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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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55,480Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 571

$2.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 571

1,693 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

4% 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

8% of this provider’s 1,263 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

39% of this provider’s 1,693 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

17% of this provider’s 1,263 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

15% of this provider’s 1,693 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$1.76M

2012

$1.74M

2013

$2.07M

2014

$2.2M

2015

Number of Claims

33,915

2012

40,502

2013

48,889

2014

55,480

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

2,550

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,838

prescriptions.

493

patients, 29% of all patients

1 1
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

2,093

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,427

prescriptions.

424

patients, 25% of all patients

10 2 9
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

2,081

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,485

prescriptions.

426

patients, 25% of all patients

3 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

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

1,903

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,471

prescriptions.

312

patients, 18% of all patients

4 4
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

1,874

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,400

prescriptions.

307

patients, 18% of all patients

5 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

1,677

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,179

prescriptions.

358

patients, 21% of all patients

6 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

1,518

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,178

prescriptions.

231

patients, 14% of all patients

7 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

1,455

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,060

prescriptions.

273

patients, 16% of all patients

8 7
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

1,421

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

940

prescriptions.

211

patients, 12% of all patients

9 16
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

1,335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,007

prescriptions.

276

patients, 16% of all patients

10 25
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

1,167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

851

prescriptions.

195

patients, 12% of all patients

10 11 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

991

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

728

prescriptions.

142

patients, 8% of all patients

10 12 27
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

911

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

728

prescriptions.

136

patients, 8% of all patients

13 13
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

905

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

783

prescriptions.

167

patients, 10% of all patients

14 14
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

903

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

609

prescriptions.

146

patients, 9% of all patients

15 40
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

777

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

147

patients, 9% of all patients

16 15
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

714

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

109

patients, 6% of all patients

17 12
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

696

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

200

patients, 12% of all patients

18 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

679

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

155

patients, 9% of all patients

19 5
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

618

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

149

patients, 9% of all patients

20 19
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

605

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

121

patients, 7% of all patients

21 33
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

575

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

115

patients, 7% of all patients

22 23
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

571

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

85

patients, 5% of all patients

23 10
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

536

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

125

patients, 7% of all patients

24 34
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

523

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

101

patients, 6% of all patients

25 41
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

514

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

109

patients, 6% of all patients

26 18
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

498

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

99

patients, 6% of all patients

27 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

478

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

84

patients, 5% of all patients

28 21
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

467

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

85

patients, 5% of all patients

29 24
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

459

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

75

patients, 4% of all patients

10 30 38
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

439

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

96

patients, 6% of all patients

31 31
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

431

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

89

patients, 5% of all patients

32 43
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

412

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

77

patients, 5% of all patients

33 29
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

403

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

64

patients, 4% of all patients

34 84
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

397

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

91

patients, 5% of all patients

35 68
ETODOLAC ER 392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

173

patients, 10% of all patients

10 36 155
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

387

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

80

patients, 5% of all patients

37 70
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

136

patients, 8% of all patients

38 37
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

371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

92

patients, 5% of all patients

39 39
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

40 26
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

41 17
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

339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

72

patients, 4% of all patients

P 42 97
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

328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

76

patients, 4% of all patients

43 22
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

87

patients, 5% of all patients

44 113
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

135

patients, 8% of all patients

O 45 36
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

67

patients, 4% of all patients

O 46 83
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

300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

161

patients, 10% of all patients

47 35
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used to treat high blood pr... +

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

286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

48 55
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

279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

122

patients, 7% of all patients

49 42
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

277

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

56

patients, 3% of all patients

50 52
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

276

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

115

patients, 7% of all patients

51 47
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

252

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

59

patients, 3% of all patients

52 79
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

249

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

120

patients, 7% of all patients

53 50
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

249

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

74

patients, 4% of all patients

53 119
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

244

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

59

patients, 3% of all patients

55 32
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

243

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

56 30
SURE COMFORT* 243

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

56 105
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

233

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

58 48
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

223

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

86

patients, 5% of all patients

59 49
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

218

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

198

patients, 12% of all patients

A 60 75
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

215

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

R 61 121
SURE COMFORT* 204

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

62 111
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

202

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

63 67
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

199

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

64 82
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

199

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

64 44
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

Phenytoin is used to control certain type of seizures, and to treat and prevent seizures that may begin during or after surgery to the brain or nervous system. Source: National Library of Medicine

194

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

66 169
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

188

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

74

patients, 4% of all patients

67 117
HUMULIN N

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

185

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

68 45
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

182

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

69 88
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

153

patients, 9% of all patients

A 70 56
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

169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

58

patients, 3% of all patients

R 71 92
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

R 72 153
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

164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

73 93
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

162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

74 126
SULINDAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

71

patients, 4% of all patients

75 78
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

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

76 46
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

77 145
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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

103

patients, 6% of all patients

78 159
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

79 53
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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

80 60
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

O 81 61
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

82 125
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

83 207
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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

84 57
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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

85 63
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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

86 69
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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

86 96
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

88 149
SILVER SULFADIAZINE

Treats skin infections in p... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

89 228
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

56

patients, 3% of all patients

90 91
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

98

patients, 6% of all patients

A 91 62
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

R 92 122
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

P 93 181
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

94 94
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

94 124
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

96 104
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

97

patients, 6% of all patients

A 96 116
HUMULIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

98 131
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

99 134
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

100 221
PHENOBARBITAL

Used to control seizures. P... +

Used to control seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

R 100 240
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

77

patients, 5% of all patients

102 73
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

103 80
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

104 51
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

105 65
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

80

patients, 5% of all patients

A 106 128
PREDNISOLONE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

74

patients, 4% of all patients

107 146
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

R 108 99
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

109 102
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

109 135
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

109 87
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

Megestrol tablets treat breast and uterine cancer. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

R 112 206
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

112 58
DILTIAZEM ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

114 163
GLYCOPYRROLATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

115 256
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

115 85
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

115 112
GALANTAMINE HBR

Galantamine is used to trea... +

Galantamine is used to treat the symptoms of 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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

118 188
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

118 98
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

120 72
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

121 132
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

122 189
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

123 247
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

124 77
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

O 124 219
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS

Theophylline is used to pre... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

126 137
ONGLYZA

Used along with diet and ex... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

127 140
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

Doxepin is used to treat depression and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

R 127 289
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

127 143
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

130 100
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE*

Treats skin irritation, all... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

130 162
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

132 164
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

133 123
SYMBICORT

This is a combination of bu... +

This is a combination of budesonide and formoterol used to help control the symptoms of asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

134 245
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

135 54
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

136 95
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 136 129
METHOTREXATE

Treats several kinds of can... +

Treats several kinds of cancer, including cancer of the blood, bone, lung, breast, head, or neck. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

136 175
SPIRIVA

Prevents the symptoms of br... +

Prevents the symptoms of bronchospasm caused by emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

139 150
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

140 89
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

Nitrofurantoinis used to treat urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

A R 140 286
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 142 345
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

143 171
SURE COMFORT* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 143 203
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

143 59
SULFASALAZINE

Treats ulcerative colitis. ... +

Treats ulcerative colitis. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

143 351
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

143 209
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

Treats problems with urination caused by an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH). Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 148 353
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 149 64
ETODOLAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

149 114
NAPROXEN SODIUM

Naproxen is a nonsteroidal ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

149 133
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

149 147
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

149 160
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

154 74
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 April 4, 2012.
  • 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.