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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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29,245Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 936

$2.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 936

888 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
50% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

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

Antipsychotics

4% of this provider’s 445 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

35% of this provider’s 888 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

17% of this provider’s 445 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

35% of this provider’s 888 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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

$734K

2012

$1.25M

2013

$1.82M

2014

$2.21M

2015

Number of Claims

13,173

2012

21,633

2013

28,759

2014

29,245

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
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

1,482

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

647

prescriptions.

273

patients, 31% of all patients

10 1 45
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

1,423

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

852

prescriptions.

258

patients, 29% of all patients

2 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

1,412

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

207

patients, 23% of all patients

O 3 7
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

1,318

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

631

prescriptions.

257

patients, 29% of all patients

10 4 71
NIACIN ER

Lowers cholesterol and trig... +

Lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood and treats niacin deficiency (pellagra). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,181

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

274

patients, 31% of all patients

10 5 186
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,069

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

243

patients, 27% of all patients

6 4
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

857

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

162

patients, 18% of all patients

7 3
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

847

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

180

patients, 20% of all patients

8 10
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

723

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

121

patients, 14% of all patients

9 2
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

645

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

140

patients, 16% of all patients

10 82
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Levocetirizine is an antihi... +

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and hives of the skin. Source: National Library of Medicine

601

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

152

patients, 17% of all patients

11 76
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

595

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

122

patients, 14% 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

578

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

143

patients, 16% of all patients

O 13 18
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

543

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

127

patients, 14% of all patients

14 6
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

528

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

107

patients, 12% of all patients

15 20
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

480

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

16 29
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

127

patients, 14% of all patients

17 8
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

18 9
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

19 19
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

20 31
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

300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

21 16
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

22 11
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

282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

23 111
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

271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

24 12
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

25 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

26 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

27 24
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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

28 58
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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

R 29 36
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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

30 28
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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

31 30
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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

32 33
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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

32 107
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE

This is used on the skin or... +

This is used on the skin or in the genital area to cause numbness or loss of feeling before certain medical procedures. Source: National Library of Medicine

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

34 257
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

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

35 15
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

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

35 34
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

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

R 37 88
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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

38 41
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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

39 91
VICTOZA 2-PAK

Used with a diet and exerci... +

Used with a diet and exercise program to control blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

40 313
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

40 13
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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

42 69
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

43 35
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

Treats asthma, allergic reactions, inflammation, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

110

patients, 12% of all patients

44 97
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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

45 67
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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

46 21
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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

46 61
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

48 93
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

48 104
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

50 26
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

50 106
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

52 25
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

53 17
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

54 95
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

R 55 54
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

A 56 188
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

57 77
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P 58 50
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

59 64
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

A 60 90
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

61 43
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

62 164
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

63 49
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

A 64 66
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

64 135
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 96
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

67 37
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

67 103
CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

Treats a circulation problem in which too little blood flows into your leg muscles (intermittent claudication). Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

67 240
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

70 59
LINZESS

Used in adults to treat irr... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

71 165
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

71 39
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

73 100
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

A 74 98
VASCEPA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

75 400
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

76 52
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

77 46
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

78 102
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

79 105
BYETTA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

80 409
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

80 244
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

82 57
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

83 51
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

84 84
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

84 156
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

86 201
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 87 65
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

87 78
GLIPIZIDE XL

Glipizide is used along wit... +

Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, 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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

87 137
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

90 75
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

90 73
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

92 42
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

A 92 47
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

This combination medication is used to treat a variety of inflamed fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

94 202
GLIPIZIDE ER

Glipizide is used along wit... +

Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, 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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

94 162
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 96 144
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

97 127
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 Oct. 5, 2011.
  • 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.