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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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44,496Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 3936

$1.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 187 out of 3936

800 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

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

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 764 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 800 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

6% of this provider’s 764 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

23% of this provider’s 800 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$30 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

56 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

$1.75M

2012

$1.54M

2013

$1.26M

2014

$1.32M

2015

Number of Claims

34,625

2012

37,171

2013

39,878

2014

44,496

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

3,134

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

2,985

prescriptions.

390

patients, 49% of all patients

1 4
VITAMIN D2 2,212

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

2,116

prescriptions.

393

patients, 49% of all patients

10 2 73
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

1,772

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,672

prescriptions.

262

patients, 33% of all patients

3 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

1,670

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,640

prescriptions.

220

patients, 28% of all patients

10 4 30
FOLIC ACID 1,523

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,452

prescriptions.

221

patients, 28% of all patients

10 5 102
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,494

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,443

prescriptions.

188

patients, 24% of all patients

6 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

1,370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,306

prescriptions.

174

patients, 22% of all patients

7 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

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

1,278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,222

prescriptions.

155

patients, 19% of all patients

8 2
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

1,142

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,119

prescriptions.

135

patients, 17% of all patients

9 1
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

1,114

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,081

prescriptions.

135

patients, 17% of all patients

10 15
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,099

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,003

prescriptions.

145

patients, 18% of all patients

11 3
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

943

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

910

prescriptions.

130

patients, 16% of all patients

12 8
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

921

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

907

prescriptions.

129

patients, 16% of all patients

13 11
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

867

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

813

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

14 10
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

862

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

850

prescriptions.

118

patients, 15% of all patients

15 33
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

833

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

800

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

16 43
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

805

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

751

prescriptions.

111

patients, 14% of all patients

17 7
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

766

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

761

prescriptions.

112

patients, 14% of all patients

18 25
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

628

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

121

patients, 15% of all patients

19 45
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

596

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

20 86
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

575

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

21 20
VIAGRA 573

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

22 72
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

564

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

23 37
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

562

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

24 36
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

557

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

25 35
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

457

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

104

patients, 13% of all patients

26 12
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

385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

27 24
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

28 16
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

29 22
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

354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

30 13
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

31 9
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

338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

32 140
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

Treats type 2 diabetes. +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

33 180
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

326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

34 41
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

35 32
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

36 48
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

37 27
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

290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

37 52
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

147

patients, 18% of all patients

O 39 19
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

40 94
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

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

41 78
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

124

patients, 16% of all patients

42 69
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

43 79
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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

44 90
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

45 71
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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

46 66
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

214

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

47 57
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

198

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

153

patients, 19% of all patients

A 48 49
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

192

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

49 58
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

177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

50 108
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

51 44
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

Used with proper diet and exercise to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

52 150
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

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

53 54
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

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

54 173
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

55 70
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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

55 114
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

57 47
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

A 57 104
NIFEDICAL XL

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

59 218
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

60 65
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

60 26
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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

62 111
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

63 171
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

64 51
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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

65 81
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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

66 28
SOTALOL

Treats an irregular heartbe... +

Treats an irregular heartbeat. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 260
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

68 39
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

69 92
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

70 203
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

71 112
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

72 55
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

73 21
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

73 40
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

76 95
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

77 99
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 139
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

Treats moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

79 178
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

80 64
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 81 23
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

82 389
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

83 179
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

84 83
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

85 213
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

85 132
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

87 68
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

88 50
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

89 96
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

89 75
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 89 142
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 92 74
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 92 199
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

94 97
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

95 77
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

95 193
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

A 97 42
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

98 156
LEVOFLOXACIN

Levofloxacin is used to tre... +

Levofloxacin is used to treat certain infections such as pneumonia, chronic bronchitis and sinus, urinary tract, kidney, prostate (a male reproductive gland), and skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

A 99 63
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 100 53
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

Treats problems with urination caused by an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH). Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 100 298
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 102 76
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 103 61
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O 104 46
MECLIZINE HCL

Meclizine is used to preven... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

105 89
JANUMET

This is a combination drug ... +

This is a combination drug containing metformin and sitagliptin and is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 105 200
CARAFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

107 531
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 15, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.