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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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41,309Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 546

$1.66M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 546

1,062 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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 Florida
lower than average

Antipsychotics

1% of this provider’s 958 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Antibiotics

23% of this provider’s 1,062 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

7% of this provider’s 958 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

8% of this provider’s 1,062 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$1.09M

2012

$1.43M

2013

$1.48M

2014

$1.66M

2015

Number of Claims

26,987

2012

32,747

2013

37,036

2014

41,309

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
VITAMIN D2 2,647

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

2,418

prescriptions.

353

patients, 33% of all patients

10 1 42
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

2,102

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,954

prescriptions.

314

patients, 30% of all patients

2 1
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

2,074

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,922

prescriptions.

314

patients, 30% of all patients

3 4
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

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

1,114

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,066

prescriptions.

169

patients, 16% of all patients

4 5
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

1,097

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,008

prescriptions.

127

patients, 12% of all patients

5 6
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,082

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,002

prescriptions.

149

patients, 14% of all patients

6 2
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

1,047

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

989

prescriptions.

161

patients, 15% of all patients

7 8
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

998

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

935

prescriptions.

138

patients, 13% of all patients

8 3
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

959

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

880

prescriptions.

142

patients, 13% of all patients

9 9
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

902

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

871

prescriptions.

120

patients, 11% of all patients

10 16
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

773

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

689

prescriptions.

106

patients, 10% of all patients

11 21
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

696

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

12 13
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

687

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

672

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

13 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

682

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

152

patients, 14% of all patients

14 30
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

656

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

15 11
FOLIC ACID 633

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

16 54
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

587

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

17 33
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

579

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

18 43
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

563

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

19 20
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

548

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

20 14
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

542

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

21 17
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

510

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

97

patients, 9% of all patients

22 19
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

469

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

23 76
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

438

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

24 7
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

404

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

25 12
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

366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

26 28
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

362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

27 44
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

28 10
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

29 25
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

30 15
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

31 35
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

307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

32 26
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

290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

33 51
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

34 34
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

35 22
CIALIS

Treats men who have erecti... +

Treats men who have erectile dysfunction (also called sexual impotence). Source: National Library of Medicine

266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

35 101
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

O 37 24
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

Treats dry, scaly skin conditions called xerosis and ichthyosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

38 82
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

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

39 38
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

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

39 73
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

41 48
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

42 23
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

43 79
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

44 36
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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

45 87
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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

46 61
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

47 40
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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

47 39
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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

49 75
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

50 31
LANSOPRAZOLE

Treats stomach ulcers, gast... +

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

204

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

51 80
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

200

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

52 56
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

198

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

53 27
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

186

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

54 68
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

55 107
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

56 53
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

176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

57 63
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

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

58 45
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

165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

59 72
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

60 137
PENTOXIFYLLINE

Treats problems from poor b... +

Treats problems from poor blood circulation by improving the flow of blood through blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

60 65
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

158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

62 90
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

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

63 59
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

64 50
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

65 92
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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

66 58
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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

67 60
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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

68 64
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

106

patients, 10% of all patients

A 69 47
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

Treats type 2 diabetes. +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

70 147
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

Treats skin infections caused by fungus, such as ringworm, athlete's foot, or dandruff. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

71 105
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

72 71
LUMIGAN

The eyedrop reduces pressur... +

The eyedrop reduces pressure inside the eye that is caused by glaucoma or ocular (eye) hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

73 187
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

74 144
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

75 178
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

76 131
FLOVENT HFA

Prevents asthma attacks. Th... +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

77 354
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

77 41
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

79 78
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

80 85
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

Treats psoriasis, skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

81 122
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

82 166
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

Dicyclomine is used to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

83 99
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

84 81
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

85 91
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

86 104
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

86 201
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

R 88 52
IBANDRONATE SODIUM

Used to prevent and treat o... +

Used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

89 163
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

89 96
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

91 86
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

92 70
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

93 120
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

94 118
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

95 67
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

96 153
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 97 88
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

97 37
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

99 113
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 99 155
METHOTREXATE

Treats several kinds of can... +

Treats several kinds of cancer, including cancer of the blood, bone, lung, breast, head, or neck. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 99 291
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.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

102 126
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 103 119
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

104 46
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 104 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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

A 104 57
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

Treats skin infections and bacterial infections in your nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

107 97
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

107 29
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

109 112
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

110 83
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

111 89
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE

For the treatment of hypert... +

For the treatment of hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 112 212
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 112 116
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

114 108
LEVITRA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 115 410
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 115 177
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 117 260
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 118 162
MOMETASONE FUROATE

Mometasone is used to relie... +

Mometasone is used to relieve the itching and inflammation of numerous skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

118 258
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 120 138
VIAGRA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 121 55
DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 122 135
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 122 221
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 124 98
COMBIGAN

Treats increased pressure i... +

Treats increased pressure in the eye that is caused by glaucoma or a condition called ocular (eye) hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 125 321
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 June 3, 2014.
  • 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.