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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,039Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 303 out of 3936

$819K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 624 out of 3936

664 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

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

Antipsychotics

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

31% of this provider’s 664 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

6% of this provider’s 642 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 11%.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 664 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$893K

2012

$868K

2013

$866K

2014

$819K

2015

Number of Claims

18,960

2012

19,410

2013

20,202

2014

18,039

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
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

846

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

846

prescriptions.

122

patients, 18% of all patients

1 2
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

826

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

799

prescriptions.

140

patients, 21% of all patients

2 6
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

752

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

733

prescriptions.

111

patients, 17% of all patients

3 3
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

745

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

729

prescriptions.

100

patients, 15% of all patients

4 1
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

571

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

5 8
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

550

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

6 7
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

492

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

7 18
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

445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

8 13
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

9 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

10 4
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

11 25
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

12 16
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

13 5
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

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

14 45
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

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

15 23
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

16 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

17 35
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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

18 66
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

19 37
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

20 36
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

20 69
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

22 141
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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

23 10
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

24 51
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

25 9
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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

26 20
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

27 105
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

28 22
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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

29 41
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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

30 84
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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

30 33
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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

32 24
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

33 39
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

34 12
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

35 43
RIVASTIGMINE*

Used to treat mild to moder... +

Used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss and mental changes) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

36 352
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

37 75
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

38 27
VIAGRA 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

39 72
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

40 32
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

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

40 40
NEXIUM

Treats heartburn, gastroeso... +

Treats heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

42 76
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

43 60
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

44 26
CIALIS

Treats men who have erecti... +

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

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 161
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

This combination medication is used to treat a variety of inflamed fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

45 95
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

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

47 68
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 199
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

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 114
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

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 55
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

51 21
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura XL) is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

51 81
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 78
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 86
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 47
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

56 92
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

57 28
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

57 89
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 59 14
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

59 109
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

A 61 42
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM

Treats anxiety, trouble sle... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

62 172
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 62 58
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 62 52
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

A 62 49
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

62 70
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 67 38
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 68 19
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

69 50
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

Treats skin infections and bacterial infections in your nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

69 135
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

O 71 155
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 72 179
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, irregular heart rhythms, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), certain types of tremor, and hypertrophic subaortic stenosis (a heart muscle disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 73 526
BENAZEPRIL HCL

Benazepril is used alone or... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 74 93
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 74 209
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 76 327
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 57
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 78 31
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

78 140
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

80 82
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 81 29
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

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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. 2, 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.