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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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43,686Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 3936

$1.98M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 62 out of 3936

1,174 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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

7% of this provider’s 1,054 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

47% of this provider’s 1,174 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

16% of this provider’s 1,054 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

10% of this provider’s 1,174 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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

$1.71M

2012

$1.73M

2013

$2.09M

2014

$1.98M

2015

Number of Claims

34,501

2012

37,635

2013

41,189

2014

43,686

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
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

2,369

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

2,211

prescriptions.

334

patients, 28% of all patients

1 6
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

1,308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,224

prescriptions.

230

patients, 20% of all patients

2 7
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

1,291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,193

prescriptions.

156

patients, 13% of all patients

3 1
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,193

prescriptions.

212

patients, 18% of all patients

4 5
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

1,238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,133

prescriptions.

230

patients, 20% of all patients

5 2
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,049

prescriptions.

210

patients, 18% of all patients

6 3
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,072

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,014

prescriptions.

177

patients, 15% of all patients

7 9
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

1,061

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,020

prescriptions.

141

patients, 12% of all patients

8 15
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

1,057

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

993

prescriptions.

171

patients, 15% of all patients

9 8
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

876

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

810

prescriptions.

125

patients, 11% of all patients

10 10
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

868

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

825

prescriptions.

135

patients, 11% of all patients

11 45
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

781

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

745

prescriptions.

125

patients, 11% of all patients

12 21
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

742

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

683

prescriptions.

129

patients, 11% of all patients

13 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

697

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

159

patients, 14% of all patients

14 4
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

592

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

98

patients, 8% of all patients

15 20
ALENDRONATE SODIUM

Alendronate is used to trea... +

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

583

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

16 30
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

563

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

17 22
SILVER SULFADIAZINE

Treats skin infections in p... +

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

528

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

92

patients, 8% of all patients

10 18 198
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

505

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

19 24
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

493

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

20 18
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

484

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

98

patients, 8% of all patients

21 69
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

475

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

22 16
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

445

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

127

patients, 11% of all patients

23 25
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

440

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

106

patients, 9% of all patients

24 54
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

437

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

25 36
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

392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

26 41
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

27 27
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

357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

28 33
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

356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

29 13
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

329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

30 78
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

31 112
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

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

32 89
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

311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

233

patients, 20% of all patients

A 33 63
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

303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

34 76
FOLIC ACID 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

35 102
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

O 36 19
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

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

37 140
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

38 11
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

38 71
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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

40 57
VIAGRA 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

40 72
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Levocetirizine is an antihi... +

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and hives of the skin. Source: National Library of Medicine

254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

42 163
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

43 26
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

44 124
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

45 29
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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

46 99
VITAMIN D2 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

46 73
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

48 31
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

49 37
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

214

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

50 95
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

211

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

175

patients, 15% of all patients

A 51 42
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

206

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

52 105
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

198

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

53 64
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

194

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

54 141
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

186

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

55 132
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

182

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

56 91
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

57 86
LINZESS

Used in adults to treat irr... +

Used in adults to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C; a condition that causes stomach pain or cramps, bloating, and infrequent or difficult passage of stools) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC; difficult or infrequent passage of stools that lasts for 3 months or longer and is not caused by a disease or a medication). Source: National Library of Medicine

179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

58 258
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

59 62
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

174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

60 55
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

165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

61 68
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

95

patients, 8% of all patients

62 135
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

158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

63 58
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

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

64 40
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

65 109
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

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

66 77
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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

67 35
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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

68 50
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

69 177
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

70 126
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

71 168
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

72 47
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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

73 52
CYANOCOBALAMIN INJECTION 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

10 74 306
CIALIS

Treats men who have erecti... +

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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

75 161
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

R 76 121
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

R 77 34
DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

78 315
ULTICARE* 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

79 216
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

79 143
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

81 32
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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

81 196
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

83 158
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

84 53
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

P 84 61
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

86 149
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

86 134
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

88 133
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

88 39
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

88 48
SURE COMFORT* 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

91 263
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

92 51
NIFEDICAL XL

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

93 218
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

94 166
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

95 38
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

A 95 103
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

97 43
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

97 298
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

99 144
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

99 187
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL

The combination of glyburid... +

The combination of glyburide and metformin is used to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) in people whose diabetes cannot be controlled by diet and exercise alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

R 101 386
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

A 101 49
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

103 44
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

R 104 251
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

105 23
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

106 65
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

106 130
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

108 28
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

A 108 113
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

110 75
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

110 94
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

P 112 100
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

Treats mild to moderate pain and help relieve symptoms of arthritis (e. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

113 147
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

113 188
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

113 115
METRONIDAZOLE*

Used to treat serious bacte... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

A 116 212
PENTOXIFYLLINE

Treats problems from poor b... +

Treats problems from poor blood circulation by improving the flow of blood through blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

117 179
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

117 108
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

119 178
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

Treats type 2 diabetes. +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

119 180
TRUEPLUS INSULIN SYRINGE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

121 297
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

121 83
NITROFURANTOIN

Treats or prevents urinary ... +

Treats or prevents urinary tract infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

A R 121 292
SSD 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

124 406
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

125 117
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

125 82
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

127 193
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

127 131
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

129 171
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

130 122
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

130 14
JANUMET

This is a combination drug ... +

This is a combination drug containing metformin and sitagliptin and is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

130 200
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30

This is used by people with... +

This is used by people with diabetes to help keep blood sugar levels under control. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 130 268
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

R 134 154
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 135 229
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 135 142
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

A 135 101
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

138 169
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

139 111
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

140 156
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

140 81
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

140 79
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 143 217
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

143 254
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 145 114
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 146 246
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 147 70
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

O 148 155
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 148 183
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 148 92
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

151 348
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

152 66
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 Nov. 19, 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.