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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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27,233Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 1276

$1.44M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 35 out of 1276

687 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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

3% of this provider’s 564 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

50% of this provider’s 687 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

16% of this provider’s 564 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

37% of this provider’s 687 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

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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

$898K

2012

$959K

2013

$1.32M

2014

$1.44M

2015

Number of Claims

19,633

2012

20,946

2013

25,797

2014

27,233

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,254

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,051

prescriptions.

199

patients, 29% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

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

992

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

895

prescriptions.

123

patients, 18% of all patients

2 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

800

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

687

prescriptions.

124

patients, 18% of all patients

3 1
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

711

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

4 14
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

602

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

5 10
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

511

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

6 11
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

505

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

7 38
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

485

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

124

patients, 18% of all patients

O 8 6
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

485

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

O 8 36
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

482

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

10 5
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

11 9
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

407

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

12 12
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

370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

13 28
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

14 4
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

349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

15 7
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

16 33
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

325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

17 16
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

320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

18 24
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

308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

19 43
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

20 122
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

116

patients, 17% of all patients

21 21
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

298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

21 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

23 19
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

24 25
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

25 50
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

26 18
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

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

27 37
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

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

27 60
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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

29 15
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

30 109
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

30 20
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

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

32 27
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

33 26
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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

34 13
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

35 39
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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

133

patients, 19% of all patients

A 36 159
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

O 37 55
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

195

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

37 29
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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

39 65
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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

R 40 30
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

41 34
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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

42 93
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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

43 61
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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

43 48
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

45 23
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

46 76
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

46 72
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ

The combination of spironol... +

The combination of spironolactone and hydrochlorothiazide, a 'water pill,' is used to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention caused by various conditions, including heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

48 229
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O 48 17
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

48 35
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

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

48 74
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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

52 92
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

53 22
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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

53 45
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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

55 66
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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

56 44
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

A 57 106
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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

58 88
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

58 31
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

60 232
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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

61 80
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE

Hydroxychloroquine is in a ... +

Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of drugs called antimalarials. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

62 256
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

63 83
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

A 64 132
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

65 32
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

65 123
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

67 94
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

68 41
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

69 52
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

70 175
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

71 100
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

A 72 114
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

72 108
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 74 115
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

A 75 90
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

A 76 49
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

Treats gastroesophageal ref... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

77 131
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

R 78 111
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

79 156
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

80 40
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

81 168
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

82 130
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

Treats short-term, medium to medium-severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

O 83 194
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

84 53
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

84 71
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

86 137
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

87 112
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

88 157
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

88 47
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

90 91
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 R 91 68
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

92 54
CHLORTHALIDONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

92 98
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

94 46
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

R 94 89
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

96 59
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

97 58
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

This combination medication is used to treat a variety of inflamed fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

97 211
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

99 63
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

100 82
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

101 81
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 101 99
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

101 124
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

The combination of benazepr... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 104 172
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

105 51
SOTALOL

Treats an irregular heartbe... +

Treats an irregular heartbeat. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

106 320
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL

Nortriptyline is used to tr... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

106 203
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 P 106 73
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

109 64
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

110 42
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 R 110 129
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 112 87
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

Treats fungal infections in the skin, throat, urinary tract, and lungs. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

113 237
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

Digox (digoxin) is used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 R 114 193
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) caused by congestive heart failure, kidney disease, or liver disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 114 155
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

114 154
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

117 78
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.

<11 118 151
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 Jan. 13, 2014.
  • 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.