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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,933Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 571

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 571

1,050 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

3% 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 Puerto Rico
lower than average

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 817 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

18% of this provider’s 1,050 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

10% of this provider’s 817 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 9%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 1,050 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$34 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 23.


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

$942K

2012

$1.01M

2013

$1.05M

2014

$1.16M

2015

Number of Claims

26,141

2012

28,140

2013

29,593

2014

33,933

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
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

1,553

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,258

prescriptions.

248

patients, 24% of all patients

1 4
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

1,501

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,091

prescriptions.

261

patients, 25% of all patients

2 2
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,439

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,206

prescriptions.

219

patients, 21% of all patients

3 1
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

1,379

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,046

prescriptions.

194

patients, 18% of all patients

4 3
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

988

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

840

prescriptions.

148

patients, 14% of all patients

5 6
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

983

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

877

prescriptions.

171

patients, 16% of all patients

6 15
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

979

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

824

prescriptions.

175

patients, 17% of all patients

7 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

924

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

765

prescriptions.

168

patients, 16% of all patients

8 5
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

679

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

9 16
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

623

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

10 10
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

614

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

11 90
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

609

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

12 11
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

598

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

114

patients, 11% of all patients

13 9
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

593

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

14 14
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

579

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

96

patients, 9% of all patients

15 23
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

556

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

16 19
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

551

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

17 7
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

543

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

18 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

542

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

19 20
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

532

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

20 21
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

461

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

21 30
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

456

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

22 22
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

449

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

23 66
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

433

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

24 12
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

420

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

25 13
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

365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

26 29
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

27 18
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

345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

28 27
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

29 26
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

30 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

306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

31 24
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

32 54
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

33 28
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

282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

34 49
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

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

35 33
HUMULIN N

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

36 45
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

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

37 32
SULINDAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, gout, or sore tendons. Source: National Library of Medicine

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

38 78
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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

39 46
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

40 113
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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

41 31
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis. Source: National Library of Medicine

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

42 37
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

43 73
HUMULIN 70-30

Insulin injection is used t... +

Insulin injection is used to control blood sugar in people who have type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not make insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or in people who have type 2 diabetes (condition in which the blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally) that cannot be controlled with oral medications alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

44 38
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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

R 45 92
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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

46 69
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

167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

47 81
ETODOLAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

48 114
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

O 49 36
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

50 43
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

51 34
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

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

52 42
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

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

53 87
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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

54 41
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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

55 57
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

56 53
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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

57 159
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

57 40
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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

59 59
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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

60 98
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 61 97
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

62 48
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

63 47
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

64 104
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

65 77
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM

Diclofenac is a nonsteroida... +

Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat mild-to-moderate pain, and helps to relieve symptoms of arthritis (eg, osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis), such as inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

66 35
DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

66 127
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

66 86
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

69 93
CAPTOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

70 103
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

71 50
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

71 72
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

73 58
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

74 65
DILTIAZEM HCL

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

75 102
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

76 148
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

77 64
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

78 85
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM

Fosinopril is used alone or... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 79 118
QVAR

Prevents asthma attacks. +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

79 161
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

81 67
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

82 134
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

83 39
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

83 190
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

85 79
RALOXIFENE HCL

Raloxifene is used to preve... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

86 60
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

87 143
LEVOXYL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

87 139
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

89 100
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

90 51
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

O 91 61
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 92 89
COUMADIN

Helps to prevent new blood ... +

Helps to prevent new blood clots from forming, and helps to keep existing blood clots from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 92 120
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

Pramipexole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 94 221
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 94 82
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

96 135
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

97 91
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

97 154
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 97 158
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

100 94
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

A 101 62
DILTIAZEM ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 101 163
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 R 103 121
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 103 96
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS

Theophylline is used to pre... +

Theophylline is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness caused by asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

103 137
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 106 175
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

107 52
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 107 214
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

109 216
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.