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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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48,204Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 324

$1.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 324

1,233 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

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

Antipsychotics

4% of this provider’s 845 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

66% of this provider’s 1,233 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

15% of this provider’s 845 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

37% of this provider’s 1,233 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 16%.

Prescription Price

$29 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $39 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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

$954K

2012

$1.08M

2013

$1.28M

2014

$1.39M

2015

Number of Claims

32,037

2012

38,062

2013

43,211

2014

48,204

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

2,776

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,692

prescriptions.

521

patients, 42% of all patients

1 3
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

2,050

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,490

prescriptions.

319

patients, 26% of all patients

2 1
RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat... +

Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus); and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,597

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,159

prescriptions.

292

patients, 24% of all patients

3 4
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

1,398

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

928

prescriptions.

193

patients, 16% of all patients

4 9
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

1,330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

977

prescriptions.

163

patients, 13% of all patients

10 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

1,230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

859

prescriptions.

166

patients, 13% of all patients

6 2
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

861

prescriptions.

165

patients, 13% of all patients

7 11
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

1,189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

810

prescriptions.

230

patients, 19% of all patients

8 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

966

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

694

prescriptions.

178

patients, 14% of all patients

9 5
GLIPIZIDE

Used with diet and exercise... +

Used with diet and exercise to help control blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

965

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

763

prescriptions.

128

patients, 10% of all patients

10 10 16
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

958

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

784

prescriptions.

127

patients, 10% of all patients

11 10
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

939

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

253

patients, 21% of all patients

10 12 29
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

855

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

374

patients, 30% of all patients

O 13 28
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

854

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

336

patients, 27% of all patients

14 23
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

758

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

124

patients, 10% of all patients

15 6
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

744

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

237

patients, 19% of all patients

16 25
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

738

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

138

patients, 11% of all patients

17 22
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

720

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

680

prescriptions.

106

patients, 9% of all patients

18 30
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

670

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

198

patients, 16% of all patients

19 40
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

660

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

115

patients, 9% of all patients

10 20 45
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

654

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

102

patients, 8% of all patients

21 13
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

650

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

98

patients, 8% of all patients

22 24
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

597

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

95

patients, 8% of all patients

23 18
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

586

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

369

patients, 30% of all patients

24 50
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

584

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

121

patients, 10% of all patients

25 20
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

584

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

109

patients, 9% of all patients

25 15
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

583

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

87

patients, 7% of all patients

27 21
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

555

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

91

patients, 7% of all patients

28 44
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

520

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

190

patients, 15% of all patients

29 56
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

497

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

130

patients, 11% of all patients

30 26
ETODOLAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

494

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

169

patients, 14% of all patients

10 31 87
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

436

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

323

patients, 26% of all patients

A 32 47
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

419

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

293

patients, 24% of all patients

33 88
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

390

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

129

patients, 10% of all patients

34 77
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

389

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

297

patients, 24% of all patients

A 35 61
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

288

patients, 23% of all patients

A 36 42
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

36 19
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

38 12
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

341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

39 38
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

40 17
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

78

patients, 6% of all patients

41 37
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

198

patients, 16% of all patients

42 132
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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

43 51
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

44 14
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

O 45 55
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

R 10 45 110
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

231

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

R 47 80
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

231

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

47 48
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

230

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

49 85
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

230

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

49 34
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

229

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

127

patients, 10% of all patients

51 131
DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 223

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

52 116
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

219

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

53 54
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

214

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

54 46
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

212

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

55 33
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

Doxycycline is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; Lyme disease; acne; infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems; and anthrax (after inhalational exposure). Source: National Library of Medicine

202

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

162

patients, 13% of all patients

A 56 150
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

195

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

104

patients, 8% of all patients

57 41
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

189

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

58 36
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

189

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

58 144
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

60 86
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

61 93
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

171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

P 62 65
HUMULIN N

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

63 52
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

167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

64 84
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

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

167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

64 137
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

162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

66 58
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

137

patients, 11% of all patients

A 67 127
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

67 31
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

O 69 57
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

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

70 70
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

Treats type 2 diabetes. +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

71 124
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

72 72
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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

73 66
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

73 89
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

75 138
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

75 142
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

107

patients, 9% of all patients

A 75 101
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

75 97
METRONIDAZOLE*

Used to treat serious bacte... +

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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

101

patients, 8% of all patients

A 79 181
LOPERAMIDE

Treats diarrhea and decreas... +

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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

80 158
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

81 32
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

81 98
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

81 67
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

84 69
CEFADROXIL 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

110

patients, 9% of all patients

A 85 123
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

86 140
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

87 128
CAPTOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

88 94
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

89 90
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

90 92
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

91 103
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

91 43
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

93 73
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

94 64
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 95 49
SURE COMFORT* 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

96 122
DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE

Used to treat bacterial inf... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

A 96 237
CETIRIZINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

10 98 240
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 99 27
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

100 119
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 101 121
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

R 101 184
QUINAPRIL HCL

Quinapril is used alone or ... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 103 126
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

104 112
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 105 245
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

106 59
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

O 107 136
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

107 35
ORPHENADRINE CITRATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

R 109 218
CLINDAMYCIN HCL

Clindamycin is used to trea... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

A 110 224
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 110 199
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 112 197
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

113 114
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 P 113 184
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 R 115 139
MOMETASONE FUROATE

Mometasone is used to relie... +

Mometasone is used to relieve the itching and inflammation of numerous skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

115 156
KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE

Ketorolac is used to reliev... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

R 117 260
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL

The combination of glyburid... +

The combination of glyburide and metformin 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) in people whose diabetes cannot be controlled by diet and exercise alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

R 117 227
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

119 217
DILANTIN*

Treats seizures. This medic... +

Treats seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 119 261
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 119 91
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 122 39
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE

The combination of nystatin... +

The combination of nystatin and triamcinolone is used to treat fungal skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

123 263
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

123 162
JANUMET

This is a combination drug ... +

This is a combination drug containing metformin and sitagliptin and is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 125 115
SURE COMFORT* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

125 98
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 125 78
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 128 130
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

129 76
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

129 100
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to r... +

Metoclopramide is used to relieve heartburn and speed the healing of ulcers and sores in the esophagus (tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) in people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the esophagus) that did not get better with other treatments. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

129 111
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

129 63
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE

Tobramycin and dexamethason... +

Tobramycin and dexamethasone is a combination of an antibiotic and a corticosteroid. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

133 189
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

R 134 173
ETODOLAC ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

135 118
DEXAMETHASONE

Treats inflammation and man... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

135 62
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

135 206
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

138 95
PROVENTIL HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

138 212
GLIPIZIDE XL

Glipizide is used along wit... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

140 83
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

140 75
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 R 140 191
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

Phenytoin is used to control certain type of seizures, and to treat and prevent seizures that may begin during or after surgery to the brain or nervous system. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 143 148
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 Dec. 16, 2014.
  • 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.