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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,833Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 192

$680K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 192

687 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

12% of this provider’s 687 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

14% of this provider’s 649 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 687 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $33 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$749K

2012

$684K

2013

$679K

2014

$680K

2015

Number of Claims

17,740

2012

18,892

2013

19,348

2014

18,833

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
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

1,168

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,091

prescriptions.

174

patients, 25% of all patients

1 5
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

912

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

860

prescriptions.

164

patients, 24% of all patients

2 4
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

867

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

817

prescriptions.

165

patients, 24% of all patients

3 1
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

802

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

776

prescriptions.

126

patients, 18% of all patients

4 3
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

786

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

744

prescriptions.

110

patients, 16% of all patients

5 7
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

761

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

711

prescriptions.

135

patients, 20% of all patients

6 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

559

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

7 2
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

515

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

8 6
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

506

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

9 27
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

477

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

10 17
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

11 20
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

381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

12 9
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

13 28
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

14 14
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

255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

15 18
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

16 15
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

250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

17 22
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

248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

18 24
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

19 12
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

20 11
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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

21 13
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

22 51
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

23 8
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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

24 69
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

R 24 40
METFORMIN HCL ER

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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

26 61
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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

27 35
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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

28 19
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

29 58
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

30 25
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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

31 10
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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

32 34
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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

33 42
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

34 59
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

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

35 64
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

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

36 29
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

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

37 112
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

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

38 71
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

R 39 49
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

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

40 75
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

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

41 83
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

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

42 60
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

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

43 36
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

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

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

O 43 102
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

45 129
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

R 46 125
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

47 38
ESTAZOLAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

48 160
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

49 95
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 87
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 103
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

52 44
CANDESARTAN CILEXETIL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

53 66
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

54 56
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 114
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 30
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

Used with proper diet and exercise to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 57 124
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 63
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 62
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

59 98
VERAPAMIL HCL

Verapamil is used to treat ... +

Verapamil 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, 2% of all patients

59 121
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used to treat high blood pr... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 62 31
INDAPAMIDE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 57
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 64 55
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

64 101
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 23
CANDESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 10 67 136
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

68 85
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

68 144
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

70 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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 71 133
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 82
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 73 68
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 73 37
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 21
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 73 32
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

77 65
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

78 50
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 Dec. 20, 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.