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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,091Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 47 out of 4055

$971K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 210 out of 4055

1,639 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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 1,555 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

11% of this provider’s 1,639 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

2% of this provider’s 1,555 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

13% of this provider’s 1,639 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$823K

2012

$841K

2013

$1.03M

2014

$971K

2015

Number of Claims

47,327

2012

47,877

2013

33,251

2014

27,091

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

1,286

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,227

prescriptions.

289

patients, 18% of all patients

1 13
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

1,145

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,107

prescriptions.

374

patients, 23% of all patients

2 6
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

964

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

946

prescriptions.

341

patients, 21% of all patients

3 4
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

894

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

875

prescriptions.

202

patients, 12% of all patients

4 10
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

835

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

819

prescriptions.

247

patients, 15% of all patients

5 1
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

830

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

802

prescriptions.

148

patients, 9% of all patients

6 28
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

641

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

202

patients, 12% of all patients

7 2
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

578

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

179

patients, 11% of all patients

8 63
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

511

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

153

patients, 9% of all patients

9 8
VITAMIN D2 491

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

153

patients, 9% of all patients

10 92
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

436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

144

patients, 9% of all patients

11 7
QVAR

Prevents asthma attacks. +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

129

patients, 8% of all patients

12 287
FOLIC ACID 406

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

154

patients, 9% of all patients

13 119
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

390

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

137

patients, 8% of all patients

14 40
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

92

patients, 6% of all patients

15 27
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

89

patients, 5% of all patients

15 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

334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

133

patients, 8% of all patients

17 50
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

328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

78

patients, 5% of all patients

18 41
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

308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

19 25
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

102

patients, 6% of all patients

20 11
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

294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

100

patients, 6% of all patients

21 3
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

293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

22 135
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

293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

91

patients, 6% of all patients

22 17
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

101

patients, 6% of all patients

22 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

100

patients, 6% of all patients

25 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.

82

patients, 5% of all patients

26 9
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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

79

patients, 5% of all patients

27 49
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

256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

88

patients, 5% of all patients

28 33
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

254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

95

patients, 6% of all patients

29 21
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

248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

92

patients, 6% of all patients

30 12
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

88

patients, 5% of all patients

31 62
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

32 80
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

104

patients, 6% of all patients

O 33 16
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

57

patients, 3% of all patients

34 42
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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

65

patients, 4% of all patients

35 24
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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

66

patients, 4% of all patients

36 26
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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

37 52
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

66

patients, 4% of all patients

37 5
VIAGRA 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

39 88
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

56

patients, 3% of all patients

40 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

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

78

patients, 5% of all patients

41 65
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

Dicyclomine is used to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

42 152
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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

73

patients, 4% of all patients

43 74
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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

64

patients, 4% of all patients

10 44 258
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

45 122
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

46 30
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

68

patients, 4% of all patients

47 34
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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

47 104
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

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

69

patients, 4% of all patients

49 110
ULTICARE* 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

50 239
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

51 146
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

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

51 45
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

53 22
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

54 61
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

O 54 153
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

56 46
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

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

56 43
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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

58 198
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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

59 70
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

60 91
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

60 139
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

62 37
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

62 151
STAXYN 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

62 220
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

66

patients, 4% of all patients

65 236
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

O 66 14
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

67 57
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

68 206
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

69 38
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

70 48
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

71 268
LOPERAMIDE

Treats diarrhea and decreas... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

72 243
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

73 54
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

74 67
NYSTOP

Treats infections caused by... +

Treats infections caused by fungus. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

75 257
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

75 85
VALSARTAN

Valsartan is used alone or ... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

77 100
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

78 89
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

78 205
GOLYTELY 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

65

patients, 4% of all patients

80 352
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

80 195
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

82 75
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to r... +

Metoclopramide is used to relieve heartburn and speed the healing of ulcers and sores in the esophagus (tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) in people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the esophagus) that did not get better with other treatments. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

83 162
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

84 31
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

O 85 133
SPS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

86 462
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

87 118
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

P 88 60
AZELASTINE HCL

Used to treat hay fever and... +

Used to treat hay fever and allergy symptoms including runny nose, sneezing, and itchy nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

89 250
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

90 126
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

90 36
FLUNISOLIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

92 374
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

92 134
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

94 123
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

95 183
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

96 87
TRUEPLUS INSULIN SYRINGE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

96 282
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

98 125
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

A 98 86
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

98 78
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

98 59
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

102 177
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE

Methenamine, an antibiotic,... +

Methenamine, an antibiotic, eliminates bacteria that cause urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

103 380
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

Hydrocortisone is available with or without a prescription. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

104 314
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

104 108
CIALIS

Treats men who have erecti... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

106 149
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE

For the treatment of hypert... +

For the treatment of hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

107 190
SILVER SULFADIAZINE

Treats skin infections in p... +

Treats skin infections in patients with severe burns. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

108 166
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

108 83
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

110 107
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.