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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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29,653Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 350

$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 350

841 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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 Mississippi
lower than average

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 778 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

20% of this provider’s 841 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

16% of this provider’s 778 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 14%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 841 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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

$1.23M

2012

$1.36M

2013

$1.36M

2014

$1.37M

2015

Number of Claims

27,286

2012

29,758

2013

29,867

2014

29,653

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
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

1,439

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,367

prescriptions.

213

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

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

1,376

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,288

prescriptions.

202

patients, 24% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,271

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,207

prescriptions.

193

patients, 23% of all patients

3 5
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

917

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

838

prescriptions.

168

patients, 20% of all patients

4 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

904

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

826

prescriptions.

148

patients, 18% of all patients

5 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

737

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

678

prescriptions.

108

patients, 13% of all patients

6 3
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

683

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

7 16
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

661

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

109

patients, 13% of all patients

8 6
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

619

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

9 12
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

501

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

10 11
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

466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

11 9
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

12 14
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

438

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

13 94
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

438

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

O 13 22
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

432

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

15 40
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

423

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

16 69
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

420

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

17 23
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

18 57
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

19 26
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

368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

20 13
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

21 49
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

346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

22 15
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

331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

23 43
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

24 19
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

25 33
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

290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

26 42
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

27 24
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE

Bisoprolol is used alone or... +

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

278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

28 223
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

O 29 7
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

247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

30 50
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

31 46
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

32 86
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

33 59
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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

34 31
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

35 10
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

36 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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

37 28
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

38 25
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

39 17
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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

40 45
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

41 20
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

R 42 64
MONTELUKAST SODIUM

Montelukast is used to prev... +

Montelukast is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing caused by asthma. Source: National Library of Medicine

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

43 34
INDAPAMIDE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

44 160
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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

45 53
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

46 27
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

47 32
RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat... +

Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus); and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

48 35
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

49 39
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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

R 50 36
VALSARTAN

Valsartan is used alone or ... +

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

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

51 58
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

52 51
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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

53 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

54 38
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

55 81
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

56 174
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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

57 21
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

58 52
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

59 98
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

59 71
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

59 79
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 54
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

63 70
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER

Propranolol is used to trea... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 234
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

65 29
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used to treat high blood pr... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

66 231
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

67 44
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 68 66
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

68 55
NIFEDICAL XL

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

70 171
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

71 84
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

71 164
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

73 48
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

R 74 82
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

75 115
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

75 47
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

77 88
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 78 85
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

79 112
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

80 80
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

81 130
RALOXIFENE HCL

Raloxifene is used to preve... +

Raloxifene is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (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). Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 81 142
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

Used with proper diet and exercise to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

81 127
VESICARE

Solifenacin is used to trea... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

84 120
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

84 91
WELCHOL

Used together with diet and... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

86 177
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

87 41
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

88 199
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

88 110
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

90 60
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

91 139
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 92 140
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 93 90
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 R 94 220
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

A 95 95
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 95 75
VICTOZA 3-PAK

Used to treat a type of dia... +

Used to treat a type of diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes) called type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

97 293
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 98 113
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

98 97
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 100 96
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 100 228
JANUMET XR

This combination is used to... +

This combination is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

102 260
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 102 180
CARTIA XT

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 104 249
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 105 76
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

54

prescriptions.

<11 105 123
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

Treats problems with urination caused by an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 107 252
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 108 93
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 108 103
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

108 56
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 111 132
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. 17, 2008.
  • 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.