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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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51,759Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 192

$1.72M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 192

1,912 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

8% of this provider’s 1,912 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

8% of this provider’s 1,648 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Opioids

4% of this provider’s 1,912 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$33 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $33 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$1.4M

2012

$1.47M

2013

$1.61M

2014

$1.72M

2015

Number of Claims

37,599

2012

46,857

2013

49,860

2014

51,759

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
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

3,217

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

2,816

prescriptions.

514

patients, 27% of all patients

10 1 4
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

2,328

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,973

prescriptions.

374

patients, 20% of all patients

10 2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

2,309

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,986

prescriptions.

429

patients, 22% of all patients

3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

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

2,073

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,890

prescriptions.

344

patients, 18% of all patients

4 16
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

2,000

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,679

prescriptions.

317

patients, 17% of all patients

10 5 10
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

1,886

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,627

prescriptions.

342

patients, 18% of all patients

10 6 23
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

1,662

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,459

prescriptions.

290

patients, 15% of all patients

7 9
PROPAFENONE HCL

Propafenone is used to trea... +

Propafenone is used to treat arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) and to maintain a normal heart rate. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,654

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,501

prescriptions.

253

patients, 13% of all patients

10 8 76
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,342

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,216

prescriptions.

234

patients, 12% of all patients

9 17
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

1,332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,160

prescriptions.

264

patients, 14% of all patients

10 20
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,134

prescriptions.

207

patients, 11% of all patients

10 11 12
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

1,306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,204

prescriptions.

217

patients, 11% of all patients

12 6
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

1,263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,130

prescriptions.

186

patients, 10% of all patients

13 1
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

1,233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,086

prescriptions.

184

patients, 10% of all patients

14 7
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

1,022

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

861

prescriptions.

209

patients, 11% of all patients

15 24
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

985

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

865

prescriptions.

157

patients, 8% of all patients

10 16 11
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

946

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

772

prescriptions.

138

patients, 7% of all patients

17 19
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

935

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

715

prescriptions.

164

patients, 9% of all patients

18 28
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

811

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

706

prescriptions.

157

patients, 8% of all patients

19 18
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

811

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

701

prescriptions.

133

patients, 7% of all patients

19 21
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

762

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

643

prescriptions.

134

patients, 7% of all patients

21 44
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

743

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

148

patients, 8% of all patients

22 14
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

739

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

708

prescriptions.

135

patients, 7% of all patients

23 13
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

680

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

104

patients, 5% of all patients

24 25
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

678

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

625

prescriptions.

155

patients, 8% of all patients

25 22
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

676

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

110

patients, 6% of all patients

10 26 74
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

632

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

113

patients, 6% of all patients

27 8
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

619

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

111

patients, 6% of all patients

28 27
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

618

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

97

patients, 5% of all patients

29 15
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

496

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

113

patients, 6% of all patients

30 35
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

475

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

101

patients, 5% of all patients

31 51
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

455

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

102

patients, 5% of all patients

32 64
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

415

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

84

patients, 4% of all patients

33 50
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

405

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

176

patients, 9% of all patients

34 69
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

400

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

68

patients, 4% of all patients

35 5
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

380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

57

patients, 3% of all patients

36 26
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

71

patients, 4% of all patients

37 58
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

77

patients, 4% of all patients

38 89
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

318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

66

patients, 3% of all patients

39 63
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

309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

85

patients, 4% of all patients

40 83
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

298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

57

patients, 3% of all patients

41 60
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used to treat high blood pr... +

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

262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

42 31
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

234

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

43 37
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM

Treats anxiety, trouble sle... +

Treats anxiety, trouble sleeping, symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, and certain types of epilepsy (seizures). Source: National Library of Medicine

213

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

44 131
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

207

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

45 36
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

204

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

46 33
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

202

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

45

patients, 2% of all patients

47 59
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

198

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

48 54
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

198

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

48 56
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

190

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

50 55
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

187

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

51 29
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

185

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

52 53
CAPTOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

185

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

52 126
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

180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

54 30
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

55 38
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

56 39
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

R 57 49
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

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

58 32
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

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

59 46
NIFEDICAL XL

Used alone or together with... +

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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

60 62
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

R 60 40
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

62 86
QUINAPRIL HCL

Quinapril is used alone or ... +

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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

63 68
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis. Source: National Library of Medicine

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

63 101
ACEBUTOLOL HCL 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

65 128
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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

66 42
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

67 43
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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

68 72
RALOXIFENE HCL

Raloxifene is used to preve... +

Raloxifene is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (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). Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

69 108
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

69 65
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

71 75
HUMULIN N

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

72 117
JANUMET

This is a combination drug ... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

73 87
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

73 45
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

75 114
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

76 93
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

R 77 125
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

78 134
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE

For the treatment of hypert... +

For the treatment of hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

78 92
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

80 48
CANDESARTAN CILEXETIL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

80 66
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

82 91
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

83 133
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

84 85
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

85 112
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

O 86 102
COUMADIN

Helps to prevent new blood ... +

Helps to prevent new blood clots from forming, and helps to keep existing blood clots from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

87 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

88 137
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

89 106
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 90 71
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 91 78
VYTORIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

91 81
SOTALOL

Treats an irregular heartbe... +

Treats an irregular heartbeat. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

93 149
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, irregular heart rhythms, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), certain types of tremor, and hypertrophic subaortic stenosis (a heart muscle disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 94 127
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

95 98
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

96 34
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

97 189
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

A 97 150
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

99 97
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

100 144
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

100 95
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

102 169
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

102 197
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

104 201
About This Data

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

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on July 8, 2007.
  • 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.