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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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27,522Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 30 out of 571

$921K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 48 out of 571

791 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% 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

2% of this provider’s 510 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

46% of this provider’s 791 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

9% of this provider’s 510 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

21% of this provider’s 791 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$33 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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

$587K

2012

$659K

2013

$746K

2014

$921K

2015

Number of Claims

17,918

2012

21,950

2013

22,631

2014

27,522

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
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

1,140

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

707

prescriptions.

229

patients, 29% of all patients

1 8
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

1,079

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

744

prescriptions.

167

patients, 21% of all patients

2 25
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,019

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

776

prescriptions.

165

patients, 21% of all patients

3 1
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

1,006

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

713

prescriptions.

152

patients, 19% of all patients

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

976

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

624

prescriptions.

191

patients, 24% of all patients

5 9
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

973

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

167

patients, 21% of all patients

6 2
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

930

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

132

patients, 17% of all patients

7 10
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

889

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

268

patients, 34% of all patients

10 8 35
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

864

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

629

prescriptions.

130

patients, 16% of all patients

9 7
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

816

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

135

patients, 17% of all patients

10 4
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

747

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

122

patients, 15% of all patients

11 6
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

516

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

12 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

499

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

13 5
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

490

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

144

patients, 18% of all patients

O 14 36
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

464

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

15 51
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

431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

16 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

130

patients, 16% of all patients

17 47
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

361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

18 11
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

19 26
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

20 13
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

21 23
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

22 14
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

23 17
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

301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

129

patients, 16% of all patients

24 42
HUMULIN N

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

25 45
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

26 34
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

273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

27 38
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

28 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

252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

29 32
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

30 43
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

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

31 22
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

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

32 24
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

33 79
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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

33 41
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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

35 15
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

36 40
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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

37 52
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

144

patients, 18% of all patients

A 38 197
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

142

patients, 18% of all patients

A 39 56
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used to treat high blood pr... +

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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

40 55
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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

41 73
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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

42 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

43 30
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

44 85
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

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

45 29
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

46 53
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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

47 49
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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

48 33
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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

49 20
DESONIDE

Relieves the itching, dryne... +

Relieves the itching, dryness, redness, and swelling caused by skin problems such as atopic dermatitis. Source: National Library of Medicine

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

50 262
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

R 51 121
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

52 37
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

53 82
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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

54 39
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

55 16
SULINDAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

56 78
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

57 60
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

A 58 62
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

O 59 83
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

60 137
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

61 88
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

62 106
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

63 54
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

64 46
QVAR

Prevents asthma attacks. +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

65 161
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

66 86
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

67 28
ESTAZOLAM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

68 156
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 44
HUMULIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

70 131
INSULIN SYRINGE* 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

70 275
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

R 72 92
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

73 91
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

74 68
KENALOG-40 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

75 285
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 102
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

77 81
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 78 64
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 93
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

80 18
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

81 134
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

82 50
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 82 97
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

84 170
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

85 189
MONOJECT INSULIN SAFETY SYRNG 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

86 340
CEFADROXIL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

A 87 172
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

Ropinirole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

87 263
ETODOLAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

89 114
SURE COMFORT* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

89 105
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

91 21
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.