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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,474Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 58

$850K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 58

255 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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 Tennessee
lower than average

Antipsychotics

19% of this provider’s 216 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 7%.

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Antibiotics

45% of this provider’s 255 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 38%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

30% of this provider’s 216 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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Opioids

45% of this provider’s 255 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$27 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

123 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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

$1.01M

2012

$1.11M

2013

$1.02M

2014

$850K

2015

Number of Claims

20,535

2012

27,855

2013

29,894

2014

31,474

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
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

1,901

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,797

prescriptions.

34

patients, 13% of all patients

1 13
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

1,603

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,417

prescriptions.

58

patients, 23% of all patients

2 30
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,561

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,329

prescriptions.

71

patients, 28% of all patients

3 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

1,392

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,212

prescriptions.

65

patients, 25% of all patients

4 8
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

1,354

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,325

prescriptions.

64

patients, 25% of all patients

5 2
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

982

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

845

prescriptions.

41

patients, 16% of all patients

6 36
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

961

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

41

patients, 16% of all patients

7 31
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

866

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

730

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

8 5
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

840

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

716

prescriptions.

45

patients, 18% of all patients

9 6
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

733

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

36

patients, 14% of all patients

10 9
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

685

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

11 16
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

682

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

41

patients, 16% of all patients

12 26
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

586

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

32

patients, 13% of all patients

13 21
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

536

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

14 79
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

532

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

41

patients, 16% of all patients

15 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

527

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

72

patients, 28% of all patients

O 16 4
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

503

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

P 17 43
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

465

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

18 10
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

462

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

19 17
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

454

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

20 23
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

P 21 63
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

380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

21 20
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

23 1
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

24 15
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

25 75
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

306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

P 26 32
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

R 27 94
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

279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

28 46
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

267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

29 49
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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

30 11
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

47

patients, 18% of all patients

31 28
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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

32 55
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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

<11 33 50
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

<11 34 56
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

<11 35 77
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

36 14
GALANTAMINE HBR

Galantamine is used to trea... +

Galantamine is used to treat the symptoms of 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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 36 127
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

<11 38 34
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

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

<11 39 45
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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

40 29
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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

40 100
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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

42 22
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

O 43 37
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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

44 71
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

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

45 121
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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

<11 46 51
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

47 104
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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

<11 48 90
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

49 12
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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 50 118
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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

<11 51 95
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11 52 60
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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

<11 53 129
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

<11 54 141
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

<11 55 101
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 55 39
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

<11 57 72
KLOR-CON M10

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

58 175
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

58 27
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 60 107
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

<11 61 57
KLOR-CON M20

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

62 131
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

63 96
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11 O 64 162
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

65 52
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11 66 62
NOVOLIN N

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 67 231
ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

Albuterol is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways). Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

67 164
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM

Fosinopril is used alone or... +

Fosinopril 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

84

prescriptions.

<11 69 154
NOVOLIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

70 234
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 71 19
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

34

patients, 13% of all patients

A R 72 168
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 73 135
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

74 235
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

R 75 47
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 R 76 117
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 77 122
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

77 65
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

A 79 68
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 80 132
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 81 146
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 81 98
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

83 124
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 84 109
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 85 252
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

A 86 191
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 86 42
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

88 254
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 R 89 151
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

A 89 173
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 91 61
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

Pramipexole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 91 257
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

O 93 33
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

A 94 84
AMLODIPINE-ATORVASTATIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 95 267
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 96 24
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

A 96 194
QUINAPRIL HCL

Quinapril is used alone or ... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 96 211
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 96 142
FELODIPINE ER

Felodipine is used to treat... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 96 268
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 96 160
PILOCARPINE HCL

Pilocarpine is used to trea... +

Pilocarpine is used to treat dry mouth caused by radiotherapy in people with head and neck cancer and to treat dry mouth in people with Sjogren's syndrome (a condition that affects the immune system and causes dryness of certain parts of the body such as the eyes and mouth). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 96 268
PROPAFENONE HCL

Propafenone is used to trea... +

Propafenone is used to treat arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) and to maintain a normal heart rate. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 96 268
CAPTOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 96 268
PENTASA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 96 268
THIORIDAZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P R 106 275
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 106 126
DEXILANT

Treats erosive esophagitis,... +

Treats erosive esophagitis, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other conditions caused by too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 106 154
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 109 59
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Feb. 19, 2009.
  • 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.