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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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28,552Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 314

$756K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 35 out of 314

800 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

4% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Puerto Rico
lower than average

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 584 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

46% of this provider’s 800 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

10% of this provider’s 584 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

26% of this provider’s 800 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 11%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$26 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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

$696K

2012

$715K

2013

$740K

2014

$756K

2015

Number of Claims

20,924

2012

24,998

2013

27,103

2014

28,552

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
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

1,432

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,103

prescriptions.

176

patients, 22% of all patients

1 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,280

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,031

prescriptions.

241

patients, 30% of all patients

2 5
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

1,202

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

825

prescriptions.

229

patients, 29% of all patients

3 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

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

1,191

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

923

prescriptions.

170

patients, 21% of all patients

4 3
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

1,168

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

879

prescriptions.

144

patients, 18% of all patients

5 6
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,028

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

212

patients, 27% of all patients

6 9
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

970

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

803

prescriptions.

127

patients, 16% of all patients

7 17
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

882

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

704

prescriptions.

115

patients, 14% of all patients

8 11
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

879

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

195

patients, 24% of all patients

9 10
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

847

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

115

patients, 14% of all patients

10 13
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

728

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

11 15
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

604

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

12 18
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

557

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

13 1
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

459

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

14 8
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

15 7
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

437

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

16 12
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

398

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

10 17 54
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

18 14
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

135

patients, 17% of all patients

O 19 41
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

320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

20 26
DEXAMETHASONE

Treats inflammation and man... +

Treats inflammation and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

188

patients, 24% of all patients

20 95
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

146

patients, 18% of all patients

22 46
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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

22 33
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

289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

24 39
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

282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

25 22
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

266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

26 38
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

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

27 86
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

247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

28 40
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used to treat high blood pr... +

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

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

29 73
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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

30 21
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

31 27
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

32 42
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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

176

patients, 22% of all patients

A 33 78
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

Treats symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). Source: National Library of Medicine

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

34 84
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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

35 20
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

O 36 81
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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

119

patients, 15% of all patients

37 52
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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

38 25
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

39 58
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

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

39 30
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

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

41 36
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

42 29
SULINDAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

43 79
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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

44 55
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

45 80
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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

46 155
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

47 35
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 99
NAPROXEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by arthritis, gout, menstrual cramps, tendinitis, headache, backache, and toothache. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

49 91
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

50 51
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

51 23
DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

52 97
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

52 34
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

O 54 48
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

55 24
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 56 43
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

A 57 65
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

57 71
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

59 88
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS

Theophylline is used to pre... +

Theophylline is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness caused by asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

60 159
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 75
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

R 62 136
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

A 63 66
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

64 74
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

65 31
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

65 76
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

67 118
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

68 202
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

69 89
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

69 254
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

71 16
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

71 174
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

71 153
ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

Albuterol is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways). Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

74 269
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 75 19
SURE COMFORT* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

76 149
PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

77 90
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

A 78 222
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

79 109
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 80 62
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

81 28
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

82 146
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

Treats and prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 83 243
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

83 131
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

85 45
ETODOLAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

86 116
ETODOLAC ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

86 188
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

88 44
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

89 61
SURE COMFORT* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

90 133
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

R 91 198
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

92 100
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 R 92 86
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 Sept. 27, 2012.
  • 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.