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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

ELLIOT MELECIO M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,868Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 571

$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 571

993 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% 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

2% of this provider’s 763 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

42% of this provider’s 993 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

5% of this provider’s 763 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

20% of this provider’s 993 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

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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

$1.09M

2012

$1.09M

2013

$1.27M

2014

$1.37M

2015

Number of Claims

26,740

2012

30,252

2013

34,306

2014

37,868

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
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

2,301

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,673

prescriptions.

365

patients, 37% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,972

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,534

prescriptions.

300

patients, 30% of all patients

2 5
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

1,923

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,599

prescriptions.

245

patients, 25% of all patients

3 7
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

1,237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

935

prescriptions.

183

patients, 18% of all patients

4 4
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

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

1,191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

890

prescriptions.

167

patients, 17% of all patients

5 3
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

961

prescriptions.

159

patients, 16% of all patients

6 1
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,142

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

930

prescriptions.

147

patients, 15% of all patients

7 10
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

1,095

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

788

prescriptions.

171

patients, 17% of all patients

8 9
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

1,050

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

738

prescriptions.

167

patients, 17% of all patients

9 8
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

945

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

735

prescriptions.

122

patients, 12% of all patients

10 12
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

766

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

122

patients, 12% of all patients

11 6
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

696

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

12 16
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

694

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

13 13
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

657

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

14 11
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

600

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

15 22
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

592

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

110

patients, 11% of all patients

16 20
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

588

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

124

patients, 12% of all patients

17 32
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

587

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

18 14
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

580

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

186

patients, 19% of all patients

19 35
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

488

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

20 27
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

470

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

21 15
MONTELUKAST SODIUM

Montelukast is used to prev... +

Montelukast is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing caused by asthma. Source: National Library of Medicine

440

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

22 31
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

410

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

23 26
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

24 17
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

25 113
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

168

patients, 17% of all patients

O 26 36
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

121

patients, 12% of all patients

27 37
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

349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

27 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

29 47
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

332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

30 84
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

31 18
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

32 53
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

33 34
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

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

34 29
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

35 28
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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

36 33
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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

113

patients, 11% of all patients

37 42
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

37 25
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

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

39 46
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

240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

40 24
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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

41 41
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

42 19
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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

169

patients, 17% of all patients

A 43 75
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

44 76
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

44 23
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

46 51
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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

47 52
IBANDRONATE SODIUM

Used to prevent and treat o... +

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

187

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

48 74
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

182

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

49 21
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

180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

50 57
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

172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

51 93
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

170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

52 68
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

52 94
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

169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

54 63
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

169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

54 38
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

167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

56 89
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

158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

57 44
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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

58 60
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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

59 66
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

60 164
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

61 43
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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

62 104
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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

62 91
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

116

patients, 12% of all patients

A 64 62
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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

64 108
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

66 55
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

113

patients, 11% of all patients

A 67 56
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

Treats type 2 diabetes. +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

68 115
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

68 86
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

70 79
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

71 48
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

71 65
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

73 49
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

73 107
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

75 73
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

76 160
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

77 118
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

78 59
HUMULIN N

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

79 45
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

80 50
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

81 40
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 81 64
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

81 39
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

84 54
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

85 95
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

86 87
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 87 69
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

88 82
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to r... +

Metoclopramide is used to relieve heartburn and speed the healing of ulcers and sores in the esophagus (tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) in people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the esophagus) that did not get better with other treatments. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

88 112
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

88 148
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

88 149
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

88 123
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

88 80
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 94 120
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 94 132
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

94 81
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

97 141
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

98 70
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

Terazosin 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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 98 129
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

98 77
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

A 101 116
ONGLYZA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (condition in which blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

102 140
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 P 103 97
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

Phenytoin is used to control certain type of seizures, and to treat and prevent seizures that may begin during or after surgery to the brain or nervous system. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 104 169
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

105 106
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

106 170
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Oct. 9, 2012.
  • 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.