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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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27,828Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 77 out of 3936

$1.69M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 95 out of 3936

803 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% 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

7% of this provider’s 645 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

44% of this provider’s 803 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 645 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

27% of this provider’s 803 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$61 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

$1.26M

2012

$1.38M

2013

$1.49M

2014

$1.69M

2015

Number of Claims

20,378

2012

24,231

2013

26,937

2014

27,828

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
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

1,352

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,096

prescriptions.

267

patients, 33% of all patients

1 6
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

948

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

769

prescriptions.

205

patients, 26% of all patients

2 3
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

840

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

714

prescriptions.

168

patients, 21% of all patients

3 8
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

774

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

142

patients, 18% of all patients

4 1
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

681

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

127

patients, 16% of all patients

5 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

674

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

156

patients, 19% of all patients

6 4
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

624

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

127

patients, 16% of all patients

7 7
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

530

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

8 9
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

519

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

9 5
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

497

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

112

patients, 14% of all patients

10 12
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

11 11
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

438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

12 10
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

425

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

13 52
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

414

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

14 14
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

413

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

15 24
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

400

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

16 37
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

391

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

17 47
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

18 15
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

345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

19 41
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

O 20 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

21 26
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

22 65
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

23 39
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

O 24 19
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

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

25 18
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

278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

26 13
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

273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

27 20
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

28 27
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

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

29 81
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

30 69
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

31 21
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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

32 77
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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

33 68
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

34 31
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

35 25
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

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

36 40
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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

37 23
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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

37 95
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

39 22
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

39 29
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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

41 33
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

42 54
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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

43 58
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

121

patients, 15% of all patients

A 44 162
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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

45 50
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

46 123
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

47 83
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

48 146
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

48 16
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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

50 28
SYMBICORT

This is a combination of bu... +

This is a combination of budesonide and formoterol used to help control the symptoms of asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

51 91
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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

52 96
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

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

53 145
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

54 43
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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

P 55 61
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

56 44
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

57 135
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

58 32
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

A 59 42
NEXIUM

Treats heartburn, gastroeso... +

Treats heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

59 76
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

61 213
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

62 98
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

62 89
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

64 193
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

65 151
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

66 57
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

67 45
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

A 68 49
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

A 69 63
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

70 173
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

71 99
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O 72 17
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

72 92
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

A 74 103
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

75 36
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

76 94
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

76 129
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

Treats dry, scaly skin conditions called xerosis and ichthyosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

78 177
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

R 78 34
FOLIC ACID 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

80 102
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

81 38
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

82 67
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

A 82 101
JANUMET

This is a combination drug ... +

This is a combination drug containing metformin and sitagliptin and is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

84 200
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

85 139
ACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes labialis (col... +

Treats herpes labialis (cold sores). Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

86 210
SPIRIVA

Prevents the symptoms of br... +

Prevents the symptoms of bronchospasm caused by emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

87 97
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

88 149
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

89 107
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

90 71
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

90 66
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 90 75
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

93 124
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

94 35
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

95 78
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 96 48
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 96 64
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 96 134
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

99 62
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 99 53
PEN NEEDLES 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

101 637
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE

Treats diarrhea. +

Treats diarrhea. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

102 369
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

102 112
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

104 187
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 104 100
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 106 86
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

Treats problems with urination caused by an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 107 298
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

107 85
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

107 201
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

107 30
CYANOCOBALAMIN INJECTION 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

111 306
NIFEDICAL XL

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

111 218
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 Nov. 13, 2014.
  • 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.