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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Critical Care Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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39,619Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 38

$1.86M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 38

786 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Texas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

21% of this provider’s 676 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

28% of this provider’s 786 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

124 of this provider’s 676 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug.

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Opioids

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

262 of this provider’s 786 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 47%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $275 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

50 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$1.88M

2012

$2M

2013

$2.14M

2014

$1.86M

2015

Number of Claims

30,650

2012

35,015

2013

38,966

2014

39,619

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,602

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,418

prescriptions.

166

patients, 21% of all patients

1 8
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,402

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,298

prescriptions.

151

patients, 19% of all patients

2 10
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

1,399

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,258

prescriptions.

138

patients, 18% of all patients

3 9
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,363

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,244

prescriptions.

133

patients, 17% of all patients

4 7
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,142

prescriptions.

116

patients, 15% of all patients

5 15
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

1,153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,034

prescriptions.

153

patients, 19% of all patients

6 13
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

1,031

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

999

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

7 17
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

925

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

893

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

8 22
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

826

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

782

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

9 12
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

747

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

649

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

10 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

737

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

650

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

11 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

718

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

12 20
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

715

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

13 28
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

637

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

14 29
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

607

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

143

patients, 18% of all patients

O 15 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

568

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

16 37
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

567

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

17 25
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

551

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

P 18 38
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

535

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

19 35
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

530

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

20 30
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

515

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

21 26
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

506

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

22 24
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

487

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

23 40
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

447

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

24 42
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

447

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

24 34
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

439

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

26 43
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

437

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

27 18
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

430

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

28 39
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

383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

29 47
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

30 52
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

334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

31 27
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

326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

32 45
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

P 33 58
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

321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

34 41
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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

35 50
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

Latanoprost ophthalmic is used to treat glaucoma (a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision) and ocular hypertension (a condition which causes increased pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

36 75
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

247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

37 55
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

38 32
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

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

39 79
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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

40 80
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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

41 82
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

42 68
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

O 43 36
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

R 43 83
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

192

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

45 48
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

189

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

46 70
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

188

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

47 66
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

186

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

48 87
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

185

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

49 88
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

183

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

P 50 89
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

178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

51 54
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

51 90
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

173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

53 46
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

54 92
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

55 94
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

56 70
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 57 100
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

58 102
NUEDEXTA

Used to treat pseudobulbar ... +

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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

59 103
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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

60 66
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

61 108
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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

62 109
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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

63 110
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

64 112
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

65 11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL

The combination of albutero... +

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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

66 115
PHENYTOIN

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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 67 116
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

R 67 116
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

114

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

69 2
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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

69 92
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

71 119
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER

Tolterodine is used treat o... +

Tolterodine is used 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) to relieve urinary difficulties, including frequent urination and inability to control urination. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

72 121
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 73 122
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

74 91
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE

Ophthalmic brimonidine is u... +

Ophthalmic brimonidine is used to lower pressure in the eyes in patients who have glaucoma (high pressure in the eyes that may damage nerves and cause vision loss) and ocular hypertension (pressure in the eyes that is higher than normal but not high enough to cause vision loss). Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

75 126
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

76 128
OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 129
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

O 77 62
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

A 79 23
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 80 130
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

81 74
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

81 131
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 81 60
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

R 84 44
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

85 73
AGGRENOX

Used to prevent strokes in ... +

Used to prevent strokes in patients with blood flow disorders or a history of blood clots. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

86 132
RENVELA

Lowers the amount of phosph... +

Lowers the amount of phosphorus in blood of patients receiving kidney dialysis. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

87 135
CHLORTHALIDONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 88 137
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

88 3
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

90 104
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 91 138
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

91 64
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 91 138
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 94 140
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 94 140
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

94 140
RIVASTIGMINE*

Used to treat mild to moder... +

Used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss and mental changes) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

97 143
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

98 51
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 99 81
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

99 1
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 99 101
NOVOLIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

99 144
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

103 57
NITROFURANTOIN

Treats or prevents urinary ... +

Treats or prevents urinary tract infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 A R 104 149
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

R 104 149
TRAVATAN Z

Reduces pressure inside the... +

Reduces pressure inside the eye that is caused by glaucoma or ocular hypertension (high blood pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 106 152
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A 106 85
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

108 107
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

108 56
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

108 153
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 108 106
TIMOLOL MALEATE

Ophthalmic timolol is used ... +

Ophthalmic timolol is used to treat glaucoma, a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 112 154
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

113 113
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL

The combination of dorzolam... +

The combination of dorzolamide and timolol is used to treat eye conditions, including glaucoma and ocular hypertension, in which increased pressure can lead to a gradual loss of vision. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

113 155
TRIMETHOPRIM

Treats urinary tract infect... +

Treats urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 A 115 156
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE

Bethanechol is used to reli... +

Bethanechol is used to relieve difficulties in urinating caused by surgery, drugs, or other factors. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 115 156
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 R 117 158
HUMULIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

118 159
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

119 78
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 120 163
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

120 94
URSODIOL

Dissolves certain kinds of ... +

Dissolves certain kinds of gallstones in the body when they cannot be removed by surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 122 164
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

123 166
MYRBETRIQ

Used to treat overactive bl... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 123 166
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 123 166
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

A R 126 170
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 126 170
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

128 173
CLONIDINE

Used alone or together with... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 129 175
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 129 111
ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

129 94
MIDODRINE HCL

Midodrine hydrochloride tab... +

Midodrine hydrochloride tablets are indicated for the treatment of symptomatic orthostatic hypotension. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 132 180
HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

Hydroxyzine is used to relieve the itching caused by allergies and to control the nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

R 132 180
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 132 180
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 135 124
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

136 187
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 137 190
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

137 5
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 137 190
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

137 119
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM

Used to prevent deep venous... +

Used to prevent deep venous thrombosis, a condition in which harmful blood clots form in the blood vessels of the legs. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

141 192
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 142 76
PROTONIX 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 142 195
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 Dec. 10, 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.