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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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34,701Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 324

$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 324

806 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

5% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

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

Antipsychotics

4% of this provider’s 542 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

43% of this provider’s 806 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

10% of this provider’s 542 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 10%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 806 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $39 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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

$1.37M

2012

$1.3M

2013

$1.36M

2014

$1.3M

2015

Number of Claims

29,691

2012

31,298

2013

33,692

2014

34,701

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,827

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,340

prescriptions.

279

patients, 35% of all patients

1 5
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

1,793

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,099

prescriptions.

322

patients, 40% of all patients

2 3
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,570

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,097

prescriptions.

219

patients, 27% of all patients

3 11
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

1,279

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

892

prescriptions.

200

patients, 25% of all patients

4 6
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,134

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

741

prescriptions.

190

patients, 24% of all patients

5 7
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

992

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

626

prescriptions.

179

patients, 22% of all patients

6 4
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

934

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

689

prescriptions.

140

patients, 17% of all patients

7 10
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

881

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

693

prescriptions.

140

patients, 17% of all patients

8 1
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

880

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

661

prescriptions.

143

patients, 18% of all patients

9 2
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

697

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

649

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

10 19
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

642

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

115

patients, 14% of all patients

11 25
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

575

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

12 22
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

566

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

13 12
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

549

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

14 32
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

536

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

15 13
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

535

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

16 8
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

482

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

17 20
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

468

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

108

patients, 13% of all patients

18 29
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

452

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

175

patients, 22% of all patients

O 19 28
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM

Diclofenac is a nonsteroida... +

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

448

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

120

patients, 15% of all patients

20 26
IBANDRONATE SODIUM

Used to prevent and treat o... +

Used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause. Source: National Library of Medicine

444

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

21 73
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

440

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

22 33
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

438

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

23 18
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

393

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

24 37
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

359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

25 21
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

26 14
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

319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

27 24
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

301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

28 107
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

295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

29 27
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

30 17
SULINDAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

31 71
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

280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

32 67
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

280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

111

patients, 14% of all patients

32 41
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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

34 39
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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

35 16
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

35 43
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used to treat high blood pr... +

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

254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

37 91
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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

38 38
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

39 31
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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

40 46
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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

41 23
METFORMIN HCL ER

Metformin is used alone or ... +

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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

42 68
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

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

43 58
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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

44 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM

Alendronate is used to trea... +

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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

45 15
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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

46 36
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

140

patients, 17% of all patients

A 47 42
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

48 117
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

169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

49 48
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

167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

50 9
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

51 60
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

52 34
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

53 128
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

54 75
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

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

126

patients, 16% of all patients

A 54 61
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

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

56 30
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

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

56 90
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

58 80
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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

59 35
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

60 54
DEXAMETHASONE

Treats inflammation and man... +

Treats inflammation and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

61 62
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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

61 76
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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

R 63 80
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

64 97
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

65 51
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 115
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

Treats type 2 diabetes. +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

67 124
COUMADIN

Helps to prevent new blood ... +

Helps to prevent new blood clots from forming, and helps to keep existing blood clots from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

<11 68 176
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

69 59
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

P 69 65
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

71 64
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

72 192
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

72 77
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

74 98
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

75 72
SURE COMFORT* 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

76 98
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

77 144
DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

78 116
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

79 96
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

80 129
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

80 85
KOMBIGLYZE XR 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

82 145
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

83 86
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

84 49
SURE COMFORT* 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

85 203
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

86 114
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 87 103
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

A 88 47
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

89 88
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

90 169
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

91 92
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

92 69
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

93 105
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O 94 57
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

95 132
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

O 96 55
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 96 162
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

98 201
CEFADROXIL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

A 99 123
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

100 82
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

100 119
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

102 79
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

103 66
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

104 109
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

105 167
MOMETASONE FUROATE

Mometasone is used to relie... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

106 156
RALOXIFENE HCL

Raloxifene is used to preve... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 107 74
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

108 63
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 R 108 191
PREMARIN

Estrogens are female hormon... +

Estrogens are female hormones. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 R 108 281
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

111 142
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 111 78
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

111 138
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

Hydrocortisone is available with or without a prescription. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

111 206
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

115 112
GENTAMICIN SULFATE

Ophthalmic gentamicin is us... +

Ophthalmic gentamicin is used to treat certain eye infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

A 115 147
HUMALOG MIX 50-50 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 117 288
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. 16, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.