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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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51,733Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 155

$3.44M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 155

951 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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

24% of this provider’s 911 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 7%.

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Antibiotics

51% of this provider’s 951 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

17% of this provider’s 911 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

29% of this provider’s 951 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

54 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

$3.22M

2012

$2.79M

2013

$2.94M

2014

$3.44M

2015

Number of Claims

49,027

2012

55,063

2013

52,663

2014

51,733

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
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

2,826

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

2,738

prescriptions.

263

patients, 28% of all patients

1 7
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

2,723

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

2,651

prescriptions.

188

patients, 20% of all patients

10 2 35
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

2,164

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

2,088

prescriptions.

252

patients, 26% of all patients

3 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

1,426

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,406

prescriptions.

159

patients, 17% of all patients

4 14
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,225

prescriptions.

191

patients, 20% of all patients

5 3
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

1,252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,190

prescriptions.

179

patients, 19% of all patients

6 15
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

1,156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,136

prescriptions.

140

patients, 15% of all patients

P 7 36
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

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

1,070

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,027

prescriptions.

153

patients, 16% of all patients

8 2
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

1,015

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

942

prescriptions.

138

patients, 15% of all patients

9 12
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

894

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

859

prescriptions.

168

patients, 18% of all patients

10 5
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

884

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

828

prescriptions.

128

patients, 13% of all patients

11 9
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

884

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

868

prescriptions.

140

patients, 15% of all patients

11 32
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

860

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

795

prescriptions.

124

patients, 13% of all patients

O 13 21
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

827

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

783

prescriptions.

149

patients, 16% of all patients

14 28
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

787

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

763

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

15 60
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

771

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

709

prescriptions.

126

patients, 13% of all patients

16 6
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

715

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

656

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

17 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

643

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

120

patients, 13% of all patients

18 56
NUEDEXTA

Used to treat pseudobulbar ... +

Used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA; a condition of sudden, frequent outbursts of crying or laughing that can not be controlled) in people with certain conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease; condition in which the nerves that control muscle movement slowly die, causing the muscles to shrink and weaken) or multiple sclerosis (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). Source: National Library of Medicine

634

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

19 129
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

596

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

20 51
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

591

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

21 4
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

564

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

22 67
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

524

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

23 16
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

501

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

24 13
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

475

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

25 31
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

471

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

26 48
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

456

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

27 30
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

448

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

28 85
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

422

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

29 37
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL

The combination of albutero... +

The combination of albuterol and ipratropium is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

406

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

128

patients, 13% of all patients

30 72
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

403

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

31 24
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

398

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

O 32 18
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

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

390

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

33 99
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

34 23
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

35 130
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

372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

36 20
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

354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

37 10
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

38 11
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

Used with proper diet and exercise to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

39 135
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

P 40 120
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

41 82
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

42 70
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

43 174
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

Treats certain heart rhythm problems (atrial fibrillation). Source: National Library of Medicine

274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

R 43 109
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

266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

45 26
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

257

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

46 27
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

246

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

47 90
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

244

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

158

patients, 17% of all patients

A 48 61
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

235

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

49 77
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

230

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

P 50 57
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

226

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

51 38
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

226

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

O 51 39
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

222

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

53 91
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

219

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

54 64
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

218

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

55 34
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

216

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

150

patients, 16% of all patients

A 56 50
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

212

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

57 8
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

207

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

58 76
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

202

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

59 53
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

201

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

60 74
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

Latanoprost ophthalmic is used to treat glaucoma (a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision) and ocular hypertension (a condition which causes increased pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

201

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

60 116
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

197

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

62 43
CEFTRIAXONE*

Treats infections caused by... +

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

193

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

A 63 183
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

193

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

63 42
VESICARE

Solifenacin is used to trea... +

Solifenacin is used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

186

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

65 139
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

184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

66 17
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

67 19
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

180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 84
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

180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

67 98
LIDOCAINE HCL*

Lidocaine viscous, a local ... +

Lidocaine viscous, a local anesthetic, is used to treat the pain of a sore or irritated mouth and throat often associated with cancer chemotherapy and certain medical procedures. Source: National Library of Medicine

169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

70 209
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O 71 100
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

