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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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57,714Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 571

$1.95M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 571

1,377 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

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

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 1,028 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

43% of this provider’s 1,377 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

13% of this provider’s 1,028 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 9%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 1,377 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$34 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 23.


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

$1.54M

2012

$1.71M

2013

$1.86M

2014

$1.95M

2015

Number of Claims

46,766

2012

57,307

2013

60,414

2014

57,714

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
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

2,986

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

2,110

prescriptions.

525

patients, 38% of all patients

1 2
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

2,439

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,862

prescriptions.

462

patients, 34% of all patients

2 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

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

2,182

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,680

prescriptions.

370

patients, 27% of all patients

3 4
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

2,128

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,528

prescriptions.

321

patients, 23% of all patients

10 4 3
RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat... +

Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus); and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,890

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,401

prescriptions.

418

patients, 30% of all patients

10 5 9
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

1,822

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,320

prescriptions.

379

patients, 28% of all patients

6 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,812

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,276

prescriptions.

367

patients, 27% of all patients

7 5
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,642

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,239

prescriptions.

264

patients, 19% of all patients

10 8 13
ALENDRONATE SODIUM

Alendronate is used to trea... +

Alendronate is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (''change of life,'' end of menstrual periods) and to treat osteoporosis in men. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,603

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,255

prescriptions.

349

patients, 25% of all patients

9 15
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

1,560

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,223

prescriptions.

219

patients, 16% of all patients

10 6
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

1,294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,082

prescriptions.

221

patients, 16% of all patients

11 7
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

963

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

790

prescriptions.

155

patients, 11% of all patients

10 12 27
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

951

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

669

prescriptions.

154

patients, 11% of all patients

13 11
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

894

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

786

prescriptions.

204

patients, 15% of all patients

10 14 57
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

886

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

704

prescriptions.

203

patients, 15% of all patients

15 16
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

879

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

173

patients, 13% of all patients

16 25
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

875

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

666

prescriptions.

184

patients, 13% of all patients

17 54
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

842

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

657

prescriptions.

125

patients, 9% of all patients

18 17
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

808

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

674

prescriptions.

120

patients, 9% of all patients

19 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

756

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

667

prescriptions.

145

patients, 11% of all patients

20 29
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

750

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

116

patients, 8% of all patients

21 18
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

716

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

154

patients, 11% of all patients

22 14
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

709

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

124

patients, 9% of all patients

23 12
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

682

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

172

patients, 12% of all patients

24 20
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

663

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

120

patients, 9% of all patients

25 33
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

661

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

124

patients, 9% of all patients

26 19
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

635

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

145

patients, 11% of all patients

27 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

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

610

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

144

patients, 10% of all patients

28 24
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

591

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

264

patients, 19% of all patients

O 29 36
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

586

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

109

patients, 8% of all patients

30 22
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

576

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

164

patients, 12% of all patients

31 34
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

564

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

88

patients, 6% of all patients

32 28
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

509

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

33 40
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

458

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

34 44
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

451

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

98

patients, 7% of all patients

35 43
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

441

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

86

patients, 6% of all patients

36 23
LEVOFLOXACIN

Levofloxacin is used to tre... +

Levofloxacin is used to treat certain infections such as pneumonia, chronic bronchitis and sinus, urinary tract, kidney, prostate (a male reproductive gland), and skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

410

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

310

patients, 23% of all patients

A 37 75
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

408

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

38 64
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

394

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

39 41
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

394

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

69

patients, 5% of all patients

39 53
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

389

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

41 84
ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

Albuterol is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways). Source: National Library of Medicine

369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

146

patients, 11% of all patients

42 172
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

43 90
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

350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

44 68
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

332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

45 91
HUMULIN N

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

46 45
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

47 10
DEXAMETHASONE

Treats inflammation and man... +

Treats inflammation and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

189

patients, 14% of all patients

48 101
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

49 26
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

299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

50 52
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

274

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

125

patients, 9% of all patients

51 37
HUMULIN 70-30

Insulin injection is used t... +

Insulin injection is used to control blood sugar in people who have type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not make insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or in people who have type 2 diabetes (condition in which the blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally) that cannot be controlled with oral medications alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

