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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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31,708Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 571

$973K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 36 out of 571

866 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

3% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

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

Antipsychotics

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

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Antibiotics

16% of this provider’s 866 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

6% of this provider’s 659 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 9%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 866 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$31 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 23.


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

$864K

2012

$933K

2013

$992K

2014

$973K

2015

Number of Claims

29,175

2012

32,035

2013

33,145

2014

31,708

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

1,814

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,348

prescriptions.

291

patients, 34% of all patients

1 2
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

1,639

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,232

prescriptions.

288

patients, 33% of all patients

2 8
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

1,625

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,355

prescriptions.

201

patients, 23% of all patients

10 3 12
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,511

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,277

prescriptions.

235

patients, 27% of all patients

4 1
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

1,386

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,118

prescriptions.

201

patients, 23% of all patients

5 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

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

1,198

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

953

prescriptions.

170

patients, 20% of all patients

6 6
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

1,134

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,015

prescriptions.

147

patients, 17% of all patients

7 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,104

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

869

prescriptions.

167

patients, 19% of all patients

8 5
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

1,098

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

890

prescriptions.

166

patients, 19% of all patients

9 30
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

1,023

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

880

prescriptions.

150

patients, 17% of all patients

10 4
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

724

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

11 10
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

717

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

118

patients, 14% of all patients

12 9
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

634

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

13 13
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

610

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

106

patients, 12% of all patients

14 15
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

575

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

15 16
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

545

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

16 24
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

532

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

17 22
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

462

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

18 11
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

461

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

19 17
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

442

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

136

patients, 16% of all patients

20 35
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

372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

21 32
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

312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

22 31
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

23 19
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

24 26
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

25 14
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

26 28
METFORMIN HCL ER

Metformin is used alone or ... +

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

248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

27 66
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

28 47
HUMULIN N

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

29 45
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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

30 57
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

31 51
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used to treat high blood pr... +

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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

32 55
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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

33 21
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

34 34
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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

35 44
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

36 37
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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

36 20
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

O 38 36
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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

39 46
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

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

40 42
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

41 18
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

O 42 61
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM

Fosinopril is used alone or... +

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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

43 118
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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

44 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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

44 38
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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

46 29
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

47 23
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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

48 91
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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

49 39
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

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 130
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 53
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

52 54
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

52 43
PROVENTIL HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

52 234
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

55 58
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

56 49
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 48
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

58 89
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

58 33
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

60 93
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

61 25
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

62 70
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

62 79
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

64 41
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

65 50
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 94
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 64
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

68 102
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

69 136
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

69 40
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

71 27
GLIPIZIDE XL

Glipizide is used along wit... +

Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

72 86
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 108
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 74 96
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

74 52
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 76 71
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 77 158
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

77 126
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

79 65
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

Latanoprost ophthalmic is used to treat glaucoma (a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision) and ocular hypertension (a condition which causes increased pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

80 87
SULINDAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

81 78
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

A 81 56
QVAR

Prevents asthma attacks. +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

81 161
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

84 113
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

84 179
ETODOLAC ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

86 155
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 87 135
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. 3, 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.