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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,847Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 1539

$1.48M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 1539

907 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

3% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

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

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 605 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

33% of this provider’s 907 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

9% of this provider’s 605 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 10%.

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Opioids

38% of this provider’s 907 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $37 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

$880K

2012

$1.03M

2013

$1.24M

2014

$1.48M

2015

Number of Claims

24,585

2012

27,590

2013

31,228

2014

33,847

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

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

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

A

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

P

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

R

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

10

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

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

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

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

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

1,579

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

980

prescriptions.

274

patients, 30% of all patients

1 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,556

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

951

prescriptions.

239

patients, 26% of all patients

2 8
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

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

1,398

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

934

prescriptions.

215

patients, 24% of all patients

3 2
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

1,261

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

868

prescriptions.

205

patients, 23% of all patients

4 7
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

1,206

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

904

prescriptions.

182

patients, 20% of all patients

5 10
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,151

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

930

prescriptions.

198

patients, 22% of all patients

6 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,061

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

816

prescriptions.

159

patients, 18% of all patients

7 9
RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat... +

Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus); and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,061

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

730

prescriptions.

189

patients, 21% of all patients

7 4
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

725

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

160

patients, 18% of all patients

9 5
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

695

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

111

patients, 12% of all patients

10 12
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

679

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

254

patients, 28% of all patients

O 11 24
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

659

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

107

patients, 12% of all patients

12 44
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

641

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

13 124
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

593

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

14 11
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

573

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

15 20
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

560

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

16 6
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

553

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

17 15
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

533

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

124

patients, 14% of all patients

18 74
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

517

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

19 14
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

507

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

20 16
DEXAMETHASONE

Treats inflammation and man... +

Treats inflammation and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

493

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

266

patients, 29% of all patients

10 21 55
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

412

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

22 33
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Levocetirizine is an antihi... +

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and hives of the skin. Source: National Library of Medicine

411

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

157

patients, 17% of all patients

23 90
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

401

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

24 36
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM

Diclofenac is a nonsteroida... +

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

377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

126

patients, 14% of all patients

25 23
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

365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

26 29
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

356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

27 26
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

325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

28 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

29 49
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

30 19
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

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

31 64
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

Treats type 2 diabetes. +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

32 104
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

33 18
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

34 32
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

35 21
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

36 75
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

O 37 60
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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

38 48
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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

136

patients, 15% of all patients

A 39 68
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

162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

40 22
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

162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

40 43
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

42 80
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

43 52
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

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

44 40
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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

45 91
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

46 30
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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

46 17
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE

Treats swelling and itching... +

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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

110

patients, 12% of all patients

48 146
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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

49 35
KOMBIGLYZE XR 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

50 173
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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

51 39
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

75

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

52 185
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

53 235
VERAPAMIL ER

Verapamil is used to treat ... +

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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

54 53
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

54 13
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

56 158
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

57 88
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

A 57 45
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

59 184
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

60 28
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

60 73
HUMULIN N

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

62 57
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used to treat high blood pr... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

63 93
GLYCOPYRROLATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

64 245
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

65 41
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 65 58
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS

Theophylline is used to pre... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

65 121
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

65 83
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

69 82
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

70 172
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

71 59
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

72 128
CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

Treats a circulation problem in which too little blood flows into your leg muscles (intermittent claudication). Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

73 54
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

74 166
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

74 38
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

76 115
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

77 42
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

78 50
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

A 78 103
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

80 152
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

80 208
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

80 63
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

80 77
NAPHAZOLINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

80 330
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

85 95
ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

85 118
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

85 34
ONGLYZA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (condition in which blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally). Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

88 143
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

89 109
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

90 216
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 91 339
HUMULIN 70-30

Insulin injection is used t... +

Insulin injection is used to control blood sugar in people who have type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not make insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or in people who have type 2 diabetes (condition in which the blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally) that cannot be controlled with oral medications alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

92 47
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

Treats asthma, allergic reactions, inflammation, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

92 85
SURE COMFORT* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

94 107
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

Lowers cholesterol in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

95 125
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

96 102
WELCHOL

Used together with diet and... +

Used together with diet and exercise to lower cholesterol levels in the blood and to treat type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 97 293
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

98 86
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

99 70
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

Hydrocortisone is available with or without a prescription. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

99 259
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

O 101 56
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

A 102 37
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

102 67
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

104 195
GLIPIZIDE XL

Glipizide is used along wit... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 105 105
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 106 76
GLIPIZIDE ER

Glipizide is used along wit... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 106 99
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

Treats mild to moderate pain and help relieve symptoms of arthritis (e. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

106 256
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

106 151
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Jan. 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.