259

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

52 38
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

253

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

195

patients, 14% of all patients

A 53 116
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

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

240

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

54 87
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

229

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

55 31
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS

Theophylline is used to pre... +

Theophylline is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness caused by asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

223

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

56 137
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

218

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

57 39
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

215

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

58 50
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

207

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

59 47
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

202

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

60 60
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

193

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

61 108
SURE COMFORT* 193

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

61 105
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

191

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

63 160
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

189

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

64 49
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

188

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

65 59
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

R 66 122
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to r... +

Metoclopramide is used to relieve heartburn and speed the healing of ulcers and sores in the esophagus (tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) in people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the esophagus) that did not get better with other treatments. Source: National Library of Medicine

167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

83

patients, 6% of all patients

67 112
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

162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

68 46
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, 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), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

97

patients, 7% of all patients

69 73
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

Treats asthma, allergic reactions, inflammation, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

106

patients, 8% of all patients

70 109
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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

71 63
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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

P 72 97
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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

R 73 92
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

106

patients, 8% of all patients

A 73 62
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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

75 48
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

Treats psoriasis, skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

76 189
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

76 169
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

78 69
QVAR

Prevents asthma attacks. +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

78 161
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

80 67
SULINDAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

81 78
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

82 70
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

O 82 83
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

84 72
CALCITRIOL

Treats low blood calcium in... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

84 202
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

84 104
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

84 96
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

88 88
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

R 88 99
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM

Diclofenac is a nonsteroida... +

Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat mild-to-moderate pain, and helps to relieve symptoms of arthritis (eg, osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis), such as inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

90 35
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

Treats fungal infections in the skin, throat, urinary tract, and lungs. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

85

patients, 6% of all patients

91 134
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

92 79
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

93 126
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

93 302
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

95 124
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

96 150
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

97 30
CAPTOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

98 103
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

99 123
NAPROXEN SODIUM

Naproxen is a nonsteroidal ... +

Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to relieve symptoms of arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile arthritis) such as inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

99 133
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

79

patients, 6% of all patients

A 101 56
LEFLUNOMIDE

Treats rheumatoid arthritis... +

Treats rheumatoid arthritis in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

102 306
DILTIAZEM HCL

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

102 102
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

104 100
METHOTREXATE

Treats several kinds of can... +

Treats several kinds of cancer, including cancer of the blood, bone, lung, breast, head, or neck. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

105 175
SURE COMFORT* 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

105 111
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

107 42
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

108 71
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

108 157
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

110 163
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

111 66
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used to treat high blood pr... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

111 55
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

111 158
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

114 94
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

115 147
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 116 136
PHENOBARBITAL

Used to control seizures. P... +

Used to control seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

R 117 240
ETODOLAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

117 114
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE

Hydroxychloroquine is in a ... +

Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of drugs called antimalarials. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

117 242
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

120 207
TIMOLOL MALEATE

Ophthalmic timolol is used ... +

Ophthalmic timolol is used to treat glaucoma, a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

121 237
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

121 117
GALANTAMINE HBR

Galantamine is used to trea... +

Galantamine is used to treat the symptoms of 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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

121 188
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

124 143
SILVER SULFADIAZINE

Treats skin infections in p... +

Treats skin infections in patients with severe burns. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

125 228
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

126 145
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

R 126 121
LEUCOVORIN CALCIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

126 334
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 129 51
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 129 247
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

129 82
HUMULIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

132 131
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

Megestrol tablets treat breast and uterine cancer. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

R 132 206
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 132 214
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

Doxepin is used to treat depression and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 R 135 289
INDAPAMIDE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 136 144
HUMALOG MIX 50-50 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 137 200
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

Terazosin 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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

137 129
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

139 119
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

140 149
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

141 93
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

141 65
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 143 214
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

143 300
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

143 171
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 Nov. 29, 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.