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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,146Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 39 out of 571

$508K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 147 out of 571

584 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Puerto Rico
lower than average

Antipsychotics

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

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Antibiotics

37% of this provider’s 584 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

11% of this provider’s 495 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

18% of this provider’s 584 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$21 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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

$394K

2012

$396K

2013

$467K

2014

$508K

2015

Number of Claims

19,783

2012

19,328

2013

22,039

2014

24,146

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
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

2,042

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,716

prescriptions.

257

patients, 44% of all patients

10 1 30
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

1,938

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,739

prescriptions.

247

patients, 42% of all patients

2 4
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

1,145

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,072

prescriptions.

138

patients, 24% of all patients

3 6
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

1,088

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

884

prescriptions.

159

patients, 27% of all patients

4 2
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

1,001

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

882

prescriptions.

135

patients, 23% of all patients

10 5 21
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

830

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

682

prescriptions.

107

patients, 18% of all patients

6 3
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

686

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

7 12
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

676

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

96

patients, 16% of all patients

8 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

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

603

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

9 7
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

531

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

10 15
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

497

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

11 34
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

495

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

12 17
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

484

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

13 14
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

475

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

14 27
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

411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

15 11
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

397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

16 9
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

394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

17 8
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

17 23
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

380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

19 29
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

307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

20 24
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

21 19
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

270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

22 39
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

23 18
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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

24 58
HUMULIN N

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

25 45
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

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

25 33
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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

27 16
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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

28 42
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

29 43
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

30 10
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

31 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

32 5
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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

32 46
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

34 37
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

35 40
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

R 35 122
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

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

37 52
CIMETIDINE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

10 38 244
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

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

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

O 39 61
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

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

40 22
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

41 59
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

42 80
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

43 32
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 69
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

45 13
HUMULIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

46 131
GLIPIZIDE XL

Glipizide is used along wit... +

Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 86
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

A 47 75
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

50 147
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 38
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

52 26
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

R 53 99
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

54 137
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 28
ESTAZOLAM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

56 156
PIROXICAM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

56 195
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

A 56 62
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

59 112
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 91
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 61 87
LEVOXYL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

62 139
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used to treat high blood pr... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 55
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 48
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

65 109
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O 66 36
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 124
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

67 49
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

69 117
CALCITONIN-SALMON

Calcitonin salmon is used t... +

Calcitonin salmon is used to treat osteoporosis in women who are at least 5 years past menopause and cannot or do not want to take estrogen products. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

70 275
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

71 31
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

72 102
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 73 96
GLIPIZIDE ER

Glipizide is used along wit... +

Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

74 81
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

75 20
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 75 74
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 77 68
About This Data

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

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Feb. 16, 2010.
  • 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.