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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,355Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 4055

$1.76M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 43 out of 4055

1,249 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
55% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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

3% of this provider’s 681 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

43% of this provider’s 1,249 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

8% of this provider’s 681 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 11%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 1,249 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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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

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$1.17M

2012

$1.7M

2013

$1.64M

2014

$1.76M

2015

Number of Claims

28,213

2012

39,997

2013

35,460

2014

35,355

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
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

1,280

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

750

prescriptions.

284

patients, 23% of all patients

1 3
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

1,048

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

668

prescriptions.

237

patients, 19% of all patients

2 7
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

971

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

688

prescriptions.

215

patients, 17% of all patients

3 1
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

937

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

201

patients, 16% of all patients

4 6
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

868

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

204

patients, 16% of all patients

5 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

848

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

595

prescriptions.

225

patients, 18% of all patients

6 5
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

814

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

135

patients, 11% of all patients

7 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

808

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

186

patients, 15% of all patients

8 20
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

722

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

181

patients, 14% of all patients

9 11
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

688

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

121

patients, 10% of all patients

10 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

622

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

180

patients, 14% of all patients

O 11 14
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

589

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

141

patients, 11% of all patients

12 4
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

550

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

114

patients, 9% of all patients

13 22
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

548

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

108

patients, 9% of all patients

14 39
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

511

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

155

patients, 12% of all patients

15 50
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

485

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

100

patients, 8% of all patients

16 52
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

478

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

127

patients, 10% of all patients

17 8
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

452

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

87

patients, 7% of all patients

18 35
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

433

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

142

patients, 11% of all patients

O 19 16
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

403

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

116

patients, 9% of all patients

20 23
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

393

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

88

patients, 7% of all patients

21 9
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

365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

79

patients, 6% of all patients

22 95
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

89

patients, 7% of all patients

22 27
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

353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

79

patients, 6% of all patients

24 40
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

348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

88

patients, 7% of all patients

25 12
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

348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

25 49
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

346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

27 38
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

28 18
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

336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

29 15
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

30 19
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

31 34
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

32 28
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

289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

33 17
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

34 29
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

35 31
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

264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

36 33
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

O 37 47
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

252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

R 38 32
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

39 80
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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

40 100
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

40 62
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

42 30
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

43 79
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

154

patients, 12% of all patients

A 44 44
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

45 42
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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

46 25
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

153

patients, 12% of all patients

A 47 51
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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

149

patients, 12% of all patients

48 64
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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

49 74
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

50 36
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

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

51 21
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

R 52 106
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

176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

53 81
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

172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

54 26
SURE COMFORT* 170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

55 357
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

56 75
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

162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

57 24
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

162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

57 109
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

59 82
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

60 142
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

116

patients, 9% of all patients

A 60 96
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

62 37
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

63 48
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

Prevents and treats certain fungus infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

64 182
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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

65 67
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

66 56
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

67 68
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

A 68 102
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

69 99
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

70 66
ACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes labialis (col... +

Treats herpes labialis (cold sores). Source: National Library of Medicine

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

71 222
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

79

patients, 6% of all patients

A 72 86
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

72 46
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

74 103
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

74 73
BENAZEPRIL HCL

Benazepril is used alone or... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

76 84
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

76 41
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

78 76
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

79 204
NOVOLIN 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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

80 159
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

80 65
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

82 179
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

83 83
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

P 83 101
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

83 78
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

86 295
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

O 86 133
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

88 54
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

89 178
NEXIUM

Treats heartburn, gastroeso... +

Treats heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

89 71
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

91 134
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

91 253
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

93 160
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

94 57
ETODOLAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

94 301
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

A 96 116
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

97 43
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

98 45
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

99 241
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

100 170
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

100 146
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

102 332
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

103 85
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

Treats dry, scaly skin conditions called xerosis and ichthyosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

104 141
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

105 152
FOLIC ACID 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

105 119
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

107 198
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

107 94
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

107 72
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 110 61
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

110 157
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

25

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

110 105
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

113 205
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

R 113 180
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

P 113 60
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

O 113 58
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

117 124
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

Doxycycline is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; Lyme disease; acne; infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems; and anthrax (after inhalational exposure). Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

A 117 127
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

119 136
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

120 114
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 120 183
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

122 225
METRONIDAZOLE*

Used to treat serious bacte... +

Used to treat serious bacterial infections in different areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

A 123 247
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

123 118
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

123 284
TRUEPLUS INSULIN SYRINGE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

123 282
VALACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes virus infecti... +

Treats herpes virus infections, including shingles (herpes zoster), cold sores (herpes labialis), and genital herpes (herpes simplex) in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

127 308
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

127 91
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to r... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

129 162
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL

Nortriptyline is used to tr... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

129 278
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE

The combination of nystatin... +

The combination of nystatin and triamcinolone is used to treat fungal skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

129 283
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

132 97
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

132 55
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 132 196
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

R 132 237
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

R 136 130
VIAGRA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 137 88
KLOR-CON M20

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 137 147
ONDANSETRON HCL*

Ondansetron is used to prev... +

Ondansetron is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

137 161
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 137 69
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

141 111
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

141 129
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE

For the treatment of hypert... +

For the treatment of hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

141 190
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 Aug. 15, 2013.
  • 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.