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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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22,065Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 174 out of 3936

$999K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 390 out of 3936

505 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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

3% of this provider’s 467 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

41% of this provider’s 505 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

8% of this provider’s 467 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

13% of this provider’s 505 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$2.05M

2012

$1.66M

2013

$1.58M

2014

$999K

2015

Number of Claims

24,838

2012

23,937

2013

25,502

2014

22,065

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
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

866

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

817

prescriptions.

142

patients, 28% of all patients

1 6
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

786

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

730

prescriptions.

124

patients, 25% of all patients

2 38
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

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

742

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

694

prescriptions.

134

patients, 27% of all patients

3 28
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

626

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

88

patients, 17% of all patients

4 7
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

595

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

83

patients, 16% of all patients

5 16
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

534

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

6 11
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

470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

79

patients, 16% of all patients

7 52
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

466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

101

patients, 20% of all patients

8 54
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

454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

9 55
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

10 25
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

11 5
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

12 15
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

400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

13 8
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

365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

14 1
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

343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

15 20
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

313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

16 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

17 2
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

304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

18 40
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

19 12
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

20 3
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

264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

21 89
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

240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

22 41
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

23 69
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

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

24 76
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

25 107
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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

26 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

27 26
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM

Treats anxiety, trouble sle... +

Treats anxiety, trouble sleeping, symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, and certain types of epilepsy (seizures). Source: National Library of Medicine

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

28 172
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE

For the treatment of hypert... +

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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

29 206
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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

30 68
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

31 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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

32 45
CIALIS

Treats men who have erecti... +

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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

33 161
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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

34 179
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

35 9
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

36 22
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

37 36
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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

38 95
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, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

39 33
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

40 47
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

O 40 19
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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

42 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

43 4
DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

44 315
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

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

45 50
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

46 21
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

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

47 81
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

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

47 30
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

95

patients, 19% of all patients

A 49 42
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

50 86
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

51 44
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

52 27
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

52 149
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

112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

54 82
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

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

55 117
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

56 23
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

57 130
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

A 58 49
FOLIC ACID 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 102
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

58 78
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 97
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

62 108
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

63 132
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

64 29
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

65 99
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

65 24
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

65 48
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 68 134
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

69 140
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

70 171
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

70 32
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 70 71
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

73 109
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

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

74 96
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

75 91
METHSCOPOLAMINE BROMIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

76 608
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 77 177
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 P 78 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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

79 57
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 80 205
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

A 81 104
VIAGRA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

81 72
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 R 81 34
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 84 58
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

85 213
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 86 18
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

Treats mild to moderate pain and help relieve symptoms of arthritis (e. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

86 147
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 88 124
NASONEX

Treats or prevents the symp... +

Treats or prevents the symptoms of seasonal (short-term) and perennial (year-round) allergies (hay fever), such as stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, and watery eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 89 304
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 Aug. 29, 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.