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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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32,226Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 45 out of 3936

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 263 out of 3936

1,492 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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

1% of this provider’s 1,434 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

14% of this provider’s 1,492 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

3% of this provider’s 1,434 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

16% of this provider’s 1,492 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$900K

2012

$1.08M

2013

$1.21M

2014

$1.16M

2015

Number of Claims

55,058

2012

59,510

2013

39,975

2014

32,226

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
VITAMIN D2 1,667

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,607

prescriptions.

345

patients, 23% of all patients

1 73
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

1,090

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,067

prescriptions.

211

patients, 14% of all patients

2 12
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

1,067

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,027

prescriptions.

332

patients, 22% of all patients

3 6
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

930

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

909

prescriptions.

155

patients, 10% of all patients

4 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

925

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

906

prescriptions.

305

patients, 20% of all patients

5 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

839

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

839

prescriptions.

234

patients, 16% of all patients

6 2
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

827

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

812

prescriptions.

134

patients, 9% of all patients

7 25
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

754

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

736

prescriptions.

234

patients, 16% of all patients

8 3
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

650

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

192

patients, 13% of all patients

9 26
VIAGRA 612

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

601

prescriptions.

115

patients, 8% of all patients

10 72
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

542

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

171

patients, 11% of all patients

11 24
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

536

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

12 23
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

525

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

166

patients, 11% of all patients

13 20
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

524

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

122

patients, 8% of all patients

14 69
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

518

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

143

patients, 10% of all patients

15 1
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

512

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

156

patients, 10% of all patients

16 5
ESTAZOLAM 480

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

88

patients, 6% of all patients

17 249
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

465

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

138

patients, 9% of all patients

18 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

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

464

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

139

patients, 9% of all patients

19 8
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

459

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

143

patients, 10% of all patients

20 54
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

442

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

122

patients, 8% of all patients

21 112
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

437

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

118

patients, 8% of all patients

O 22 19
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

433

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

143

patients, 10% of all patients

23 45
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

392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

109

patients, 7% of all patients

24 18
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

98

patients, 7% of all patients

25 16
FOLIC ACID 356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

105

patients, 7% of all patients

26 102
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

355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

27 33
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

96

patients, 6% of all patients

28 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

345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

123

patients, 8% of all patients

29 28
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

330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

88

patients, 6% of all patients

30 13
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

327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

97

patients, 7% of all patients

31 10
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

100

patients, 7% of all patients

32 9
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

299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

104

patients, 7% of all patients

33 95
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

34 32
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

290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

84

patients, 6% of all patients

35 40
CIALIS

Treats men who have erecti... +

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

272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

36 161
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

37 22
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

38 47
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

O 39 17
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

39 132
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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

76

patients, 5% of all patients

41 117
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

88

patients, 6% of all patients

42 187
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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

43 99
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

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

44 55
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

45 83
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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

46 50
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

47 29
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

161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

48 82
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

49 110
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

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

82

patients, 5% of all patients

50 236
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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

51 52
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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

52 57
LOPERAMIDE

Treats diarrhea and decreas... +

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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

52 252
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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

52 85
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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

55 30
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

O 56 155
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

57 38
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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

58 81
PROCTOSOL-HC

This is used to help reliev... +

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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

59 243
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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

60 66
TRUEPLUS INSULIN SYRINGE* 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

10 60 297
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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

62 68
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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

63 58
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

64 37
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

65 150
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

66 135
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM

Treats anxiety, trouble sle... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

67 172
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

68 36
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

68 14
GALANTAMINE HBR

Galantamine is used to trea... +

Galantamine is used to treat the symptoms of 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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

70 328
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

71 175
AFEDITAB CR 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

10 72 395
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

73 41
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

73 31
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

P 75 61
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

76 348
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE*

Treats skin irritation, all... +

Treats skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

76 466
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

78 140
ULTICARE* 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

79 216
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

79 64
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

81 90
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

81 179
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

O 83 46
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to r... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

84 166
LEVITRA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

85 376
QVAR

Prevents asthma attacks. +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

85 320
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

87 77
DULERA

Used to treat asthma and im... +

Used to treat asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

87 332
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

89 60
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

90 196
STAXYN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

90 240
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

92 39
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

O 93 138
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 94 143
BENZONATATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

95 276
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

95 133
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

Terazosin 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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

97 125
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

98 273
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

R 98 154
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

98 298
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

101 51
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

101 43
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

101 78
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 104 147
CHLORTHALIDONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

104 153
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

104 71
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

107 21
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 108 334
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

Hydrocortisone provides relief for inflamed areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

108 285
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

A 108 49
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

111 48
GOLYTELY 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

112 435
AZELASTINE HCL

Used to treat hay fever and... +

Used to treat hay fever and allergy symptoms including runny nose, sneezing, and itchy nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

112 272
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

57

prescriptions.

<11 114 229
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

114 53
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

116 168
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

117 35
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

118 65
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 118 91
CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE

Topical clindamycin is used... +

Topical clindamycin is used to treat acne. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

A 118 537
About This Data

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

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.