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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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40,524Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 314

$1.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 314

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

5% of this provider’s 778 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

19% of this provider’s 970 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

11% of this provider’s 778 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

21% of this provider’s 970 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 11%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$33 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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

$573K

2012

$905K

2013

$1.15M

2014

$1.33M

2015

Number of Claims

16,650

2012

30,617

2013

35,780

2014

40,524

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
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

3,592

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

2,864

prescriptions.

432

patients, 45% of all patients

10 1 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

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

2,381

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,953

prescriptions.

347

patients, 36% of all patients

10 2 3
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

2,233

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,919

prescriptions.

344

patients, 35% of all patients

3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,621

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,355

prescriptions.

221

patients, 23% of all patients

4 11
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,474

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,218

prescriptions.

206

patients, 21% of all patients

10 5 17
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

1,108

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

909

prescriptions.

175

patients, 18% of all patients

6 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,107

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

836

prescriptions.

202

patients, 21% of all patients

7 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

976

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

823

prescriptions.

143

patients, 15% of all patients

8 4
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

830

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

622

prescriptions.

167

patients, 17% of all patients

9 9
ALENDRONATE SODIUM

Alendronate is used to trea... +

Alendronate is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (''change of life,'' end of menstrual periods) and to treat osteoporosis in men. Source: National Library of Medicine

785

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

698

prescriptions.

152

patients, 16% of all patients

10 20
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

741

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

118

patients, 12% of all patients

11 7
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

691

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

141

patients, 15% of all patients

12 40
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

659

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

142

patients, 15% of all patients

13 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

639

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

196

patients, 20% of all patients

14 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

592

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

15 13
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

589

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

16 6
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

563

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

17 19
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

527

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

18 25
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

508

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

19 31
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

508

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

19 126
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

476

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

160

patients, 16% of all patients

O 21 41
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

437

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

22 8
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

408

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

23 14
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

398

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

24 34
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

396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

25 32
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

353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

26 24
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

27 125
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

325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

28 22
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

29 101
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

311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

30 21
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

304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

31 54
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

303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

32 39
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

33 27
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

34 42
ETODOLAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

35 116
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

36 15
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

277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

37 36
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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

38 12
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

39 47
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

Treats type 2 diabetes. +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

40 130
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

40 127
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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

42 56
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

43 18
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura XL) is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

198

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

44 33
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

195

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

45 29
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

192

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

46 75
HUMULIN N

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

191

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

47 68
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

182

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

48 50
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

181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

49 35
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE

For the treatment of hypert... +

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

178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

50 178
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

51 162
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

52 67
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

170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

53 26
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

54 83
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

164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

55 72
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

163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

56 88
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

161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

P 57 43
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

58 74
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

59 46
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

60 108
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

61 44
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

62 53
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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

62 82
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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

64 61
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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

65 89
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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

66 71
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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

67 28
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

68 58
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

69 103
INDAPAMIDE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

69 140
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

71 153
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

72 104
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

O 73 81
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

74 202
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

75 52
NIFEDICAL XL

Used alone or together with... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

76 174
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to r... +

Metoclopramide is used to relieve heartburn and speed the healing of ulcers and sores in the esophagus (tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) in people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the esophagus) that did not get better with other treatments. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

77 146
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

78 59
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

Terazosin 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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

79 208
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

80 38
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

81 99
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

82 321
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

82 45
SULINDAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

84 79
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

Doxepin is used to treat depression and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

R 84 92
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

86 128
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

86 23
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

88 233
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

89 86
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

90 109
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

90 107
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

Helps control blood sugar levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

92 223
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

92 64
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

R 94 198
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

95 114
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

96 85
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

96 60
CARTIA XT

Used alone or together with... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

98 256
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

98 51
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

98 132
CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

Treats a circulation problem in which too little blood flows into your leg muscles (intermittent claudication). Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

101 69
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

101 318
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

103 117
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

104 147
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

O 104 235
DILTIAZEM ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

104 304
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

104 70
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

104 335
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

109 219
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

R 109 37
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

111 274
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

Treats moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

111 193
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 111 129
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 114 112
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

A 115 122
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

R 115 136
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

R 115 86
REPAGLINIDE

Repaglinide is used to trea... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

118 416
QUINAPRIL HCL

Quinapril is used alone or ... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 118 155
PREDNISOLONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

120 187
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 120 106
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

122 118
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 122 55
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, irregular heart rhythms, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), certain types of tremor, and hypertrophic subaortic stenosis (a heart muscle disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 124 428
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

The combination of enalapri... +

The combination of enalapril and hydrochlorothiazide is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 124 236
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

A 124 78
ETODOLAC ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

127 188
SURE COMFORT* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

127 149
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.