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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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29,966Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 1539

$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 1539

863 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

3% 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

6% of this provider’s 577 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

56% of this provider’s 863 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

28% of this provider’s 577 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

39% of this provider’s 863 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$33 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $37 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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

$769K

2012

$751K

2013

$993K

2014

$1M

2015

Number of Claims

20,618

2012

23,268

2013

27,559

2014

29,966

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
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

1,110

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

726

prescriptions.

434

patients, 50% of all patients

10 1 90
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

932

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

659

prescriptions.

158

patients, 18% of all patients

2 9
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

922

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

612

prescriptions.

240

patients, 28% of all patients

3 4
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

921

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

223

patients, 26% of all patients

4 5
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

906

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

166

patients, 19% of all patients

5 7
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

897

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

623

prescriptions.

176

patients, 20% of all patients

6 1
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

853

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

206

patients, 24% of all patients

7 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

828

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

133

patients, 15% of all patients

8 2
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

788

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

167

patients, 19% of all patients

9 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

681

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

214

patients, 25% of all patients

10 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

665

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

148

patients, 17% of all patients

11 8
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

585

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

228

patients, 26% of all patients

O 12 24
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

109

patients, 13% of all patients

13 19
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

447

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

153

patients, 18% of all patients

14 26
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

422

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

15 10
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

385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

16 25
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

17 11
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

18 28
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

19 18
ETODOLAC ER 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

10 20 116
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

21 20
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

22 131
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

23 31
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

292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

111

patients, 13% of all patients

R 24 81
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

289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

25 29
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

274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

124

patients, 14% of all patients

26 39
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

270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

27 38
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

262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

28 35
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

29 30
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

183

patients, 21% of all patients

A 30 45
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

31 21
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

248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

P 32 58
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

134

patients, 16% of all patients

33 95
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

201

patients, 23% of all patients

A 34 37
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

35 27
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

O 36 56
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

37 12
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

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

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

O 38 60
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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

39 22
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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

40 15
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

109

patients, 13% of all patients

41 92
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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

42 86
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

42 36
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

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

44 48
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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

133

patients, 15% of all patients

A 45 68
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

46 32
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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

47 46
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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

48 54
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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

49 118
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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

50 13
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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

51 82
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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

52 63
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

53 16
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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

53 47
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

55 129
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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

56 43
NAPROXEN SODIUM

Naproxen is a nonsteroidal ... +

Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to relieve symptoms of arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile arthritis) such as inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

56 97
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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

58 33
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

58 65
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

60 89
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

R 61 101
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

62 70
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

O 63 159
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

64 49
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS

Theophylline is used to pre... +

Theophylline is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness caused by asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

64 121
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

66 17
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

67 67
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

Megestrol tablets treat breast and uterine cancer. Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

R 68 226
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

69 42
LOPERAMIDE

Treats diarrhea and decreas... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

70 213
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

71 128
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

71 14
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

Hydrocortisone is available with or without a prescription. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

73 259
DEXAMETHASONE

Treats inflammation and man... +

Treats inflammation and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

73 55
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

75 73
HUMULIN N

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

76 57
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

77 91
NIFEDICAL XL

Used alone or together with... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

78 218
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

78 115
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

80 109
PERMETHRIN

Treats head lice and scabies. +

Treats head lice and scabies. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

81 189
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

82 165
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

83 137
DILTIAZEM HCL

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

84 120
CARAFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

85 219
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

85 41
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

87 40
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

87 66
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

89 158
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

90 50
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 90 215
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

92 135
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE*

Treats skin irritation, all... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

93 142
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

94 84
CAPTOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

94 69
KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE

Ketorolac is used to reliev... +

Ketorolac is used to relieve moderately severe pain, usually after surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

R 96 279
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

96 64
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

98 185
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

R 99 150
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-HYDROCORT

The combination of hydrocor... +

The combination of hydrocortisone, neomycin, and polymyxin eliminates bacteria that cause ear, eye, and skin infections and relieves pain, inflammation, redness, and itching. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

100 188
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 101 53
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 102 119
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

103 200
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

103 211
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

105 123
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

105 74
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

107 195
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

A 107 87
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

109 168
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 109 127
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 109 88
METRONIDAZOLE*

Used to treat serious bacte... +

Used to treat serious bacterial infections in different areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

A 109 306
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

113 77
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

Latanoprost ophthalmic is used to treat glaucoma (a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision) and ocular hypertension (a condition which causes increased pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

113 76
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

113 59
SILVER SULFADIAZINE

Treats skin infections in p... +

Treats skin infections in patients with severe burns. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

116 112
GENTAMICIN SULFATE

Ophthalmic gentamicin is us... +

Ophthalmic gentamicin is used to treat certain eye infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

A 117 170
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

118 162
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

118 78
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

120 98
ORPHENADRINE CITRATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

R 121 288
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

121 111
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 15, 2015.
  • 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.