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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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23,362Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 1539

$873K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 27 out of 1539

976 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% 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

9% of this provider’s 768 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

52% of this provider’s 976 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

11% of this provider’s 768 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

19% of this provider’s 976 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$381K

2012

$570K

2013

$750K

2014

$873K

2015

Number of Claims

12,252

2012

17,179

2013

21,670

2014

23,362

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
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

1,141

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

782

prescriptions.

279

patients, 29% of all patients

1 4
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,024

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

871

prescriptions.

214

patients, 22% of all patients

2 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

713

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

155

patients, 16% 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

646

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

155

patients, 16% of all patients

4 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

604

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

142

patients, 15% of all patients

5 5
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

577

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

6 11
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

518

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

122

patients, 13% of all patients

7 3
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

508

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

8 19
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

501

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

117

patients, 12% of all patients

9 9
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

491

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

10 6
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

488

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

109

patients, 11% of all patients

11 31
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

12 28
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

13 18
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

14 12
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

275

patients, 28% of all patients

A 15 37
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

16 21
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

366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

16 10
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

122

patients, 13% of all patients

O 18 24
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

297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

19 35
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

210

patients, 22% of all patients

A 20 45
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

287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

21 22
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

22 20
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

23 44
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

24 32
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

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

25 25
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

26 30
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

O 27 56
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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

P 28 58
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

29 16
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

30 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

31 8
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

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

32 26
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

33 50
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

175

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

34 15
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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

35 64
SILVER SULFADIAZINE

Treats skin infections in p... +

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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

36 112
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

126

patients, 13% of all patients

A 37 87
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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

38 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

39 17
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

40 83
PREDNISOLONE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

125

patients, 13% of all patients

10 41 133
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

42 14
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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

43 67
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

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

44 29
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

45 39
ETODOLAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

46 113
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

P 47 72
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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

48 47
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

49 59
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

R 50 81
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

51 71
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

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

52 41
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

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

53 48
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

54 62
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

55 13
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

56 46
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

57 70
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

58 84
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

59 89
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

60 109
SURE COMFORT* 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

61 100
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

62 202
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

62 53
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

62 23
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

65 138
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

66 135
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

67 27
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

67 102
PERMETHRIN

Treats head lice and scabies. +

Treats head lice and scabies. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

69 189
CAPTOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

70 69
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

70 36
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

70 34
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-HYDROCORT

The combination of hydrocor... +

The combination of hydrocortisone, neomycin, and polymyxin eliminates bacteria that cause ear, eye, and skin infections and relieves pain, inflammation, redness, and itching. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

70 188
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

74 73
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

75 49
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

A 75 68
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

77 33
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

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

R 77 157
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 79 88
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

79 92
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

81 43
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

82 42
PHENOBARBITAL

Used to control seizures. P... +

Used to control seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 R 83 255
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 83 127
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

85 98
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

86 139
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 87 119
COLCHICINE

Prevent or treat attacks of... +

Prevent or treat attacks of gout. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

87 378
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE*

Treats skin irritation, all... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

87 142
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 April 25, 2013.
  • 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.