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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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22,866Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 324

$1.48M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 324

784 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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 Hawaii
lower than average

Antipsychotics

2% of this provider’s 742 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

27% of this provider’s 784 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

11% of this provider’s 742 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 9%.

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Opioids

6% of this provider’s 784 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 11%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $81 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$1.45M

2012

$1.34M

2013

$1.49M

2014

$1.48M

2015

Number of Claims

26,941

2012

26,659

2013

24,839

2014

22,866

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
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

1,053

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,012

prescriptions.

179

patients, 23% of all patients

1 3
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

1,050

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

949

prescriptions.

163

patients, 21% of all patients

2 9
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

750

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

745

prescriptions.

112

patients, 14% of all patients

3 6
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

742

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

737

prescriptions.

133

patients, 17% of all patients

4 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

730

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

693

prescriptions.

116

patients, 15% of all patients

5 2
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

669

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

630

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

6 5
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

631

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

7 11
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

577

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

8 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

568

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

9 1
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

510

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

130

patients, 17% of all patients

10 56
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

500

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

11 105
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

486

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

12 10
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

445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

13 8
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

438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

14 30
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

15 14
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

372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

16 19
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

366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

17 20
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

355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

18 7
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

350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

19 47
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

333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

20 43
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

21 13
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) caused by congestive heart failure, kidney disease, or liver disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

22 164
INVOKANA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (condition in which blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally). Source: National Library of Medicine

277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

23 98
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

262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

24 23
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

25 29
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

26 27
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

27 57
COLCRYS

Used to prevent gout attack... +

Used to prevent gout attacks (sudden, severe pain in one or more joints caused by abnormally high levels of a substance called uric acid in the blood) in adults, and to relieve the pain of gout attacks when they occur. Source: National Library of Medicine

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

28 133
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

29 18
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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

29 15
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

31 22
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

32 74
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

R 33 86
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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

34 95
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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

35 60
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

36 186
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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

37 17
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

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

38 24
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

A 39 34
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O 40 48
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

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

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

41 132
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

42 62
PROBENECID-COLCHICINE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

10 43 191
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

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

44 69
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

44 42
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

46 33
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

R 47 241
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

47 35
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

49 26
GLIPIZIDE XL

Glipizide is used along wit... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

50 71
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

50 54
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

52 254
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

53 12
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

A 54 211
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER

Propranolol is used to trea... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 257
COLCHICINE

Prevent or treat attacks of... +

Prevent or treat attacks of gout. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

56 166
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

56 28
BENAZEPRIL HCL

Benazepril is used alone or... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 135
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

58 149
SPIRIVA

Prevents the symptoms of br... +

Prevents the symptoms of bronchospasm caused by emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 60 88
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 134
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

62 175
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

Used to treat hyperuricemia (high uric acid in the blood) in patients with gout. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 153
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

64 77
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

65 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

66 37
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

R 66 232
INVOKAMET 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 223
VICTOZA 3-PAK

Used to treat a type of dia... +

Used to treat a type of diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes) called type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

66 212
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 70 53
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 46
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.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

72 45
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 38
JANUMET XR

This combination is used to... +

This combination is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

73 151
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 75 228
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

76 92
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE

Bisoprolol is used alone or... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

76 120
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 78 104
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

79 78
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

80 93
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 117
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

81 25
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

A 81 143
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

81 246
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 81 131
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

86 111
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 86 109
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 86 49
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

42

prescriptions.

<11 R 89 235
PRADAXA

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) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 90 159
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

90 50
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 92 91
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 93 21
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.