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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,466Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 1204

$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 1204

1,246 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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

8% of this provider’s 1,246 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

8% of this provider’s 1,178 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 7%.

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Opioids

1% of this provider’s 1,246 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $75 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$1.2M

2012

$1.13M

2013

$1.28M

2014

$1.25M

2015

Number of Claims

24,311

2012

28,282

2013

28,501

2014

26,466

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
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

2,548

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

2,471

prescriptions.

434

patients, 35% of all patients

10 1 4
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

1,549

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,467

prescriptions.

268

patients, 22% of all patients

2 2
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

1,164

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,128

prescriptions.

193

patients, 15% of all patients

3 7
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,060

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,030

prescriptions.

176

patients, 14% of all patients

4 13
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

992

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

926

prescriptions.

171

patients, 14% of all patients

5 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

886

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

840

prescriptions.

174

patients, 14% of all patients

6 1
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

827

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

799

prescriptions.

146

patients, 12% of all patients

7 14
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

759

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

722

prescriptions.

123

patients, 10% of all patients

8 10
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

683

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

118

patients, 9% of all patients

9 3
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

605

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

119

patients, 10% of all patients

10 9
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

571

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

108

patients, 9% of all patients

11 12
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

568

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

98

patients, 8% of all patients

12 22
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

564

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

98

patients, 8% of all patients

13 16
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

558

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

102

patients, 8% of all patients

14 8
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

446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

15 55
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

419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

16 19
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

79

patients, 6% of all patients

17 45
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

321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

18 43
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

19 88
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

20 38
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

21 5
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

R 21 24
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

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

23 67
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

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

24 11
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

25 26
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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

26 36
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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

27 27
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

28 70
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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

29 20
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

30 28
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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

31 72
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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

32 47
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

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

33 149
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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

34 18
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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

35 75
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

36 17
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

37 39
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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

38 29
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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

39 15
SOTALOL

Treats an irregular heartbe... +

Treats an irregular heartbeat. Source: National Library of Medicine

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

40 30
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

41 35
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

42 93
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

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

43 33
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

44 85
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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

45 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

46 50
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

47 25
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

48 96
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

49 42
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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

49 90
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

51 104
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

R 52 40
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

53 49
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

54 58
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

55 64
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

56 61
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

R 57 60
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

57 31
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

57 76
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

60 166
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

60 21
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

62 71
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH

Prevents chest pain (angina... +

Prevents chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

63 66
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

64 143
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

65 98
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

66 77
PRADAXA

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) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 67 32
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 68 56
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

68 74
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

68 81
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 71 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

72 84
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 73 52
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

74 37
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

74 78
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 76 153
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 76 308
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 78 270
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

79 51
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

80 91
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

58

prescriptions.

<11 80 73
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

A 82 68
TRIBENZOR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 83 161
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 84 63
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

84 120
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 Oct. 12, 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.