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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,592Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 145 out of 4055

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 190 out of 4055

800 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

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

51% of this provider’s 800 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

20% of this provider’s 655 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

33% of this provider’s 800 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$842K

2012

$930K

2013

$974K

2014

$1.01M

2015

Number of Claims

18,373

2012

20,546

2013

20,955

2014

19,592

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
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

831

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

138

patients, 17% of all patients

1 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

785

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

140

patients, 18% of all patients

O 2 14
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

633

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

140

patients, 18% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

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

542

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

4 3
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

528

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

136

patients, 17% of all patients

5 4
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

435

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

117

patients, 15% of all patients

6 27
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

423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

7 2
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

124

patients, 16% of all patients

8 11
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

388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

9 6
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, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

10 8
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

337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

11 9
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

334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

12 7
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

O 13 47
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

182

patients, 23% of all patients

A 14 44
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

276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

145

patients, 18% of all patients

15 172
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

16 5
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

17 13
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

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

18 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

123

patients, 15% of all patients

19 23
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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

20 12
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

20 37
MONTELUKAST SODIUM

Montelukast is used to prev... +

Montelukast is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing caused by asthma. Source: National Library of Medicine

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

22 38
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

O 23 16
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

134

patients, 17% of all patients

A 24 51
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

25 19
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

136

patients, 17% of all patients

A 26 86
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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

27 21
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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

R 28 32
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

29 73
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

30 20
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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

131

patients, 16% of all patients

31 64
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

130

patients, 16% of all patients

32 48
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

33 152
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

34 31
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

35 97
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

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

36 17
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

37 30
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

38 76
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

O 39 133
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

40 53
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

A 41 102
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

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

42 26
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

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

43 56
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

44 28
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

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

45 45
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

45 29
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

47 18
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

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

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

47 50
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

101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

49 49
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

50 99
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

51 24
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

51 114
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

51 22
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

54 67
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

55 34
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

56 128
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

56 103
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

58 123
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

59 80
BENAZEPRIL HCL

Benazepril is used alone or... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

60 84
CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

Treats pain and stiffness of muscle spasms. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

R 60 158
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

A 62 127
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

63 15
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

64 41
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 65 58
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

66 43
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

67 81
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

67 304
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

69 46
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

70 52
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

70 40
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

72 36
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve tension headaches. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

R 73 237
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

73 109
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

73 39
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 73 129
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

77 65
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

R 78 106
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

78 25
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

80 61
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 317
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

82 113
METHOCARBAMOL

Treats muscle pain and spas... +

Treats muscle pain and spasms. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

R 83 260
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

83 160
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

83 126
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used 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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 86 94
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

Replaces estrogen that decreases with menopause or removal of the ovaries. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

R 87 180
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

88 104
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

89 100
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

89 57
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

91 68
About This Data

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

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Sept. 17, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.