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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,126Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 1758

$864K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 92 out of 1758

738 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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 Virginia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 601 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

30% of this provider’s 738 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

16% of this provider’s 601 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 11%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 738 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$778K

2012

$809K

2013

$874K

2014

$864K

2015

Number of Claims

18,759

2012

19,932

2013

20,965

2014

21,126

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
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

1,056

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

935

prescriptions.

233

patients, 32% of all patients

1 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

927

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

820

prescriptions.

175

patients, 24% of all patients

2 4
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

817

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

733

prescriptions.

155

patients, 21% of all patients

3 1
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

673

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

114

patients, 15% of all patients

4 3
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

639

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

133

patients, 18% of all patients

5 8
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

558

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

6 16
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

513

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

7 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

489

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

8 18
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

455

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

9 2
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

454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

10 7
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

11 5
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

371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

12 56
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

352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

13 49
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

14 20
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

326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

15 13
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

O 16 148
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

294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

17 11
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

280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

18 52
VERAPAMIL ER

Verapamil is used to treat ... +

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

266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

19 123
NAPROXEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by arthritis, gout, menstrual cramps, tendinitis, headache, backache, and toothache. Source: National Library of Medicine

262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

20 92
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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

21 12
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

22 23
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

23 25
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

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

24 19
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

25 36
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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

26 73
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

O 27 14
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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

R 27 45
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

29 32
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

R 30 75
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

31 76
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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

32 21
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

33 10
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

34 51
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

Treats short-term, medium to medium-severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

O 35 206
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

O 35 17
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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

37 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

38 28
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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

39 22
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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

40 40
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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

41 104
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

42 62
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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

43 67
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

44 24
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

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

45 83
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

A 46 106
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

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

46 26
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

109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

48 57
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

49 27
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

50 65
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

50 33
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 109
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

A 53 79
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

54 93
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

O 55 43
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

A 56 47
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

57 64
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

57 15
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 30
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

57 38
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

57 63
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

62 122
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 34
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 35
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

64 42
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

66 77
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 112
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

68 128
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

69 82
MECLIZINE HCL

Meclizine is used to preven... +

Meclizine is used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

69 119
CAPTOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 346
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

72 164
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

73 53
KLOR-CON 10

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 239
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 75 160
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

76 31
INDAPAMIDE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 166
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 P 78 48
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 78 99
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 80 174
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 81 137
CHLORTHALIDONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 82 107
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

82 141
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 82 110
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

A 85 133
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 85 98
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

R 87 116
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 87 87
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 Nov. 24, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.