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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,715Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 1539

$639K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 57 out of 1539

637 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

47% of this provider’s 637 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

17% of this provider’s 470 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

35% of this provider’s 637 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

$29 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $37 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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

$585K

2012

$594K

2013

$659K

2014

$639K

2015

Number of Claims

18,448

2012

20,936

2013

22,640

2014

21,715

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

1,032

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

761

prescriptions.

182

patients, 29% of all patients

1 3
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

997

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

783

prescriptions.

141

patients, 22% of all patients

2 2
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

686

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

189

patients, 30% of all patients

3 1
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

640

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

127

patients, 20% of all patients

4 4
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

588

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

5 54
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

583

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

140

patients, 22% of all patients

6 5
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

537

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

7 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

481

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

8 6
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

426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

174

patients, 27% of all patients

9 23
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

185

patients, 29% of all patients

10 59
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

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

391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

156

patients, 24% of all patients

O 11 60
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

12 28
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

382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

13 38
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

368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

14 29
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

368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

14 7
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

359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

16 10
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

17 11
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

357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

18 15
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

19 16
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

20 18
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

307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

21 9
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

306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

22 43
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

23 21
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

24 20
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

25 30
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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

26 26
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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

27 17
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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

28 48
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

29 36
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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

30 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

31 8
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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

32 35
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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

33 53
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

34 31
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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

35 63
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

36 51
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

37 14
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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

38 40
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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

38 71
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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

38 47
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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

41 86
ADVAIR DISKUS

Prevents symptoms of asthma... +

Prevents symptoms of asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

42 111
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

43 27
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

43 32
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

45 12
METHOTREXATE

Treats several kinds of can... +

Treats several kinds of cancer, including cancer of the blood, bone, lung, breast, head, or neck. Source: National Library of Medicine

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

46 201
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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

R 46 81
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

48 49
ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

Albuterol is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways). Source: National Library of Medicine

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

108

patients, 17% of all patients

49 118
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

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

50 64
NAPROXEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by arthritis, gout, menstrual cramps, tendinitis, headache, backache, and toothache. Source: National Library of Medicine

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

51 46
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

52 52
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

53 73
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

54 19
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 77
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

56 25
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

57 42
CEFADROXIL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

A 58 126
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

A 59 37
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

60 115
HUMULIN N

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 57
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

62 39
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

O 63 24
CAPTOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 69
QUINAPRIL HCL

Quinapril is used alone or ... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 65 203
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 160
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O 67 56
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 68 82
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

O 69 159
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

A 69 45
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

71 92
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

72 136
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

73 151
DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

74 108
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

75 195
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 76 65
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 77 79
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

R 78 150
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

79 105
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

80 33
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 81 128
SURE COMFORT* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

82 100
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve tension headaches. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

R 83 101
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 84 102
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

A 84 68
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.