
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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

36 62
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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

37 43
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

38 22
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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

39 51
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

40 23
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

A 41 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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

42 45
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

A 43 49
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

A 43 145
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

43 33
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

46 35
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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

47 48
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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

48 41
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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

49 37
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

50 32
CEFDINIR

Treats certain types of ski... +

Treats certain types of skin infections, throat infections, and lung infections, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, or tonsillitis. Source: National Library of Medicine

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

A 51 159
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

51 26
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

Replaces estrogen that decreases with menopause or removal of the ovaries. Source: National Library of Medicine

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

R 53 129
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

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

54 27
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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

R 55 111
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

56 34
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

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

56 42
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

R 58 68
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

59 76
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

59 65
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

59 74
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

62 61
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

Treats mild to moderate pain and help relieve symptoms of arthritis (e. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

62 91
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

64 80
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

65 58
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE

The combination is used as ... +

The combination is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

65 148
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

67 144
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

67 38
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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

69 84
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

70 79
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE

Treats diarrhea. +

Treats diarrhea. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

70 294
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

72 70
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

73 18
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 176
CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

R 74 160
PREMARIN

Estrogens are female hormon... +

Estrogens are female hormones. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

R 74 238
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

R 77 218
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

78 97
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

79 100
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

79 94
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

81 25
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

81 175
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

83 40
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

83 21
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

A 85 106
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

R 86 89
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

86 54
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

88 128
GLYBURIDE

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

R 89 265
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

89 133
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

91 82
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

91 117
ACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes labialis (col... +

Treats herpes labialis (cold sores). Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

93 322
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM

Treats anxiety, trouble sle... +

Treats anxiety, trouble sleeping, symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, and certain types of epilepsy (seizures). Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

94 189
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

95 88
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

95 134
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 97 157
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE

Sumatriptan is used to trea... +

Sumatriptan is used to treat the symptoms of migraine headaches (severe, throbbing headaches that sometimes is accompanied by nausea or sensitivity to sound and light). Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 98 279
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

A 99 104
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve tension headaches. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

R 99 252
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

101 52
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

Treats gastroesophageal ref... +

Treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and a damaged esophagus. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

102 131
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

The combination of benazepr... +

The combination of benazepril and hydrochlorothiazide is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

102 172
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

104 102
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

104 110
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

106 46
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 107 87
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 107 71
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

107 59
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

110 204
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 110 197
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 110 125
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 113 103
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

114 96
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

115 63
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 115 207
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 117 146
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

117 347
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

117 149
NITROFURANTOIN

Treats or prevents urinary ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

A R 120 272
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 Nov. 22, 2016.
  • 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.