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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,982Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 293

$1.93M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 293

1,566 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

15% of this provider’s 1,566 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

7% of this provider’s 1,500 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Opioids

6% of this provider’s 1,566 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$1.56M

2012

$1.53M

2013

$1.77M

2014

$1.93M

2015

Number of Claims

25,187

2012

28,419

2013

31,487

2014

32,982

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
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

2,188

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

2,080

prescriptions.

363

patients, 23% of all patients

10 1 1
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

1,527

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,474

prescriptions.

260

patients, 17% of all patients

2 5
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,396

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,277

prescriptions.

214

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

1,274

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,232

prescriptions.

229

patients, 15% of all patients

4 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

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

1,200

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,180

prescriptions.

203

patients, 13% of all patients

5 7
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

1,029

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

930

prescriptions.

323

patients, 21% of all patients

10 6 21
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

1,021

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

923

prescriptions.

172

patients, 11% of all patients

7 11
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

926

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

829

prescriptions.

173

patients, 11% of all patients

8 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

907

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

866

prescriptions.

146

patients, 9% of all patients

9 8
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

772

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

721

prescriptions.

151

patients, 10% of all patients

10 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

771

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

720

prescriptions.

130

patients, 8% of all patients

11 2
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

743

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

695

prescriptions.

130

patients, 8% of all patients

12 10
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

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

554

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

114

patients, 7% of all patients

13 40
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

545

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

103

patients, 7% of all patients

14 17
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

511

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

88

patients, 6% of all patients

15 22
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

505

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

87

patients, 6% of all patients

10 16 67
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

481

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

92

patients, 6% of all patients

17 14
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

446

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

81

patients, 5% of all patients

18 26
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

434

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

70

patients, 4% of all patients

19 15
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

422

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

83

patients, 5% of all patients

20 36
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

407

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

21 46
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

397

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

89

patients, 6% of all patients

22 19
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

23 41
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

346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

24 6
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

25 24
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

337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

26 77
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

101

patients, 6% of all patients

27 66
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

320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

28 64
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

317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

29 74
SOTALOL

Treats an irregular heartbe... +

Treats an irregular heartbeat. Source: National Library of Medicine

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

30 25
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE

For the treatment of hypert... +

For the treatment of hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

31 92
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

32 27
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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

32 62
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

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

34 35
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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

35 57
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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

36 88
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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

37 32
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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

38 68
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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

39 20
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

70

patients, 4% of all patients

O 40 73
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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

41 12
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

42 69
CHLORTHALIDONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

43 43
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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

44 49
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

45 58
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

45 84
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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

47 37
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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

48 42
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

130

patients, 8% of all patients

A 49 78
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

R 50 23
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

51 94
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

R 52 34
FOLIC ACID 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

52 98
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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

54 16
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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

55 72
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

56 31
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

57 65
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

57 112
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH

Prevents chest pain (angina... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

59 51
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

60 83
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

60 117
CARTIA XT

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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

62 33
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

Treats dry, scaly skin conditions called xerosis and ichthyosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

63 118
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

64 121
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

65 55
VERAPAMIL HCL

Verapamil is used to treat ... +

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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

66 103
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

67 100
SILDENAFIL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

68 124
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

68 48
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

70 96
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

71 70
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

71 29
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

This combination medication is used to treat a variety of inflamed fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

73 106
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

93

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

74 130
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

75 131
TEKTURNA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

75 131
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

77 82
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

78 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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

79 114
COUMADIN

Helps to prevent new blood ... +

Helps to prevent new blood clots from forming, and helps to keep existing blood clots from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

80 102
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

A 80 134
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

82 71
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

83 104
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

83 56
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

85 39
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

86 138
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

87 53
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

88 86
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

88 140
EFFIENT

Used to prevent strokes, he... +

Used to prevent strokes, heart attacks, or other serious problems with your heart or blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 88 38
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 91 62
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, irregular heart rhythms, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), certain types of tremor, and hypertrophic subaortic stenosis (a heart muscle disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 92 111
TELMISARTAN

Telmisartan is used alone o... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 92 90
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

94 59
DIOVAN HCT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 10 94 147
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

94 18
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE

Bisoprolol is used alone or... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 97 52
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

98 50
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE

The combination of nystatin... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

99 152
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

100 60
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

100 158
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. 1, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.