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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,162Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 55 out of 3936

$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 294 out of 3936

2,510 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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 Florida
lower than average

Antipsychotics

1% of this provider’s 2,409 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

27% of this provider’s 2,510 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

2% of this provider’s 2,409 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 11%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 2,510 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$826K

2012

$1.01M

2013

$1.06M

2014

$1.1M

2015

Number of Claims

55,683

2012

58,015

2013

37,332

2014

30,162

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
VITAMIN D2 2,434

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

2,388

prescriptions.

459

patients, 18% of all patients

10 1 73
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,248

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,236

prescriptions.

439

patients, 17% of all patients

2 5
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

1,196

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,169

prescriptions.

399

patients, 16% of all patients

3 6
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

1,084

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,079

prescriptions.

319

patients, 13% of all patients

4 8
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

1,067

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,042

prescriptions.

198

patients, 8% of all patients

5 11
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

887

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

882

prescriptions.

139

patients, 6% of all patients

6 25
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

718

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

713

prescriptions.

155

patients, 6% of all patients

7 12
VIAGRA 714

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

709

prescriptions.

129

patients, 5% of all patients

10 8 72
FOLIC ACID 698

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

682

prescriptions.

222

patients, 9% of all patients

9 102
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

603

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

256

patients, 10% of all patients

10 45
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

530

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

167

patients, 7% of all patients

11 26
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

527

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

140

patients, 6% of all patients

12 2
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

490

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

156

patients, 6% of all patients

13 24
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

479

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

147

patients, 6% of all patients

14 7
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

443

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

116

patients, 5% of all patients

15 16
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

439

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

145

patients, 6% of all patients

16 3
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

434

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

76

patients, 3% of all patients

17 33
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

410

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

117

patients, 5% of all patients

18 1
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

395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

124

patients, 5% of all patients

19 13
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

121

patients, 5% of all patients

20 9
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

359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

105

patients, 4% of all patients

21 18
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

221

patients, 9% of all patients

22 54
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

348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

117

patients, 5% of all patients

23 20
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

132

patients, 5% of all patients

23 31
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

251

patients, 10% of all patients

25 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

316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

26 23
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

279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

80

patients, 3% of all patients

27 10
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

264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

88

patients, 4% of all patients

28 40
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

252

patients, 10% of all patients

A 29 42
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

47

patients, 2% of all patients

30 47
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

36

patients, 1% of all patients

31 32
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

112

patients, 4% of all patients

O 32 155
ESTAZOLAM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

47

patients, 2% of all patients

33 249
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

76

patients, 3% of all patients

34 15
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

64

patients, 3% of all patients

35 69
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

86

patients, 3% of all patients

36 4
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

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

64

patients, 3% of all patients

37 55
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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

59

patients, 2% of all patients

38 57
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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

67

patients, 3% of all patients

39 30
CIALIS

Treats men who have erecti... +

Treats men who have erectile dysfunction (also called sexual impotence). Source: National Library of Medicine

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

32

patients, 1% of all patients

40 161
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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

60

patients, 2% of all patients

41 14
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

42 83
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

43 38
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM

Treats anxiety, trouble sle... +

Treats anxiety, trouble sleeping, symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, and certain types of epilepsy (seizures). Source: National Library of Medicine

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

44 172
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

130

patients, 5% of all patients

A 45 49
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

Treats skin infections and bacterial infections in your nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

105

patients, 4% of all patients

46 135
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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

132

patients, 5% of all patients

A 47 63
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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

P 48 61
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

35

patients, 1% of all patients

49 112
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

36

patients, 1% of all patients

50 22
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

O 50 19
PROCTOSOL-HC

This is used to help reliev... +

This is used to help relieve redness, itching, swelling, or other discomfort caused by skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

64

patients, 3% of all patients

52 243
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

35

patients, 1% of all patients

53 51
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

37

patients, 1% of all patients

54 21
KLOR-CON 8 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

44

patients, 2% of all patients

55 490
MOMETASONE FUROATE

Mometasone is used to relie... +

Mometasone is used to relieve the itching and inflammation of numerous skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

75

patients, 3% of all patients

56 236
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE

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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

31

patients, 1% of all patients

56 96
LEVITRA 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

10 56 376
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

34

patients, 1% of all patients

59 43
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

36

patients, 1% of all patients

60 36
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

49

patients, 2% of all patients

61 132
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

44

patients, 2% of all patients

62 50
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

31

patients, 1% of all patients

63 107
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

Treats asthma, allergic reactions, inflammation, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

98

patients, 4% of all patients

64 59
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

34

patients, 1% of all patients

65 48
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

34

patients, 1% of all patients

66 66
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

35

patients, 1% of all patients

67 27
URIN D.S. 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

83

patients, 3% of all patients

10 68 440
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

68 81
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

33

patients, 1% of all patients

70 41
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

35

patients, 1% of all patients

71 95
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

72 92
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

32

patients, 1% of all patients

72 28
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

Treats skin infections caused by fungus, such as ringworm, athlete's foot, or dandruff. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

74 187
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

75 29
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

79

patients, 3% of all patients

A 76 101
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

49

patients, 2% of all patients

O 77 138
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

This medicine is an antifungal. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

53

patients, 2% of all patients

77 273
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 1% of all patients

77 58
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

34

patients, 1% of all patients

80 99
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

31

patients, 1% of all patients

81 117
ULTICARE* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

81 216
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

81 35
LOPERAMIDE

Treats diarrhea and decreas... +

Treats diarrhea and decreases the amount of drainage in patients who have ostomies. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

35

patients, 1% of all patients

81 252
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

85 68
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

85 175
QVAR

Prevents asthma attacks. +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

87 320
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

88 126
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

89 64
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 0% of all patients

90 94
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

66

patients, 3% of all patients

A 90 103
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

92 133
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

92 110
METRONIDAZOLE*

Used to treat serious bacte... +

Used to treat serious bacterial infections in different areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

A 92 212
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

95 196
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

96 79
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

96 108
TRUEPLUS INSULIN SYRINGE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

98 297
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

99 140
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

100 86
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

101 74
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 102 229
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

R 102 154
SYMBICORT

This is a combination of bu... +

This is a combination of budesonide and formoterol used to help control the symptoms of asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

102 91
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 0% of all patients

102 141
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

31

patients, 1% of all patients

106 82
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

Treats fungus infections in the mouth, throat, and intestines. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

107 156
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

107 39
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

Treats gastroesophageal ref... +

Treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and a damaged esophagus. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 109 432
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

109 188
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.