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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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30,867Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 50 out of 3936

$1.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 149 out of 3936

1,787 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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

1% of this provider’s 1,642 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

19% of this provider’s 1,787 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

12% of this provider’s 1,642 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

22% of this provider’s 1,787 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$957K

2012

$1.23M

2013

$1.41M

2014

$1.42M

2015

Number of Claims

20,793

2012

26,145

2013

29,117

2014

30,867

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
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

1,736

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,620

prescriptions.

343

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,276

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,129

prescriptions.

248

patients, 14% of all patients

2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,119

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,068

prescriptions.

243

patients, 14% of all patients

3 2
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,109

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,046

prescriptions.

258

patients, 14% of all patients

4 5
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,031

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

899

prescriptions.

236

patients, 13% of all patients

5 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

915

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

850

prescriptions.

217

patients, 12% of all patients

6 4
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

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

878

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

761

prescriptions.

182

patients, 10% of all patients

7 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

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

830

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

788

prescriptions.

185

patients, 10% of all patients

8 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

709

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

199

patients, 11% of all patients

O 9 17
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

702

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

623

prescriptions.

162

patients, 9% of all patients

10 14
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

697

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

668

prescriptions.

155

patients, 9% of all patients

11 10
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

647

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

133

patients, 7% of all patients

12 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

616

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

146

patients, 8% of all patients

13 13
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

585

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

132

patients, 7% of all patients

14 32
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

560

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

180

patients, 10% of all patients

O 15 19
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

490

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

103

patients, 6% of all patients

16 25
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

445

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

115

patients, 6% of all patients

17 16
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

433

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

111

patients, 6% of all patients

18 9
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

397

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

96

patients, 5% of all patients

R 19 34
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

379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

86

patients, 5% of all patients

20 20
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

95

patients, 5% of all patients

21 12
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

95

patients, 5% of all patients

22 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

89

patients, 5% of all patients

23 21
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

303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

75

patients, 4% of all patients

24 18
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

301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

59

patients, 3% of all patients

25 28
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

289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

65

patients, 4% of all patients

26 35
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

62

patients, 3% of all patients

27 15
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

60

patients, 3% of all patients

28 38
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

60

patients, 3% of all patients

29 36
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

66

patients, 4% of all patients

30 31
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

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

31 23
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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

32 24
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

33 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM

Alendronate is used to trea... +

Alendronate is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (''change of life,'' end of menstrual periods) and to treat osteoporosis in men. Source: National Library of Medicine

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

34 30
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

35 56
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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

35 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

82

patients, 5% of all patients

37 26
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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

38 40
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

44

patients, 2% of all patients

39 22
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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

40 93
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

40 39
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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

44

patients, 2% of all patients

42 55
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

43 51
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

44 43
CARTIA XT

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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

45 191
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

46 87
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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

47 52
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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

48 33
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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

49 60
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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

50 57
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

50 85
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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

52 96
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

Treats asthma, allergic reactions, inflammation, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

108

patients, 6% of all patients

52 59
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

54 107
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

55 45
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

97

patients, 5% of all patients

A 56 42
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

57 90
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

92

patients, 5% of all patients

A 58 49
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

59 327
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

60 48
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

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

61 81
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

61 66
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

63 92
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

64 201
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

65 74
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

66 114
JANTOVEN

Helps to prevent new blood ... +

Helps to prevent new blood clots from forming, and helps to keep existing blood clots from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

67 165
GLIPIZIDE ER

Glipizide is used along wit... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

68 108
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

69 37
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

O 69 46
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

71 160
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

72 131
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

72 86
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

Ropinirole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

74 119
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

75 88
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

76 50
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

77 67
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

77 64
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

79 125
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

80 183
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

O 80 80
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

80 111
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

83 47
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

83 84
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

85 78
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

Replaces estrogen that decreases with menopause or removal of the ovaries. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

R 86 219
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

87 71
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

88 76
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

60

patients, 3% of all patients

A 88 63
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

88 124
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

Treats certain heart rhythm problems (atrial fibrillation). Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

R 91 121
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 91 142
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

93 44
K-TAB ER

Potassium supplements are t... +

Potassium supplements are taken to replace potassium losses and prevent potassium deficiency. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

93 357
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE

Used to treat symptoms of l... +

Used to treat symptoms of low testosterone in men who do not produce enough natural testosterone. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

95 241
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

96 98
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

Digox (digoxin) is used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

R 96 154
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

Treats mild to moderate pain and help relieve symptoms of arthritis (e. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

96 147
PREMARIN

Estrogens are female hormon... +

Estrogens are female hormones. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

R 96 309
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

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

100 127
VALACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes virus infecti... +

Treats herpes virus infections, including shingles (herpes zoster), cold sores (herpes labialis), and genital herpes (herpes simplex) in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

101 266
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

102 132
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

102 54
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

102 148
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

105 53
KLOR-CON M10

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

105 225
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 R 107 152
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 107 140
SYMBICORT

This is a combination of bu... +

This is a combination of budesonide and formoterol used to help control the symptoms of asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

109 91
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

110 146
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

110 62
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

110 94
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 24, 2013.
  • 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.