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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,013Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 546

$938K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 42 out of 546

1,315 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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

3% of this provider’s 1,072 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Antibiotics

35% of this provider’s 1,315 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

3% of this provider’s 1,072 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

18% of this provider’s 1,315 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

10% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$29 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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

$1.33M

2012

$934K

2013

$787K

2014

$938K

2015

Number of Claims

38,709

2012

31,372

2013

28,947

2014

32,013

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,677

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,420

prescriptions.

483

patients, 37% of all patients

1 7
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,419

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,204

prescriptions.

418

patients, 32% of all patients

2 2
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

1,292

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,072

prescriptions.

339

patients, 26% of all patients

3 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

1,186

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

971

prescriptions.

284

patients, 22% of all patients

4 1
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

1,175

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,037

prescriptions.

309

patients, 23% of all patients

5 3
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

913

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

819

prescriptions.

254

patients, 19% of all patients

6 8
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

871

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

753

prescriptions.

254

patients, 19% of all patients

7 13
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

866

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

777

prescriptions.

201

patients, 15% of all patients

8 6
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

818

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

665

prescriptions.

263

patients, 20% of all patients

9 21
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

751

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

148

patients, 11% of all patients

10 15
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

733

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

621

prescriptions.

183

patients, 14% of all patients

11 22
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

697

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

138

patients, 10% of all patients

12 10
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

665

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

191

patients, 15% of all patients

13 9
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

659

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

177

patients, 13% of all patients

14 72
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

634

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

196

patients, 15% of all patients

15 53
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

555

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

201

patients, 15% of all patients

16 60
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

546

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

145

patients, 11% of all patients

17 33
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

545

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

137

patients, 10% of all patients

18 35
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

519

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

151

patients, 11% of all patients

O 19 32
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

505

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

140

patients, 11% of all patients

20 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

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

450

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

118

patients, 9% of all patients

21 27
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

410

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

97

patients, 7% of all patients

22 11
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

390

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

23 37
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

386

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

95

patients, 7% of all patients

24 48
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

370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

104

patients, 8% of all patients

25 16
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

146

patients, 11% of all patients

26 30
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

354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

114

patients, 9% of all patients

27 56
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

244

patients, 19% of all patients

A 28 47
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

92

patients, 7% of all patients

29 31
BENAZEPRIL HCL

Benazepril is used alone or... +

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

331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

30 131
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

329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

99

patients, 8% of all patients

31 45
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

312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

83

patients, 6% of all patients

32 19
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

165

patients, 13% of all patients

33 67
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

79

patients, 6% of all patients

34 14
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

286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

35 20
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

276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

36 26
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

37 4
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

92

patients, 7% of all patients

38 155
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

78

patients, 6% of all patients

O 39 24
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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

40 28
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

41 50
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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

42 51
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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

43 59
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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

44 78
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

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

45 49
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

46 90
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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

47 126
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

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

48 70
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

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

48 89
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

50 18
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

51 175
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

52 41
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

53 97
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

54 44
FOLIC ACID 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

55 54
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

56 163
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

57 104
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

58 29
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

58 43
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

60 114
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

94

patients, 7% of all patients

A 61 57
PENTOXIFYLLINE

Treats problems from poor b... +

Treats problems from poor blood circulation by improving the flow of blood through blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

62 65
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

63 46
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30

This is used by people with... +

This is used by people with diabetes to help keep blood sugar levels under control. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

64 183
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

81

patients, 6% of all patients

A 65 129
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

66 202
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

A 67 115
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

67 36
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

Treats ulcers and other stomach problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

67 154
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

70 105
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

70 116
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

72 92
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

P 73 74
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

74 64
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

75 63
DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE

Used to treat bacterial inf... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

A 76 400
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

76 133
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

P 78 110
ONDANSETRON HCL*

Ondansetron is used to prev... +

Ondansetron is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

79 237
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

A 80 141
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

O 81 174
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

82 38
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

83 76
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

84 34
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

85 100
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

85 77
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

87 173
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

88 252
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

88 340
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 Oct. 28, 2010.
  • 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.