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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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63,706Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 571

$2.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 571

1,543 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

4% 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

1% of this provider’s 1,039 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

28% of this provider’s 1,543 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

10% of this provider’s 1,039 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

25% of this provider’s 1,543 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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

$1.66M

2012

$1.78M

2013

$2.09M

2014

$2.26M

2015

Number of Claims

47,079

2012

51,880

2013

58,454

2014

63,706

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

2,770

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,826

prescriptions.

504

patients, 33% of all patients

1 5
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

2,208

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,446

prescriptions.

347

patients, 22% of all patients

10 2 3
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

2,168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,461

prescriptions.

401

patients, 26% of all patients

3 2
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

2,135

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,433

prescriptions.

331

patients, 21% of all patients

4 4
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

2,037

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,445

prescriptions.

255

patients, 17% of all patients

5 10
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,971

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,547

prescriptions.

292

patients, 19% of all patients

6 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

1,936

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,546

prescriptions.

326

patients, 21% of all patients

7 7
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

1,809

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,091

prescriptions.

313

patients, 20% of all patients

8 8
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

1,687

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,142

prescriptions.

264

patients, 17% of all patients

10 9 12
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

1,544

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,037

prescriptions.

250

patients, 16% of all patients

10 9
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

1,526

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,255

prescriptions.

277

patients, 18% of all patients

11 15
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,478

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,116

prescriptions.

234

patients, 15% of all patients

12 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,050

prescriptions.

242

patients, 16% of all patients

13 30
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

1,373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

956

prescriptions.

227

patients, 15% of all patients

14 6
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

1,257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

886

prescriptions.

204

patients, 13% of all patients

15 16
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

1,257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

964

prescriptions.

203

patients, 13% of all patients

10 15 26
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

1,144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

971

prescriptions.

182

patients, 12% of all patients

17 14
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

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

1,082

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

751

prescriptions.

159

patients, 10% of all patients

18 11
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,062

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

735

prescriptions.

143

patients, 9% of all patients

19 17
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

1,008

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

744

prescriptions.

179

patients, 12% of all patients

20 32
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

991

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

187

patients, 12% of all patients

10 21 34
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

959

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

795

prescriptions.

143

patients, 9% of all patients

10 22 72
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

854

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

631

prescriptions.

159

patients, 10% of all patients

23 25
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

817

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

674

prescriptions.

116

patients, 8% of all patients

24 23
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

772

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

277

patients, 18% of all patients

O 25 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

767

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

120

patients, 8% of all patients

26 22
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

678

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

111

patients, 7% of all patients

27 21
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

652

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

160

patients, 10% of all patients

10 28 42
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

604

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

91

patients, 6% of all patients

29 13
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

579

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

93

patients, 6% of all patients

30 54
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

574

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

87

patients, 6% of all patients

31 18
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

532

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

75

patients, 5% of all patients

32 27
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

530

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

85

patients, 6% of all patients

33 29
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

516

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

130

patients, 8% of all patients

34 73
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

515

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

86

patients, 6% of all patients

35 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

511

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

85

patients, 6% of all patients

36 33
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

500

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

146

patients, 9% of all patients

37 37
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

469

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

103

patients, 7% of all patients

38 28
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

440

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

88

patients, 6% of all patients

39 43
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

417

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

82

patients, 5% of all patients

10 40 38
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

383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

65

patients, 4% of all patients

41 24
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

373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

163

patients, 11% of all patients

42 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

100

patients, 6% of all patients

43 47
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

44 76
SULINDAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

45 78
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

318

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

46 44
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

312

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

47 31
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

295

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

235

patients, 15% of all patients

A 48 75
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

289

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

49 41
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

277

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

64

patients, 4% of all patients

50 91
SURE COMFORT* 274

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

10 51 111
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

271

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

52 71
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

258

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

53 53
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

Treats type 2 diabetes. +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

257

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

54 115
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

253

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

55 49
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

245

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

76

patients, 5% of all patients

56 134
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

237

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

57 96
HUMULIN N

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

229

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

58 45
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

219

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

59 40
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

216

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

60 84
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

215

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

61 87
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

Treats short-term, medium to medium-severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

209

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

96

patients, 6% of all patients

O 62 61
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

209

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

62 39
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

207

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

64 69
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

204

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

65 93
SURE COMFORT* 195

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

66 105
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

192

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

67 50
QVAR

Prevents asthma attacks. +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

187

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

68 161
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

185

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

69 82
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

O 70 83
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

71 79
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used to treat high blood pr... +

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

173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

72 55
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

160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

73 59
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

74 65
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

158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

75 48
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

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

R 76 92
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

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

77 150
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

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

78 60
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

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

78 46
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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

80 120
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

R 81 121
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE

For the treatment of hypert... +

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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

81 152
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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

83 100
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve tension headaches. Source: National Library of Medicine

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

R 84 153
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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

85 176
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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

86 107
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

87 77
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

87 142
IBANDRONATE SODIUM

Used to prevent and treat o... +

Used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

89 74
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

90 102
GLIPIZIDE XL

Glipizide is used along wit... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

91 86
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

69

patients, 4% of all patients

91 109
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

93 147
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

94 104
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

95 51
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

88

patients, 6% of all patients

A 95 128
NIFEDICAL XL

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

97 132
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

98 90
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

98 135
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

100 52
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

100 85
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

102 57
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

103 67
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

104 66
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

90

patients, 6% of all patients

A 105 62
FELODIPINE ER

Felodipine is used to treat... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

106 258
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

107 250
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

108 108
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

109 89
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

110 94
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

110 171
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

112 308
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

Hydrocortisone is available with or without a prescription. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

112 241
DESLORATADINE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

114 251
GLIPIZIDE ER

Glipizide is used along wit... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

114 81
NAPROXEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by arthritis, gout, menstrual cramps, tendinitis, headache, backache, and toothache. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

116 58
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

117 112
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

117 68
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

R 119 122
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 119 229
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

119 188
CHLORTHALIDONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

122 174
JANUMET

This is a combination drug ... +

This is a combination drug containing metformin and sitagliptin and is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

123 95
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

A 123 116
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

125 184
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

R 126 99
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

127 189
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 128 169
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 128 179
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

128 163
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 131 97
SILVER SULFADIAZINE

Treats skin infections in p... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

131 228
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

133 175
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 134 164
PROVENTIL HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

135 234
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

136 88
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

136 117
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

Prevents and treats certain fungus infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

136 170
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

A 139 56
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 July 2, 2015.
  • 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.