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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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47,426Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 314

$3.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 314

1,611 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% 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

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

2% of this provider’s 1,611 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

3% of this provider’s 1,038 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 8%.

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Opioids

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

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Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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

$1.81M

2012

$1.96M

2013

$2.49M

2014

$3.11M

2015

Number of Claims

40,018

2012

39,754

2013

42,920

2014

47,426

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
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

4,862

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

3,065

prescriptions.

678

patients, 42% of all patients

10 1 7
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

2,912

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,980

prescriptions.

486

patients, 30% of all patients

10 2 1
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

2,448

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,559

prescriptions.

383

patients, 24% of all patients

10 3 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

2,261

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,499

prescriptions.

445

patients, 28% of all patients

4 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

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

1,574

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,099

prescriptions.

257

patients, 16% of all patients

5 3
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

1,559

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,106

prescriptions.

259

patients, 16% of all patients

6 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

1,377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

840

prescriptions.

242

patients, 15% of all patients

7 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

1,333

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

788

prescriptions.

208

patients, 13% of all patients

10 8 12
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

1,324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

925

prescriptions.

251

patients, 16% of all patients

9 11
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

1,172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

749

prescriptions.

207

patients, 13% of all patients

10 10
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

1,140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

818

prescriptions.

194

patients, 12% of all patients

11 6
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,010

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

767

prescriptions.

158

patients, 10% of all patients

12 17
ONGLYZA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (condition in which blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally). Source: National Library of Medicine

821

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

130

patients, 8% of all patients

10 13 142
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

809

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

154

patients, 10% of all patients

14 42
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

739

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

120

patients, 7% of all patients

15 13
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

689

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

121

patients, 8% of all patients

16 20
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

682

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

117

patients, 7% of all patients

17 34
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

652

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

118

patients, 7% of all patients

18 86
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

650

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

101

patients, 6% of all patients

19 31
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

648

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

121

patients, 8% of all patients

20 19
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

569

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

97

patients, 6% of all patients

21 26
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

560

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

86

patients, 5% of all patients

22 102
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

544

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

79

patients, 5% of all patients

23 32
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

540

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

94

patients, 6% of all patients

24 14
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

533

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

88

patients, 5% of all patients

25 27
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

513

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

86

patients, 5% of all patients

26 25
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

509

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

82

patients, 5% of all patients

10 27 54
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

500

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

92

patients, 6% of all patients

28 47
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

499

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

95

patients, 6% of all patients

29 108
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

493

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

84

patients, 5% of all patients

30 15
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

463

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

78

patients, 5% of all patients

31 28
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

431

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

89

patients, 6% of all patients

10 32 118
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

422

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

70

patients, 4% of all patients

33 16
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

368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

71

patients, 4% of all patients

34 75
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

56

patients, 3% of all patients

35 103
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

296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

36 114
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

37 29
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

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

38 33
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

39 167
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

273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

40 61
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

268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

41 62
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

42 57
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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

43 104
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

44 106
KOMBIGLYZE XR 228

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

10 45 200
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

220

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

46 21
SURE COMFORT* 216

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

47 133
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

203

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

48 82
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

Used with proper diet and exercise to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

200

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

49 184
SURE COMFORT* 182

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

50 149
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

182

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

50 55
HUMULIN N

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

52 68
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

52 113
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

54 46
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

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

55 22
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

56 132
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

56 191
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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

58 146
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used to treat high blood pr... +

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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

59 73
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

60 85
NOVOFINE 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

61 333
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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

62 99
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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

63 39
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

64 96
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

65 83
CAPTOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

66 135
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

66 36
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

68 89
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

69 112
INVOKANA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (condition in which blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally). Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

70 285
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

71 58
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

72 69
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

73 40
METHIMAZOLE

Treats hyperthyroidism (too... +

Treats hyperthyroidism (too much thyroid hormone produced by the thyroid gland). Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

74 260
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

75 59
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

76 24
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

77 324
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

78 101
LEVOXYL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

79 154
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

Helps control blood sugar levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

80 223
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 81 341
JANUMET XR

This combination is used to... +

This combination is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

81 296
HUMULIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

83 303
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

83 144
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

83 70
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

83 56
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 87 80
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

87 174
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

R 89 136
JENTADUETO 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

89 309
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

91 100
LOVASTATIN

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

patients, 1% of all patients

92 125
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

93 285
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

94 30
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 94 109
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 94 88
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 Sept. 30, 2011.
  • 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.