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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,864Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 36 out of 3110

$2.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 34 out of 3110

1,079 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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 Texas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

6% of this provider’s 1,037 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

32% of this provider’s 1,079 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

24% of this provider’s 1,037 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

21% of this provider’s 1,079 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$80 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $84 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$967K

2012

$1.72M

2013

$2.12M

2014

$2.39M

2015

Number of Claims

13,508

2012

20,768

2013

25,532

2014

29,864

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

1,499

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,434

prescriptions.

259

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,417

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,374

prescriptions.

295

patients, 27% of all patients

2 3
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,016

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

983

prescriptions.

225

patients, 21% of all patients

3 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

942

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

912

prescriptions.

179

patients, 17% of all patients

4 16
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

907

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

882

prescriptions.

188

patients, 17% of all patients

5 2
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

806

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

782

prescriptions.

150

patients, 14% of all patients

6 9
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

542

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

117

patients, 11% of all patients

7 8
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

504

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

107

patients, 10% of all patients

8 10
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

439

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

9 4
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

433

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

10 7
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

418

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

11 26
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

379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

12 15
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

378

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

13 20
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

141

patients, 13% of all patients

O 14 12
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

367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

15 37
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

360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

16 24
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

17 27
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

325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

R 18 36
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

19 152
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

20 104
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

309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

21 22
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

287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

22 39
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

279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

23 19
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

277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

24 14
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

271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

25 67
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

262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

26 95
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

27 25
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

28 17
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

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

29 32
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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

30 6
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

31 29
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

32 43
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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

33 41
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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

P 34 57
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

35 35
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

36 21
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

36 68
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

O 38 11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

39 40
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

40 44
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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

41 18
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

42 30
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

43 72
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

44 94
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

45 42
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

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

46 88
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

47 38
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

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

48 13
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

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

49 76
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

50 110
VYTORIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

51 235
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

52 59
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

53 71
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

54 92
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

O 55 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

56 23
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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

57 78
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

58 49
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

59 89
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

60 157
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

60 140
PREMARIN

Estrogens are female hormon... +

Estrogens are female hormones. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

R 62 186
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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

63 58
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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

63 105
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE

Used to treat symptoms of l... +

Used to treat symptoms of low testosterone in men who do not produce enough natural testosterone. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

65 311
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Levocetirizine is an antihi... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

66 109
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

A 67 54
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

A 68 56
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

Helps control blood sugar levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 69 131
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

69 50
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

69 106
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

R 72 203
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

72 28
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

74 117
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

75 79
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

R 75 133
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

77 63
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

78 75
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

78 83
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

80 66
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

80 85
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

80 98
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

A 83 156
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

83 33
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

85 187
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

86 139
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

87 153
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

88 254
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

89 55
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

89 126
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 91 265
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

92 102
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

93 121
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

R 93 145
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

95 209
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

96 97
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

97 150
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

97 69
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

99 141
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

R 99 287
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

R 101 130
VERAPAMIL ER

Verapamil is used to treat ... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

102 149
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

Treats gastroesophageal ref... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

103 169
JANUMET

This is a combination drug ... +

This is a combination drug containing metformin and sitagliptin and is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

104 151
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

104 51
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

106 61
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

106 48
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 108 116
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 P 108 280
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

108 31
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

111 127
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL

The combination of albutero... +

The combination of albuterol and ipratropium is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

112 118
NUEDEXTA

Used to treat pseudobulbar ... +

Used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA; a condition of sudden, frequent outbursts of crying or laughing that can not be controlled) in people with certain conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease; condition in which the nerves that control muscle movement slowly die, causing the muscles to shrink and weaken) or multiple sclerosis (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). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 113 148
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 114 192
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

114 113
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.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

A R 116 160
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

116 65
NYAMYC

Used to treat fungal infect... +

Used to treat fungal infections of the skin, mouth, vagina, and intestinal tract. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

116 512
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

116 80
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

120 119
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 121 251
MULTAQ

Treats heart rhythm problem... +

Treats heart rhythm problems in patients who have a history of atrial fibrillation. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 121 621
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

123 171
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. 20, 2015.
  • 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.