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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,346Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 1539

$865K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 1539

622 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

3% 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 436 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

87% of this provider’s 622 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

24% of this provider’s 436 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 10%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 622 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $37 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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

$398K

2012

$549K

2013

$717K

2014

$865K

2015

Number of Claims

16,714

2012

20,428

2013

21,820

2014

24,346

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
BICILLIN C-R 1,115

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

773

prescriptions.

466

patients, 75% of all patients

A 10 1 171
DEXAMETHASONE

Treats inflammation and man... +

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

1,067

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

766

prescriptions.

404

patients, 65% of all patients

10 2 55
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

959

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

323

patients, 52% of all patients

10 3 118
ETODOLAC ER 941

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

645

prescriptions.

369

patients, 59% of all patients

10 4 116
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

883

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

170

patients, 27% of all patients

5 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

675

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

184

patients, 30% of all patients

6 8
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

661

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

129

patients, 21% of all patients

7 2
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

569

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

153

patients, 25% of all patients

8 5
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

537

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

163

patients, 26% of all patients

9 1
CLARITHROMYCIN ER 532

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

329

patients, 53% of all patients

A 10 10 220
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

498

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

11 10
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

483

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

148

patients, 24% of all patients

12 14
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

471

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

139

patients, 22% of all patients

13 4
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

14 12
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

464

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

15 9
DEXAMETHASONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE* 343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

225

patients, 36% of all patients

16 147
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

338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

211

patients, 34% of all patients

17 39
CEFTRIAXONE*

Treats infections caused by... +

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

329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

197

patients, 32% of all patients

A 10 18 246
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

18 20
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

20 16
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

312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

120

patients, 19% of all patients

21 67
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

286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

22 6
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

175

patients, 28% of all patients

A 23 45
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

24 19
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

254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

25 47
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

102

patients, 16% of all patients

O 26 60
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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

27 43
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

237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

28 15
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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

29 7
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

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

30 23
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

31 92
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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

32 25
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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

32 29
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

34 18
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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

35 82
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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

36 48
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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

37 22
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

37 125
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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

37 17
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

40 21
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

137

patients, 22% of all patients

A 41 87
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

42 31
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

O 43 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

106

patients, 17% of all patients

44 49
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

45 11
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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

46 64
SURE COMFORT* 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

46 100
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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

48 40
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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

49 13
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE

Tobramycin and dexamethason... +

Tobramycin and dexamethasone is a combination of an antibiotic and a corticosteroid. Source: National Library of Medicine

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

116

patients, 19% of all patients

49 251
GENTAMICIN SULFATE

Ophthalmic gentamicin is us... +

Ophthalmic gentamicin is used to treat certain eye infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

93

patients, 15% of all patients

A 51 170
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

51 30
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM

Treats anxiety, trouble sle... +

Treats anxiety, trouble sleeping, symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, and certain types of epilepsy (seizures). Source: National Library of Medicine

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

53 165
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

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

54 122
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

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

55 33
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

A 56 37
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

56 28
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

58 27
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

59 32
LOPERAMIDE

Treats diarrhea and decreas... +

Treats diarrhea and decreases the amount of drainage in patients who have ostomies. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

60 213
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

61 151
SURE COMFORT* 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

61 107
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

61 91
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

A 64 106
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

64 50
MOMETASONE FUROATE

Mometasone is used to relie... +

Mometasone is used to relieve the itching and inflammation of numerous skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

66 155
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

67 149
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

R 67 81
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

69 34
CARAFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

70 219
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

71 51
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

R 72 101
CAPTOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

73 69
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

74 185
METRONIDAZOLE*

Used to treat serious bacte... +

Used to treat serious bacterial infections in different areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

A 75 306
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

75 26
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

77 95
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

77 36
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

79 38
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE

Treats swelling and itching... +

Treats swelling and itching of the skin. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

80 146
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

A 81 103
DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

82 108
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 83 77
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

84 162
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.