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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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33,353Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 37 out of 3936

$1.29M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 197 out of 3936

1,202 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

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

Antipsychotics

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

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Antibiotics

25% of this provider’s 1,202 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

4% of this provider’s 1,159 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

3% of this provider’s 1,202 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$1.73M

2012

$1.7M

2013

$1.53M

2014

$1.29M

2015

Number of Claims

34,082

2012

37,439

2013

38,532

2014

33,353

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

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

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

A

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

P

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

R

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

10

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

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

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

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

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

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

1,611

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,566

prescriptions.

288

patients, 24% of all patients

1 2
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

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

1,519

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,508

prescriptions.

272

patients, 23% of all patients

2 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,374

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,336

prescriptions.

257

patients, 21% of all patients

3 4
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

1,192

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,158

prescriptions.

179

patients, 15% of all patients

4 11
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,183

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,156

prescriptions.

214

patients, 18% of all patients

5 5
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

828

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

823

prescriptions.

149

patients, 12% of all patients

6 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

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

817

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

783

prescriptions.

158

patients, 13% of all patients

7 8
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

791

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

786

prescriptions.

142

patients, 12% of all patients

8 18
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

788

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

774

prescriptions.

104

patients, 9% of all patients

9 25
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

725

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

720

prescriptions.

127

patients, 11% of all patients

10 15
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

713

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

708

prescriptions.

105

patients, 9% of all patients

11 16
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

686

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

133

patients, 11% of all patients

12 3
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

655

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

622

prescriptions.

116

patients, 10% of all patients

13 126
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

655

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

630

prescriptions.

135

patients, 11% of all patients

13 45
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

623

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

112

patients, 9% of all patients

15 7
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

605

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

128

patients, 11% of all patients

16 30
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

577

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

118

patients, 10% of all patients

17 20
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

569

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

108

patients, 9% of all patients

18 55
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

538

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

96

patients, 8% of all patients

19 9
FOLIC ACID 494

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

86

patients, 7% of all patients

20 102
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

461

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

21 27
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

404

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

22 13
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

398

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

23 78
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

24 38
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

369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

25 23
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

367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

26 35
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

27 86
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

28 32
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

310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

29 10
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

280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

30 52
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

31 12
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

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

32 172
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

33 51
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

256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

34 93
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

250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

35 77
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

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

36 95
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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

37 114
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

37 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

39 21
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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

40 33
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

41 43
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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

42 81
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

43 36
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

44 31
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

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

45 24
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

45 141
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

45 47
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

158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

48 54
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

156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

49 76
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

50 22
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

51 188
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

52 79
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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

53 40
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

54 75
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

55 149
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

56 69
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

57 254
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

58 28
VIAGRA 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

59 72
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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

60 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

61 26
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

62 110
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

96

patients, 8% of all patients

A 63 101
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

Treats type 2 diabetes. +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

64 180
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

65 94
ZENPEP 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

65 526
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

67 58
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

68 60
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

69 89
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

70 173
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

O 70 19
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

72 62
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

73 14
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER

Isosorbide mononitrate is u... +

Isosorbide mononitrate is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by coronary artery disease (heart disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

74 64
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

75 169
SULINDAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, gout, or sore tendons. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

76 373
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

A 77 49
FELODIPINE ER

Felodipine is used to treat... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

77 264
SOTALOL

Treats an irregular heartbe... +

Treats an irregular heartbeat. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

79 260
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

80 139
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

80 140
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

82 74
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

82 29
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

84 108
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

85 99
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

85 196
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

87 112
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

88 282
RALOXIFENE HCL

Raloxifene is used to preve... +

Raloxifene is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (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). Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

89 222
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

R 90 154
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

90 105
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

92 160
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

93 57
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

A 93 42
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

95 124
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

96 187
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 97 127
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

97 179
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

99 66
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

100 82
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

101 199
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 101 142
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

103 68
INDAPAMIDE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

104 301
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

105 88
RISEDRONATE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

106 400
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

Treats problems with urination caused by an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 107 298
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

108 218
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

R 109 121
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

109 50
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

A 111 104
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.