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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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36,664Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 3936

$1.49M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 136 out of 3936

954 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

3% of this provider’s 822 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

34% of this provider’s 954 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

15% of this provider’s 822 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

21% of this provider’s 954 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

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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

$1.14M

2012

$1.22M

2013

$1.46M

2014

$1.49M

2015

Number of Claims

23,385

2012

26,949

2013

28,976

2014

36,664

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
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

1,505

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,302

prescriptions.

219

patients, 23% of all patients

1 6
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

1,365

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,271

prescriptions.

152

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
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

1,327

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,163

prescriptions.

192

patients, 20% of all patients

3 14
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

1,301

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,174

prescriptions.

184

patients, 19% of all patients

4 2
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,017

prescriptions.

178

patients, 19% of all patients

5 3
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

1,130

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,017

prescriptions.

141

patients, 15% of all patients

6 10
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

932

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

900

prescriptions.

127

patients, 13% of all patients

7 9
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

856

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

799

prescriptions.

146

patients, 15% of all patients

8 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

844

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

741

prescriptions.

134

patients, 14% of all patients

9 4
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

755

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

691

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

10 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

719

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

683

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

11 21
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

686

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

12 12
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

658

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

13 56
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

629

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

14 15
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

575

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

15 37
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

551

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

16 7
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

519

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

125

patients, 13% of all patients

O 17 19
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

479

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

18 13
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

434

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

19 29
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

392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

20 35
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

389

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

21 53
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

385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

22 18
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

380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

23 33
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

24 11
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

346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

25 20
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

26 22
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

27 31
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

28 23
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

308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

29 60
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

30 16
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

299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

31 24
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

32 231
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

276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

33 45
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

262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

34 84
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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

R 35 34
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

36 48
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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

36 40
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

38 36
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

39 148
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

40 119
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

41 43
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

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

42 28
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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

43 50
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

O 44 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

44 26
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

46 39
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

47 32
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

180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

<11 P 48 61
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE

Methenamine, an antibiotic,... +

Methenamine, an antibiotic, eliminates bacteria that cause urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

<11 49 339
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

50 27
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 51 100
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

52 62
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

162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

53 41
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

116

patients, 12% of all patients

A 54 42
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

A 55 49
VESICARE

Solifenacin is used to trea... +

Solifenacin is used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

<11 56 192
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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

56 76
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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

58 96
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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

59 74
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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

60 57
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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

<11 61 183
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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

62 123
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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

63 81
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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

64 58
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

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

65 52
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

66 147
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

R 67 152
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

68 68
NOVOLIN 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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

69 143
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

70 30
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

71 83
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

72 64
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

72 66
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

74 67
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

75 78
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11 75 164
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

77 69
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

A 77 103
SPIRIVA

Prevents the symptoms of br... +

Prevents the symptoms of bronchospasm caused by emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

79 97
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

80 117
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) caused by congestive heart failure, kidney disease, or liver disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11 80 185
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11 80 109
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 83 98
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

83 88
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

85 92
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

85 71
SOTALOL

Treats an irregular heartbe... +

Treats an irregular heartbeat. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11 87 260
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

87 93
SYMBICORT

This is a combination of bu... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

89 91
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

90 140
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

90 146
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 P 92 255
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

92 44
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

94 465
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

95 127
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

95 87
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

97 79
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

98 77
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

R 99 128
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 100 222
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

100 38
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

102 47
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 103 65
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

A 104 104
KLOR-CON 10

Potassium is essential for ... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

104 407
KLOR-CON M10

Potassium is essential for ... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 104 225
CHLORTHALIDONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 107 153
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

108 82
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 R 109 215
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

A 109 113
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 109 217
AGGRENOX

Used to prevent strokes in ... +

Used to prevent strokes in patients with blood flow disorders or a history of blood clots. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 112 473
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

44

prescriptions.

<11 113 124
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

114 75
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

114 90
NUEDEXTA

Used to treat pseudobulbar ... +

Used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA; a condition of sudden, frequent outbursts of crying or laughing that can not be controlled) in people with certain conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease; condition in which the nerves that control muscle movement slowly die, causing the muscles to shrink and weaken) or multiple sclerosis (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). Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 116 208
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 117 170
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O 117 138
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 119 169
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 120 99
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

121 282
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

121 111
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 O 123 120
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 123 246
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

123 55
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE

Ipratropium oral inhalation... +

Ipratropium oral inhalation is used to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 126 194
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 126 94
FAMCICLOVIR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

128 651
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 128 496
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 130 201
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 130 168
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 132 108
CALCITRIOL

Treats low blood calcium in... +

Treats low blood calcium in kidney dialysis patients and other patients. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 133 228
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 133 340
DILTIAZEM 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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

135 359
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. 23, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.