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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,986Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 314

$836K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 314

607 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% 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

14% of this provider’s 488 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

39% of this provider’s 607 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

7% of this provider’s 488 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 8%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 607 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 11%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$31 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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

$754K

2012

$530K

2013

$633K

2014

$836K

2015

Number of Claims

18,121

2012

19,704

2013

22,960

2014

26,986

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
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

1,591

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,309

prescriptions.

216

patients, 36% of all patients

1 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,469

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,231

prescriptions.

193

patients, 32% of all patients

2 5
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

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

1,438

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,213

prescriptions.

186

patients, 31% of all patients

3 4
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,157

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

986

prescriptions.

161

patients, 27% of all patients

4 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

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

1,084

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

879

prescriptions.

126

patients, 21% of all patients

5 16
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

1,023

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

735

prescriptions.

171

patients, 28% of all patients

6 2
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

803

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

718

prescriptions.

113

patients, 19% of all patients

7 14
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

734

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

691

prescriptions.

103

patients, 17% of all patients

8 20
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

646

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

9 11
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

637

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

10 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

624

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

102

patients, 17% of all patients

11 24
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

555

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

12 7
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

554

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

13 17
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

526

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

14 10
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

473

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

15 19
DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

172

patients, 28% of all patients

10 16 97
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

16 31
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

428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

18 9
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

P 19 49
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

20 27
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

21 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

307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

22 21
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

302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

23 40
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

301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

24 6
IBANDRONATE SODIUM

Used to prevent and treat o... +

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

289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

25 82
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

26 18
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

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

276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

109

patients, 18% of all patients

O 27 48
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

270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

28 39
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

256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

29 12
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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

30 22
HUMULIN N

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

31 68
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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

32 34
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

126

patients, 21% of all patients

33 51
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

O 34 41
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

Treats muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury or disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

35 74
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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

35 86
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

37 118
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

38 57
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

38 42
SURE COMFORT* 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

40 133
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

41 13
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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

P 42 43
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O 43 81
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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

44 28
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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

45 54
VALSARTAN

Valsartan is used alone or ... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

46 88
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

47 23
SULINDAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

48 79
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

49 253
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

50 62
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

50 50
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

52 131
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 15
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

54 80
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

54 25
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

56 89
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

Hydrocortisone provides relief for inflamed areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

57 244
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

58 44
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 53
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 112
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

61 132
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 29
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

63 33
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

R 64 204
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

Pramipexole 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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 129
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

A 66 65
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

66 46
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 26
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 69 71
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 96
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 32
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

72 109
CEFDINIR

Treats certain types of ski... +

Treats certain types of skin infections, throat infections, and lung infections, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, or tonsillitis. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

A 73 300
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

74 67
NAPROXEN SODIUM

Naproxen is a nonsteroidal ... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

74 157
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

76 76
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

76 30
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

A 78 122
ESTAZOLAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

79 110
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE

Ophthalmic prednisolone red... +

Ophthalmic prednisolone reduces the irritation, redness, burning, and swelling of eye inflammation caused by chemicals, heat, radiation, infection, allergy, or foreign bodies in the eye. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

79 152
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 81 38
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 R 82 136
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 82 115
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 84 58
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 R 84 424
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 86 70
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 87 56
CEFADROXIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A 87 123
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

A 87 78
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used to treat high blood pr... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 87 73
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 March 6, 2017.
  • 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.