72 93
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

73 33
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

A 74 124
ENULOSE 159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

75 157
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

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

76 22
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

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

76 68
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

Doxycycline is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; Lyme disease; acne; infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems; and anthrax (after inhalational exposure). Source: National Library of Medicine

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

A 78 151
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

Ropinirole 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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

79 114
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

79 190
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

A 79 182
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

P 82 133
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

83 155
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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

84 63
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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

85 52
MYRBETRIQ

Used to treat overactive bl... +

Used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

86 186
KLOR-CON M10

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

86 145
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

88 109
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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

88 65
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

90 80
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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

91 59
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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

92 102
TRAVATAN Z

Reduces pressure inside the... +

Reduces pressure inside the eye that is caused by glaucoma or ocular hypertension (high blood pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

92 235
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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

94 40
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

Helps control blood sugar levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

95 112
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

95 122
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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

R 97 44
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

97 123
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

99 41
DALIRESP

Used to prevent the symptom... +

Used to prevent the symptoms (flare-ups) of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

<11 100 245
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

O 101 81
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

102 46
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

R 103 156
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

104 69
ONDANSETRON HCL*

Ondansetron is used to prev... +

Ondansetron is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

105 140
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

106 25
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

107 154
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

107 141
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

109 148
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

109 49
KLOR-CON M20

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

111 108
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

112 55
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

A 112 103
NYSTOP

Treats infections caused by... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

114 180
RIVASTIGMINE* 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

115 268
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE

Ophthalmic brimonidine is u... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

116 269
LINZESS

Used in adults to treat irr... +

Used in adults to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C; a condition that causes stomach pain or cramps, bloating, and infrequent or difficult passage of stools) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC; difficult or infrequent passage of stools that lasts for 3 months or longer and is not caused by a disease or a medication). Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

117 171
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

118 71
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

A 118 111
PROCRIT 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 120 274
PRADAXA

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 121 228
SANTYL

Used to clean skin ulcers a... +

Used to clean skin ulcers and severe burns. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

122 238
CHOLESTYRAMINE

Lowers high cholesterol lev... +

Lowers high cholesterol levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

122 232
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 124 106
CALCITRIOL

Treats low blood calcium in... +

Treats low blood calcium in kidney dialysis patients and other patients. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

124 240
NYAMYC

Used to treat fungal infect... +

Used to treat fungal infections of the skin, mouth, vagina, and intestinal tract. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

126 278
DILTIAZEM HCL

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

126 235
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH

Prevents chest pain (angina... +

Prevents chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

126 170
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

129 112
SOTALOL

Treats an irregular heartbe... +

Treats an irregular heartbeat. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 130 284
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

131 92
CALCITONIN-SALMON

Calcitonin salmon is used t... +

Calcitonin salmon is used to treat osteoporosis in women who are at least 5 years past menopause and cannot or do not want to take estrogen products. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

132 240
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

133 101
VASCEPA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 133 295
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 135 176
MIDODRINE HCL

Midodrine hydrochloride tab... +

Midodrine hydrochloride tablets are indicated for the treatment of symptomatic orthostatic hypotension. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

135 298
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM

Used to prevent deep venous... +

Used to prevent deep venous thrombosis, a condition in which harmful blood clots form in the blood vessels of the legs. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

137 200
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 138 199
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE

Tobramycin and dexamethason... +

Tobramycin and dexamethasone is a combination of an antibiotic and a corticosteroid. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

139 311
VIMPAT

Used to control partial sei... +

Used to control partial seizures (convulsions) in the treatment of epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 139 311
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

Terazosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 141 127
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

141 248
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL

The combination of dorzolam... +

The combination of dorzolamide and timolol is used to treat eye conditions, including glaucoma and ocular hypertension, in which increased pressure can lead to a gradual loss of vision. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 143 318
GENTAMICIN SULFATE

Ophthalmic gentamicin is us... +

Ophthalmic gentamicin is used to treat certain eye infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

A 144 322
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

144 47
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

A 144 45
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

147 166
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

147 172
AGGRENOX

Used to prevent strokes in ... +

Used to prevent strokes in patients with blood flow disorders or a history of blood clots. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 149 326
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 Feb. 24, 2017.
  • 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.