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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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36,608Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 1031

$2.38M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 1031

1,242 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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 911 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

48% of this provider’s 1,242 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 38%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

13% of this provider’s 911 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

33% of this provider’s 1,242 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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

$2.28M

2012

$2.66M

2013

$2.74M

2014

$2.38M

2015

Number of Claims

35,345

2012

39,960

2013

39,737

2014

36,608

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

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

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

A

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

P

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

R

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

10

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

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

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

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

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

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

1,228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,013

prescriptions.

178

patients, 14% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,181

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

865

prescriptions.

229

patients, 18% of all patients

2 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

1,012

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

694

prescriptions.

263

patients, 21% of all patients

O 3 1
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

927

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

615

prescriptions.

151

patients, 12% of all patients

4 2
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

830

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

132

patients, 11% of all patients

5 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

783

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

154

patients, 12% of all patients

6 6
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

754

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

143

patients, 12% of all patients

7 8
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

711

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

128

patients, 10% of all patients

8 4
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

658

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

125

patients, 10% of all patients

9 9
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

623

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

132

patients, 11% of all patients

10 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

601

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

116

patients, 9% of all patients

11 12
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

580

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

99

patients, 8% of all patients

12 19
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

562

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

102

patients, 8% of all patients

13 13
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

550

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

115

patients, 9% of all patients

14 10
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

548

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

15 18
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

528

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

93

patients, 7% of all patients

16 22
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

523

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

93

patients, 7% of all patients

17 7
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

421

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

302

patients, 24% of all patients

A 18 45
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

415

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

19 32
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

409

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

20 48
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

21 11
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

22 21
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

361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

23 27
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

358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

254

patients, 20% of all patients

24 80
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

25 33
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

332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

25 28
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

319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

27 17
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

318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

28 44
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

313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

29 23
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

310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

30 92
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

304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

31 39
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

O 32 14
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

293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

33 37
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

282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

34 20
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

35 110
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

36 35
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

37 87
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

38 25
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

39 31
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

40 76
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

41 53
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

42 24
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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

43 70
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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

44 90
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

45 15
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

46 64
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

47 40
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

144

patients, 12% of all patients

A 48 67
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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

49 42
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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

49 38
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

51 119
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

177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

P 52 57
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

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

53 47
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

P 54 109
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

97

patients, 8% of all patients

55 84
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

O 56 107
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

57 46
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

57 36
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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

59 129
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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

60 43
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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

60 78
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

62 58
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

63 26
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL

Nortriptyline is used to tr... +

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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

63 183
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

63 66
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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

R 66 34
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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

66 142
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

68 73
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

Dicyclomine is used to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

69 149
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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

70 77
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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

71 108
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

104

patients, 8% of all patients

A 72 55
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

73 56
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

R 73 135
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

73 79
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

76 41
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

77 49
INDAPAMIDE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

78 172
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

79 115
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

80 112
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

81 71
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

82 94
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

A 82 117
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

A 82 91
MYRBETRIQ

Used to treat overactive bl... +

Used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

85 339
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

85 121
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

O 87 50
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

87 131
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

89

patients, 7% of all patients

A 87 96
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

87 65
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

91 59
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

92 145
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

93 101
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

94 83
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

95 74
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

95 81
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

97 61
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

A 97 52
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

99 60
INVOKANA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (condition in which blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally). Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

100 173
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

101 103
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

101 126
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

101 190
METHOCARBAMOL

Treats muscle pain and spas... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

R 104 147
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

105 86
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

A 105 72
ONDANSETRON HCL*

Ondansetron is used to prev... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

107 113
VESICARE

Solifenacin is used to trea... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

108 163
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

108 75
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

110 125
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

111 116
BREO ELLIPTA

Treats asthma in patients n... +

Treats asthma in patients not adequately controlled a long-term asthma medicine and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

112 425
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

Phenytoin is used to control certain type of seizures, and to treat and prevent seizures that may begin during or after surgery to the brain or nervous system. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

113 148
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

114 95
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

114 191
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 114 141
WELCHOL

Used together with diet and... +

Used together with diet and exercise to lower cholesterol levels in the blood and to treat type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 117 236
GLIPIZIDE ER

Glipizide is used along wit... +

Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

118 111
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE

Treats diarrhea. +

Treats diarrhea. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

118 232
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

118 30
ETODOLAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

121 195
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

122 118
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

123 165
PRADAXA

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) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 123 285
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

O 123 106
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

126 134
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

127 158
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

128 133
FORTEO 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 128 453
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

128 54
HYDROCORTISONE VALERATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

131 460
KLOR-CON 10

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

132 221
FELODIPINE ER

Felodipine is used to treat... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 132 242
CHLORTHALIDONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 134 151
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

135 144
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

135 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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 135 88
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 138 170
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

139 154
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

Nitrofurantoinis used to treat urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

A R 140 176
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

R 140 97
KLOR-CON 8 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

142 363
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 143 138
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

143 98
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

143 224
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 Dec. 16, 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.