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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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47,592Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 1539

$1.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 1539

1,331 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% 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

5% of this provider’s 1,125 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

28% of this provider’s 1,331 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

10% of this provider’s 1,125 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 10%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 1,331 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$28 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $37 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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

$908K

2012

$964K

2013

$1.12M

2014

$1.33M

2015

Number of Claims

29,961

2012

34,612

2013

40,760

2014

47,592

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

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

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

A

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

P

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

R

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

10

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

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

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

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

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

2,518

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

2,112

prescriptions.

480

patients, 36% of all patients

1 8
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

2,046

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,736

prescriptions.

313

patients, 24% of all patients

2 7
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

1,962

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,667

prescriptions.

291

patients, 22% of all patients

3 2
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

1,926

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,524

prescriptions.

318

patients, 24% of all patients

10 4 4
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

1,656

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,402

prescriptions.

281

patients, 21% of all patients

5 5
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

1,261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

948

prescriptions.

207

patients, 16% of all patients

6 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

1,223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,054

prescriptions.

198

patients, 15% of all patients

7 10
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

1,141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,059

prescriptions.

181

patients, 14% of all patients

8 9
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

1,139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,003

prescriptions.

161

patients, 12% of all patients

10 9 13
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,096

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

924

prescriptions.

192

patients, 14% of all patients

10 19
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,025

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

955

prescriptions.

183

patients, 14% of all patients

11 1
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

1,005

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

926

prescriptions.

134

patients, 10% of all patients

12 6
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

819

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

808

prescriptions.

125

patients, 9% of all patients

13 35
PENTOXIFYLLINE

Treats problems from poor b... +

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

795

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

694

prescriptions.

127

patients, 10% of all patients

10 14 43
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

790

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

678

prescriptions.

114

patients, 9% of all patients

15 22
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

789

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

718

prescriptions.

120

patients, 9% of all patients

16 21
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

754

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

634

prescriptions.

128

patients, 10% of all patients

17 11
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

717

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

676

prescriptions.

139

patients, 10% of all patients

18 31
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

717

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

102

patients, 8% of all patients

18 12
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

702

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

101

patients, 8% of all patients

20 34
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

680

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

101

patients, 8% of all patients

21 16
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

671

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

598

prescriptions.

108

patients, 8% of all patients

22 15
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

639

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

109

patients, 8% of all patients

23 18
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

632

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

208

patients, 16% of all patients

O 24 24
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

600

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

166

patients, 12% of all patients

25 27
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

584

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

114

patients, 9% of all patients

26 25
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

546

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

157

patients, 12% of all patients

27 23
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

488

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

85

patients, 6% of all patients

28 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

452

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

29 40
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

431

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

78

patients, 6% of all patients

30 14
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

31 32
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

32 30
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

79

patients, 6% of all patients

33 74
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

329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

34 41
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

319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

35 17
SILVER SULFADIAZINE

Treats skin infections in p... +

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

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

95

patients, 7% of all patients

36 112
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

37 28
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

308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

38 98
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

301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

39 53
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

294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

40 102
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

289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

41 38
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

289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

41 67
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

282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

43 76
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

282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

43 29
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

45 36
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

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

78

patients, 6% of all patients

45 46
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

263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

47 42
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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

48 47
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

228

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

49 50
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

199

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

50 52
HUMULIN N

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

199

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

50 57
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

197

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

52 54
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

192

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

53 91
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS

Theophylline is used to pre... +

Theophylline is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness caused by asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

186

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

54 121
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

182

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

55 20
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

181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

91

patients, 7% of all patients

56 39
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

180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

57 114
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

156

patients, 12% of all patients

A 58 45
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

Treats moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

59 153
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

167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

60 88
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

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

P 61 58
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

62 137
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

63 135
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

Phenytoin is used to control certain type of seizures, and to treat and prevent seizures that may begin during or after surgery to the brain or nervous system. Source: National Library of Medicine

161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

64 138
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

65 127
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

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

66 48
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

67 168
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

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

67 115
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

69 79
NAPROXEN SODIUM

Naproxen is a nonsteroidal ... +

Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to relieve symptoms of arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile arthritis) such as inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

69 97
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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

71 82
VERAPAMIL HCL

Verapamil is used to treat ... +

Verapamil is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

10 72 192
ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

Albuterol is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways). Source: National Library of Medicine

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

88

patients, 7% of all patients

73 118
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

74 130
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE*

Treats skin irritation, all... +

Treats skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

75 142
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

76 64
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

77 51
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

96

patients, 7% of all patients

A 78 68
SULINDAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

78 61
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve tension headaches. Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

R 78 101
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

81 59
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

P 81 72
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

83 73
TIMOLOL MALEATE

Ophthalmic timolol is used ... +

Ophthalmic timolol is used to treat glaucoma, a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

84 271
CARAFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

85 219
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

85 33
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

87 160
ENDOCET

Treats moderate to moderate... +

Treats moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O 88 148
RALOXIFENE HCL

Raloxifene is used to preve... +

Raloxifene is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (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). Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

89 110
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

R 89 150
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

91 131
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

92 128
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

80

patients, 6% of all patients

A 93 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

94 49
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

R 94 81
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

94 227
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

97 109
DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

97 108
PERMETHRIN

Treats head lice and scabies. +

Treats head lice and scabies. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

99 189
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE

Ophthalmic brimonidine is u... +

Ophthalmic brimonidine is used to lower pressure in the eyes in patients who have glaucoma (high pressure in the eyes that may damage nerves and cause vision loss) and ocular hypertension (pressure in the eyes that is higher than normal but not high enough to cause vision loss). Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

99 298
SURE COMFORT* 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

101 100
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

O 102 60
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

103 172
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

103 75
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 105 63
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

106 105
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

107 95
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

107 120
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

109 111
QVAR

Prevents asthma attacks. +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

110 180
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

110 86
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

112 92
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE

Treats swelling and itching... +

Treats swelling and itching of the skin. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

113 146
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

114 89
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 114 151
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

116 70
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

117 99
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 117 195
CAPTOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 117 69
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 120 65
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine 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), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

120 66
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

R 122 134
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

123 149
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 124 77
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

R 125 157
HUMULIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

125 175
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

127 264
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

127 80
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

A 127 103
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

127 62
PHENOBARBITAL

Used to control seizures. P... +

Used to control seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 R 131 255
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

49

prescriptions.

<11 131 238
GALANTAMINE HBR

Galantamine is used to trea... +

Galantamine is used to treat the symptoms of 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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 131 182
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 134 119
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

134 123
DILTIAZEM ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

136 253
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 Jan. 7, 2008.
  • 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.