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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

BALTAZAR RODRIGUEZ CRUZ

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,071Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 1539

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 1539

1,363 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

4% 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

4% of this provider’s 1,049 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

47% of this provider’s 1,363 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

7% of this provider’s 1,049 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 10%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 1,363 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $37 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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

$865K

2012

$860K

2013

$952K

2014

$1.12M

2015

Number of Claims

21,779

2012

20,892

2013

23,538

2014

25,071

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
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,662

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,369

prescriptions.

605

patients, 44% of all patients

1 1
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

1,492

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,131

prescriptions.

643

patients, 47% of all patients

10 2 23
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

1,209

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

919

prescriptions.

479

patients, 35% of all patients

3 3
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

938

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

750

prescriptions.

380

patients, 28% of all patients

4 4
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

708

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

595

prescriptions.

258

patients, 19% of all patients

5 10
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

660

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

217

patients, 16% of all patients

6 9
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

630

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

210

patients, 15% of all patients

7 12
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

613

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

220

patients, 16% of all patients

8 5
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

576

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

122

patients, 9% of all patients

9 18
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

566

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

226

patients, 17% of all patients

10 7
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

560

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

202

patients, 15% of all patients

11 6
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

546

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

212

patients, 16% of all patients

12 26
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

Treats type 2 diabetes. +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

163

patients, 12% of all patients

13 104
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

430

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

220

patients, 16% of all patients

O 14 24
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

424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

177

patients, 13% of all patients

15 2
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

16 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

351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

147

patients, 11% of all patients

17 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

130

patients, 10% of all patients

18 8
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Levocetirizine is an antihi... +

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and hives of the skin. Source: National Library of Medicine

327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

230

patients, 17% of all patients

19 90
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

109

patients, 8% of all patients

20 16
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

82

patients, 6% of all patients

21 31
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

284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

111

patients, 8% of all patients

22 40
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

268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

135

patients, 10% of all patients

23 17
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

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

114

patients, 8% of all patients

24 15
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

158

patients, 12% of all patients

25 59
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

252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

171

patients, 13% of all patients

26 39
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

96

patients, 7% of all patients

27 21
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

205

patients, 15% of all patients

A 28 37
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

80

patients, 6% of all patients

29 20
SURE COMFORT* 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

93

patients, 7% of all patients

29 100
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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

97

patients, 7% of all patients

31 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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

179

patients, 13% of all patients

A 32 45
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

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

82

patients, 6% of all patients

33 42
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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

87

patients, 6% of all patients

34 70
METHYLPREDNISOLONE ACETATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

142

patients, 10% of all patients

10 35 240
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, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

98

patients, 7% of all patients

36 13
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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

81

patients, 6% of all patients

37 48
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

155

patients, 11% of all patients

A 38 87
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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

159

patients, 12% of all patients

A 39 68
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

127

patients, 9% of all patients

40 52
QVAR

Prevents asthma attacks. +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

94

patients, 7% of all patients

41 180
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

42 30
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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

43 140
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

44 32
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

45 19
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

46 14
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

47 44
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

48 109
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

O 49 60
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

50 50
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

51 22
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

52 27
HUMULIN N

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

53 57
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

53 190
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

53 47
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

56 51
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

57 111
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

57 25
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

59 98
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

60 53
DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

61 108
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

61 11
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

63 34
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

64 54
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

64 35
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE

Treats swelling and itching... +

Treats swelling and itching of the skin. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

66 146
CLINDAMYCIN HCL

Clindamycin is used to trea... +

Clindamycin is used to treat certain types of bacterial infections, including infections of the lungs, skin, blood, female reproductive organs, and internal organs. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

A 67 195
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE*

Treats skin irritation, all... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

68 142
ETODOLAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

69 113
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

70 222
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

71 95
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

72 41
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

73 88
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

74 79
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

74 33
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

R 76 81
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

76 49
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

P 78 58
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

79 63
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

A 79 103
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

81 66
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

81 38
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

83 152
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

84 235
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

85 127
LOPERAMIDE

Treats diarrhea and decreas... +

Treats diarrhea and decreases the amount of drainage in patients who have ostomies. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

86 213
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

87 117
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

88 78
About This Data

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

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.