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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,158Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 115

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 115

1,640 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

2% of this provider’s 1,562 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

9% of this provider’s 1,640 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

1% of this provider’s 1,562 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 1,640 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% 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 $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 6.


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

$881K

2012

$1.02M

2013

$1.16M

2014

$1.03M

2015

Number of Claims

45,073

2012

50,217

2013

32,684

2014

26,158

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
VITAMIN D2 1,504

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,420

prescriptions.

495

patients, 30% of all patients

1 10
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

1,179

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,162

prescriptions.

396

patients, 24% of all patients

2 2
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,129

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,110

prescriptions.

359

patients, 22% of all patients

3 4
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

691

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

200

patients, 12% of all patients

4 1
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

684

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

169

patients, 10% of all patients

5 7
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

641

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

621

prescriptions.

189

patients, 12% of all patients

6 14
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

570

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

183

patients, 11% of all patients

7 9
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

502

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

144

patients, 9% of all patients

8 16
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

498

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

71

patients, 4% of all patients

9 20
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

448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

133

patients, 8% of all patients

10 12
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

440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

137

patients, 8% of all patients

11 8
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

12 17
FOLIC ACID 412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

140

patients, 9% of all patients

13 45
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

91

patients, 6% of all patients

14 11
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

398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

117

patients, 7% of all patients

15 6
ALENDRONATE SODIUM

Alendronate is used to trea... +

Alendronate is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (''change of life,'' end of menstrual periods) and to treat osteoporosis in men. Source: National Library of Medicine

395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

140

patients, 9% of all patients

16 36
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

387

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

128

patients, 8% of all patients

17 33
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

382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

123

patients, 8% of all patients

18 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

123

patients, 8% of all patients

19 3
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

336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

129

patients, 8% of all patients

20 26
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

95

patients, 6% of all patients

21 22
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

313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

83

patients, 5% of all patients

22 23
VIAGRA 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

71

patients, 4% of all patients

23 43
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

95

patients, 6% of all patients

24 19
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

85

patients, 5% of all patients

25 29
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

110

patients, 7% of all patients

O 26 13
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

271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

98

patients, 6% of all patients

27 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

101

patients, 6% of all patients

28 15
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

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

29 47
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

30 27
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

31 24
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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

96

patients, 6% of all patients

32 28
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

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

76

patients, 5% of all patients

33 31
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

78

patients, 5% of all patients

34 88
ESTAZOLAM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

35 89
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

65

patients, 4% of all patients

36 37
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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

37 46
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

38 61
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

39 42
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

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

40 78
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

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

41 101
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

42 68
PROCTOSOL-HC

This is used to help reliev... +

This is used to help relieve redness, itching, swelling, or other discomfort caused by skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

43 74
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

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

67

patients, 4% of all patients

44 67
STAXYN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

45 86
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

46 55
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

47 76
CIALIS

Treats men who have erecti... +

Treats men who have erectile dysfunction (also called sexual impotence). Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

48 77
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

P 49 54
QVAR

Prevents asthma attacks. +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

49 111
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

51 84
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

52 115
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

52 32
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

54 65
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

56

patients, 3% of all patients

54 92
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

56 117
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

57 50
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

57 40
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

59 52
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

60 72
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

60 75
ULTICARE* 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

62 83
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

63 91
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

64 121
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

65 95
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

66 122
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

67 102
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

68 49
VESICARE

Solifenacin is used to trea... +

Solifenacin is used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

68 125
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

68 65
LOPERAMIDE

Treats diarrhea and decreas... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

68 125
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

72 51
METFORMIN HCL ER

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

73 69
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

74 128
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

75 56
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

76 130
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

77 131
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

77 44
MOMETASONE FUROATE

Mometasone is used to relie... +

Mometasone is used to relieve the itching and inflammation of numerous skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

79 94
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

A 79 48
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

81 71
LEVITRA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

82 136
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

O 82 5
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM

Treats anxiety, trouble sle... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

84 105
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

84 109
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 86 148
BENZONATATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

87 150
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

88 113
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

Treats fungus infections in the mouth, throat, and intestines. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

89 153
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

90 154
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

90 41
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

92 35
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

92 156
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

92 156
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

95 109
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

96 161
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

Used with proper diet and exercise to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

97 162
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 97 162
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

O 99 90
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

100 80
TRUEPLUS INSULIN SYRINGE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

101 173
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

102 63
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.