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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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29,639Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 679

$1.81M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 679

1,021 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% 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 South Carolina
lower than average

Antipsychotics

6% of this provider’s 812 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

39% of this provider’s 1,021 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

17% of this provider’s 812 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

31% of this provider’s 1,021 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $76 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.23M

2012

$1.21M

2013

$1.38M

2014

$1.81M

2015

Number of Claims

17,771

2012

19,132

2013

22,284

2014

29,639

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,128

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

802

prescriptions.

193

patients, 19% of all patients

1 3
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

988

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

729

prescriptions.

149

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
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

902

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

777

prescriptions.

123

patients, 12% of all patients

3 2
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

811

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

144

patients, 14% of all patients

4 5
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

795

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

117

patients, 11% of all patients

5 12
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

765

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

118

patients, 12% of all patients

6 4
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

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

590

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

7 10
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

554

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

8 9
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

330

prescriptions.

140

patients, 14% of all patients

O 9 7
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

516

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

10 6
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

474

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

11 13
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

424

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

12 22
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

422

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

115

patients, 11% of all patients

O 13 17
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

375

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

14 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

15 24
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

369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

16 27
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

17 16
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

367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

17 31
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

19 20
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

349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

20 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

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

348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

21 15
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

22 19
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

328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

23 50
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

282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

R 24 23
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

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

25 36
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

270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

26 11
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

27 47
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

256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

28 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

29 18
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

O 30 45
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

247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

31 43
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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

32 14
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

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

153

patients, 15% of all patients

A 33 129
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

34 37
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

34 93
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

36 41
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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

37 38
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

38 35
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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

39 39
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

40 55
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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

41 33
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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

42 87
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

42 21
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

44 74
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

45 111
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

46 28
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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

47 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

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

P 48 78
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

A 49 68
ALENDRONATE SODIUM

Alendronate is used to trea... +

Alendronate is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (''change of life,'' end of menstrual periods) and to treat osteoporosis in men. Source: National Library of Medicine

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

50 54
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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

51 60
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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

52 64
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

R 53 81
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

54 42
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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

R 54 118
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

56 95
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

57 32
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

58 96
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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

59 46
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

60 59
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

61 62
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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

62 164
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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

63 77
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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

63 61
GENERLAC 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

65 333
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

66 105
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

67 29
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

68 103
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

69 66
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

69 71
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

71 34
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

72 51
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

73 75
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

73 201
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

75 92
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

76 83
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL

Nortriptyline is used to tr... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

77 249
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

77 88
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

79 192
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

80 30
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O 80 69
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

80 157
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

83 141
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

84 154
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

A R 85 170
PREVACID 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

85 353
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

85 136
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

85 82
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

Morphine (extended release) is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O 89 125
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

90 130
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

91 40
JANTOVEN

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

91 267
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

93 73
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

82

prescriptions.

<11 94 153
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P 95 104
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

96 110
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

97 67
TAMIFLU

Used in the treatment of th... +

Used in the treatment of the infection caused by the flu virus (influenza A and influenza B). Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

98 271
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

A 99 80
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

Treats fungal infections in the skin, throat, urinary tract, and lungs. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

100 259
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

101 72
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

101 138
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

103 134
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

A 103 116
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

105 108
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

106 97
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 107 177
ONDANSETRON HCL*

Ondansetron is used to prev... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

107 215
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 109 147
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

110 63
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 111 84
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 112 178
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

A 113 106
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 114 115
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 114 143
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

116 57
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

117 56
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

Treats gastroesophageal ref... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

117 107
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

A 119 128
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

120 140
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 120 52
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

122 65
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

The combination of benazepr... +

The combination of benazepril and hydrochlorothiazide is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 122 183
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

124 219
CEFTRIAXONE*

Treats infections caused by... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

A 124 429
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

26

prescriptions.

<11 124 139
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 Sept. 17, 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.