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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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38,089Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 571

$1.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 571

1,310 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% 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

4% of this provider’s 971 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

40% of this provider’s 1,310 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

13% of this provider’s 971 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 9%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 1,310 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$34 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 23.


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

$1.08M

2012

$1.13M

2013

$1.22M

2014

$1.31M

2015

Number of Claims

40,691

2012

42,013

2013

43,200

2014

38,089

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

1,843

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,309

prescriptions.

395

patients, 30% of all patients

1 2
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

1,680

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,111

prescriptions.

288

patients, 22% of all patients

2 9
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,679

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,261

prescriptions.

322

patients, 25% of all patients

3 1
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

1,319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,047

prescriptions.

250

patients, 19% of all patients

4 3
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

1,219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

889

prescriptions.

255

patients, 19% of all patients

5 8
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

858

prescriptions.

217

patients, 17% of all patients

6 6
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

999

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

727

prescriptions.

186

patients, 14% of all patients

7 11
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

900

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

690

prescriptions.

164

patients, 13% of all patients

8 10
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

860

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

665

prescriptions.

172

patients, 13% of all patients

9 4
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

848

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

676

prescriptions.

188

patients, 14% of all patients

10 7
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

774

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

188

patients, 14% of all patients

10 11 35
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

749

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

216

patients, 16% of all patients

12 5
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

737

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

630

prescriptions.

139

patients, 11% of all patients

10 13 57
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

648

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

108

patients, 8% of all patients

14 12
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

646

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

138

patients, 11% of all patients

15 19
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

602

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

116

patients, 9% of all patients

16 13
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

540

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

115

patients, 9% of all patients

17 14
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

527

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

125

patients, 10% of all patients

18 20
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

523

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

99

patients, 8% of all patients

19 15
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

476

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

180

patients, 14% of all patients

20 32
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

468

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

110

patients, 8% of all patients

21 21
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

440

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

126

patients, 10% of all patients

22 31
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

437

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

93

patients, 7% of all patients

23 22
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

432

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

24 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

427

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

25 26
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

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

404

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

201

patients, 15% of all patients

O 26 61
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

390

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

27 30
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

78

patients, 6% of all patients

28 23
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

104

patients, 8% of all patients

28 37
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

332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

83

patients, 6% of all patients

30 33
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

31 18
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

141

patients, 11% of all patients

O 32 36
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

303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

33 38
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

285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

34 27
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

35 28
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used to treat high blood pr... +

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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

36 55
NAPROXEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by arthritis, gout, menstrual cramps, tendinitis, headache, backache, and toothache. Source: National Library of Medicine

255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

86

patients, 7% of all patients

37 58
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

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

38 41
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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

39 64
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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

40 48
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

41 25
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

42 67
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

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

42 49
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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

44 39
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

45 40
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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

46 29
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

79

patients, 6% of all patients

47 50
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

48 43
HUMULIN N

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

190

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

49 45
DEXAMETHASONE

Treats inflammation and man... +

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

189

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

138

patients, 11% of all patients

50 101
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

188

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

51 113
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

52 17
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

183

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

53 16
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

54 47
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

55 117
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

145

patients, 11% of all patients

A 55 223
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

57 119
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

145

patients, 11% of all patients

A 58 62
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

171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

59 59
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

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

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

60 124
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

156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

61 42
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

62 143
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

O 63 83
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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

64 63
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

109

patients, 8% of all patients

A 65 116
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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

P 66 97
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

67 91
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to r... +

Metoclopramide is used to relieve heartburn and speed the healing of ulcers and sores in the esophagus (tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) in people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the esophagus) that did not get better with other treatments. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

68 112
CAPTOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

69 103
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

70 72
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

71 54
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

103

patients, 8% of all patients

A 72 75
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

R 73 92
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

74 70
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

Treats ulcers and other stomach problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

75 106
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

75 160
DIFLUNISAL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

77 298
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

78 46
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

79 126
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

79 52
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

81 69
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM

Fosinopril is used alone or... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

82 118
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

83 82
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

84 183
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

A 85 56
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

86 123
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

87 44
GLYBURIDE

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

R 88 260
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

89 80
SILVER SULFADIAZINE

Treats skin infections in p... +

Treats skin infections in patients with severe burns. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

90 228
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

91 107
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

91 94
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

93 79
SULINDAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, gout, or sore tendons. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

94 78
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

R 94 192
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL

The combination of glyburid... +

The combination of glyburide and metformin 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) in people whose diabetes cannot be controlled by diet and exercise alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

R 94 220
DILTIAZEM HCL

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

97 102
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

97 96
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

99 157
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

99 100
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

101 84
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 101 53
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

R 103 153
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE*

Treats skin irritation, all... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

104 162
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

105 90
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

105 134
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

107 89
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

108 135
KENALOG-40 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

109 285
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

O 109 219
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

P 111 267
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

112 87
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

A 113 128
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 114 51
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

114 98
LOPERAMIDE

Treats diarrhea and decreas... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

114 248
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

117 109
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

117 60
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.