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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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27,640Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 711

$1.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 44 out of 711

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

67% 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 Louisiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

5% of this provider’s 348 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Antibiotics

57% of this provider’s 532 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

29% of this provider’s 348 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

55% of this provider’s 532 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

52 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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

$1.03M

2012

$1.13M

2013

$1.27M

2014

$1.39M

2015

Number of Claims

19,931

2012

22,465

2013

25,120

2014

27,640

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

1,295

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

716

prescriptions.

213

patients, 40% of all patients

O 1 9
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

621

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

96

patients, 18% of all patients

2 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

617

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

95

patients, 18% of all patients

3 1
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

615

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

116

patients, 22% of all patients

4 7
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

597

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

114

patients, 21% of all patients

5 6
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

560

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

149

patients, 28% of all patients

6 99
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

523

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

120

patients, 23% of all patients

O 7 20
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

488

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

8 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

480

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

9 12
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

462

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

10 2
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

11 11
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

411

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

12 21
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

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

404

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

13 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

401

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

14 10
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

391

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

15 15
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

16 4
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

17 22
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

319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

18 92
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

319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

18 31
CEFADROXIL 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

161

patients, 30% of all patients

A 20 267
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

20 44
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

22 3
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

302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

23 13
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

24 8
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

278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

24 60
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

267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

26 17
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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

27 14
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

28 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

96

patients, 18% of all patients

29 29
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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

30 27
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

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

31 66
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

31 131
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

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

33 35
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

34 40
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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

35 39
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

36 65
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

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

37 42
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

O 38 70
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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

39 30
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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

40 34
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

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

108

patients, 20% of all patients

A 41 78
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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

R 42 38
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

43 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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

R 44 98
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O 45 116
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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 46 172
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

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

47 32
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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

47 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

49 37
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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

50 144
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

51 51
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

51 26
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

53 62
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

53 108
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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

55 50
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

R 56 72
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

57 28
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE

The combination is used as ... +

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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 214
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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

59 36
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

60 103
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

61 23
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

62 46
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

63 75
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

63 77
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

65 33
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

65 106
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 95
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

67 101
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

R 67 161
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

70 81
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

70 74
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

72 150
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 72 48
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

74 57
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 24
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

A 76 68
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

77 138
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

77 137
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 R 79 213
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

80 73
SOTALOL

Treats an irregular heartbe... +

Treats an irregular heartbeat. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

81 212
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

82 118
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

83 25
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

84 82
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 85 165
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

85 79
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 87 84
LINZESS

Used in adults to treat irr... +

Used in adults to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C; a condition that causes stomach pain or cramps, bloating, and infrequent or difficult passage of stools) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC; difficult or infrequent passage of stools that lasts for 3 months or longer and is not caused by a disease or a medication). Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

88 166
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

88 54
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

88 80
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

91 71
AMITIZA

Treats certain types of lon... +

Treats certain types of long-term constipation by helping you have a bowel movement. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

91 141
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

93 123
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

A 93 149
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

95 200
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

95 156
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

97 273
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

A 97 52
ONDANSETRON ODT

Used to prevent nausea and ... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

99 321
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

99 153
DILTIAZEM HCL

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

99 264
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

102 64
LANSOPRAZOLE

Treats stomach ulcers, gast... +

Treats stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

103 238
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH

Dexamethasone reduces the i... +

Dexamethasone reduces the irritation, redness, burning, and swelling of eye caused by chemicals, heat, radiation, infection, allergy, or foreign bodies in the eye. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

104 426
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 105 58
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

106 228
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

106 158
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

R 108 129
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

108 113
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 108 87
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE

Treats diarrhea. +

Treats diarrhea. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

111 233
METHADONE HCL

Methadone is used to reliev... +

Methadone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain that has not been relieved by non-narcotic pain relievers. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 O 111 271
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 111 104
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 114 136
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 115 145
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 116 347
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 116 59
METRONIDAZOLE*

Used to treat serious bacte... +

Used to treat serious bacterial infections in different areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

A 116 329
PREMARIN

Estrogens are female hormon... +

Estrogens are female hormones. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 R 116 184
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 R 120 175
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 120 150
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 122 89
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 123 132
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 123 83
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

123 155
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

126 195
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE

Treats anxiety, tension, ne... +

Treats anxiety, tension, nervousness, nausea, vomiting, allergies, skin rash, hives, and itching. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

R 127 356
COUMADIN

Helps to prevent new blood ... +

Helps to prevent new blood clots from forming, and helps to keep existing blood clots from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 127 332
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 March 18, 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.