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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,102Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 56 out of 3936

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 348 out of 3936

867 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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

2% of this provider’s 806 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

14% of this provider’s 867 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

11% of this provider’s 806 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

17% of this provider’s 867 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$35 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$1.09M

2012

$1.18M

2013

$1.02M

2014

$1.04M

2015

Number of Claims

22,642

2012

24,780

2013

27,536

2014

30,102

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
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,861

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,788

prescriptions.

256

patients, 30% of all patients

1 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

1,394

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,322

prescriptions.

211

patients, 24% of all patients

2 6
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

1,166

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,112

prescriptions.

159

patients, 18% of all patients

3 7
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,106

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,069

prescriptions.

151

patients, 17% of all patients

4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

995

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

959

prescriptions.

152

patients, 18% of all patients

5 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

994

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

955

prescriptions.

139

patients, 16% of all patients

6 4
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

904

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

847

prescriptions.

144

patients, 17% of all patients

7 25
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

765

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

738

prescriptions.

137

patients, 16% of all patients

8 8
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

664

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

635

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

9 40
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

655

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

10 105
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

653

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

624

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

11 15
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

621

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

12 20
VIAGRA 605

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

13 72
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

580

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

14 24
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

545

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

15 1
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

542

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

16 10
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

525

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

17 30
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

504

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

18 18
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

501

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

117

patients, 13% of all patients

19 12
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

482

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

20 140
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

429

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

21 9
CHLORTHALIDONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

428

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

22 153
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

23 36
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

329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

24 35
ULTICARE* 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

10 25 216
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

305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

26 45
FOLIC ACID 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

27 102
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

28 11
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

29 22
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

172

patients, 20% of all patients

30 69
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

31 83
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

32 16
VITAMIN D2 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

33 73
MONTELUKAST SODIUM

Montelukast is used to prev... +

Montelukast is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing caused by asthma. Source: National Library of Medicine

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

34 41
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

35 27
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

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

36 93
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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

37 78
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

38 75
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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

39 77
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

40 43
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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

41 81
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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

42 14
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

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

43 13
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

110

patients, 13% of all patients

44 29
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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

45 55
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL

The combination of amlodipi... +

The combination of amlodipine and benazepril is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

46 114
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

O 47 19
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

48 37
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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

49 57
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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

50 84
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

51 21
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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

52 108
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

53 86
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

54 172
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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

55 33
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

Treats type 2 diabetes. +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

56 180
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

57 71
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

58 47
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

59 90
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 127
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

60 48
PROMETHAZINE-CODEINE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

R 10 62 546
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 111
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

64 171
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

65 26
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 64
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

67 95
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

68 132
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

69 39
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

70 32
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

71 112
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

72 133
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

72 62
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 74 124
PRADAXA

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 75 233
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

Causes numbness or loss of feeling in an area of your body. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

76 214
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

77 145
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

77 65
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

79 82
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 80 79
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

81 66
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

82 44
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

83 74
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 83 38
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

O 83 138
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

86 53
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

Terazosin 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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 87 125
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 88 94
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 88 254
LEVOFLOXACIN

Levofloxacin is used to tre... +

Levofloxacin is used to treat certain infections such as pneumonia, chronic bronchitis and sinus, urinary tract, kidney, prostate (a male reproductive gland), and skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

A 90 63
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

90 187
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

Used to help control certain types of seizures caused by epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 92 98
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 92 142
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. 24, 2013.
  • 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.