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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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21,634Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 1539

$631K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 59 out of 1539

973 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

4% 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

9% of this provider’s 706 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

45% of this provider’s 973 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

11% of this provider’s 706 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

17% of this provider’s 973 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$29 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $37 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

2012

$215K

2013

$573K

2014

$631K

2015

Number of Claims

2012

6,532

2013

17,985

2014

21,634

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

1,061

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

841

prescriptions.

254

patients, 26% of all patients

1 3
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

767

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

181

patients, 19% of all patients

2 4
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

632

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

3 20
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

620

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

134

patients, 14% of all patients

4 1
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

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

582

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

115

patients, 12% of all patients

5 2
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

562

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

137

patients, 14% of all patients

6 9
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

534

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

7 11
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

533

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

8 5
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

443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

155

patients, 16% of all patients

9 25
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

423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

210

patients, 22% of all patients

10 26
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

394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

188

patients, 19% of all patients

11 23
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

384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

12 38
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

13 18
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

14 14
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

365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

15 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

16 8
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

356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

17 35
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

18 31
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

19 21
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

326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

20 43
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

172

patients, 18% of all patients

21 52
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

318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

22 17
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

280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

23 22
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

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

24 7
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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

25 6
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

240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

P 26 58
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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

27 29
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

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

28 114
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

29 12
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

30 19
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

31 92
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

O 32 24
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

33 59
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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

34 39
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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

35 42
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

36 50
CEFADROXIL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

143

patients, 15% of all patients

A 37 126
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

38 28
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

39 32
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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

40 40
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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

41 48
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

123

patients, 13% of all patients

A 42 37
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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

43 41
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

44 36
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

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

45 63
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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

46 13
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, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

47 64
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

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

47 15
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

49 117
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

50 16
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

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

51 33
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

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

52 62
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

109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

A 53 68
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

54 47
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

55 135
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

R 56 101
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

57 95
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

Prevents and treats certain fungus infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

58 162
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used to treat high blood pr... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

59 93
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

Pramipexole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

59 216
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

59 74
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

62 67
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 63 72
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

64 127
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 79
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

66 65
HUMULIN N

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

67 57
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

O 68 159
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

R 68 134
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

68 149
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

71 49
SILVER SULFADIAZINE

Treats skin infections in p... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

72 112
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

73 123
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

74 53
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

O 75 60
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

76 160
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

76 30
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

76 102
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

A 79 45
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

R 80 81
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

81 139
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 82 88
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

83 75
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 83 70
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 85 168
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

86 200
ORPHENADRINE CITRATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

R 87 288
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 21, 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.