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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,332Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 60 out of 4055

$969K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 212 out of 4055

2,513 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Florida
lower than average

Antipsychotics

1% of this provider’s 2,358 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

16% of this provider’s 2,513 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

2% of this provider’s 2,358 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

10% of this provider’s 2,513 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$502K

2012

$763K

2013

$1.07M

2014

$969K

2015

Number of Claims

29,387

2012

40,774

2013

32,478

2014

25,332

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

1,106

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,031

prescriptions.

396

patients, 16% of all patients

1 6
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

840

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

792

prescriptions.

305

patients, 12% of all patients

2 4
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

759

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

715

prescriptions.

342

patients, 14% of all patients

3 50
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

706

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

667

prescriptions.

155

patients, 6% of all patients

4 13
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

696

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

121

patients, 5% of all patients

5 25
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

581

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

135

patients, 5% of all patients

6 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

520

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

165

patients, 7% of all patients

7 2
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

502

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

179

patients, 7% of all patients

8 7
ESTAZOLAM 472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

95

patients, 4% of all patients

9 234
VIAGRA 470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

108

patients, 4% of all patients

10 88
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

458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

83

patients, 3% of all patients

11 41
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

152

patients, 6% of all patients

12 1
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

443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

147

patients, 6% of all patients

13 8
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

107

patients, 4% of all patients

14 28
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

424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

172

patients, 7% of all patients

15 33
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

421

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

165

patients, 7% of all patients

16 40
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

388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

132

patients, 5% of all patients

17 3
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

139

patients, 6% of all patients

18 23
VITAMIN D2 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

119

patients, 5% of all patients

19 92
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

352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

108

patients, 4% of all patients

20 12
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

328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

113

patients, 4% of all patients

21 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

103

patients, 4% of all patients

22 5
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

108

patients, 4% of all patients

23 63
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

293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

138

patients, 5% of all patients

24 74
CIALIS

Treats men who have erecti... +

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

292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

52

patients, 2% of all patients

25 149
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

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

100

patients, 4% of all patients

26 24
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

272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

80

patients, 3% of all patients

27 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

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

81

patients, 3% of all patients

28 9
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

73

patients, 3% of all patients

29 18
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

73

patients, 3% of all patients

30 42
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

70

patients, 3% of all patients

31 19
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

98

patients, 4% of all patients

O 32 153
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

117

patients, 5% of all patients

33 62
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

74

patients, 3% of all patients

33 11
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

44

patients, 2% of all patients

35 30
FOLIC ACID 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

69

patients, 3% of all patients

36 119
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

76

patients, 3% of all patients

37 114
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

55

patients, 2% of all patients

38 122
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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

52

patients, 2% of all patients

39 57
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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

79

patients, 3% of all patients

40 91
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

64

patients, 3% of all patients

41 27
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

51

patients, 2% of all patients

42 35
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

34

patients, 1% of all patients

43 46
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

151

patients, 6% of all patients

A 44 44
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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

56

patients, 2% of all patients

44 45
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

62

patients, 2% of all patients

O 46 16
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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

64

patients, 3% of all patients

46 43
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

54

patients, 2% of all patients

48 22
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

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

49 135
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

82

patients, 3% of all patients

50 126
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

45

patients, 2% of all patients

51 49
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

52 177
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

53 36
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

91

patients, 4% of all patients

A 54 86
LOPERAMIDE

Treats diarrhea and decreas... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

63

patients, 3% of all patients

55 243
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

56 80
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

57 85
HALOBETASOL PROPIONATE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

58 521
PROCTOSOL-HC

This is used to help reliev... +

This is used to help relieve redness, itching, swelling, or other discomfort caused by skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

51

patients, 2% of all patients

59 258
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

30

patients, 1% of all patients

60 68
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

60 103
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

62 70
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

34

patients, 1% of all patients

62 53
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

O 62 133
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

63

patients, 3% of all patients

65 104
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

88

patients, 4% of all patients

A 65 51
ULTICARE* 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

67 239
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

68 89
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

36

patients, 1% of all patients

68 110
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE*

Treats skin irritation, all... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

70 532
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

31

patients, 1% of all patients

71 26
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

32

patients, 1% of all patients

72 52
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

73 198
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

74 146
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

74 82
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

76 134
BENZONATATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

49

patients, 2% of all patients

76 224
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

31

patients, 1% of all patients

78 37
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

30

patients, 1% of all patients

78 38
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

80 118
LEVITRA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

81 318
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

37

patients, 1% of all patients

O 82 14
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

O 82 47
STAXYN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

82 220
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

31

patients, 1% of all patients

82 31
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

31

patients, 1% of all patients

86 67
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

87 81
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

87 54
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

89 34
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

32

patients, 1% of all patients

89 236
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

91 169
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

55

patients, 2% of all patients

A 92 102
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

92 78
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

94 39
TRUEPLUS INSULIN SYRINGE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

95 282
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

37

patients, 1% of all patients

95 348
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 97 75
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

97 15
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

99 112
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

100 109
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 100 155
SPS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

102 462
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 103 315
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

104 139
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 Sept. 28, 2011.
  • 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.