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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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26,685Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 49 out of 4055

$974K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 203 out of 4055

1,771 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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 1,655 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

10% of this provider’s 1,771 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

2% of this provider’s 1,655 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

15% of this provider’s 1,771 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$958K

2012

$965K

2013

$1.11M

2014

$974K

2015

Number of Claims

48,606

2012

49,528

2013

33,718

2014

26,685

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

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

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

A

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

P

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

R

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

10

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

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

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

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

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

981

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

912

prescriptions.

318

patients, 18% of all patients

1 6
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

934

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

849

prescriptions.

264

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

919

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

893

prescriptions.

309

patients, 17% of all patients

3 4
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

892

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

827

prescriptions.

209

patients, 12% of all patients

4 13
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

889

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

816

prescriptions.

177

patients, 10% of all patients

5 28
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

681

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

626

prescriptions.

246

patients, 14% of all patients

6 40
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

590

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

191

patients, 11% of all patients

7 7
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

503

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

93

patients, 5% of all patients

8 30
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

490

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

145

patients, 8% of all patients

9 3
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

101

patients, 6% of all patients

10 10
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

453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

101

patients, 6% of all patients

11 41
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

447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

136

patients, 8% of all patients

12 15
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

443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

148

patients, 8% of all patients

13 2
FOLIC ACID 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

129

patients, 7% of all patients

14 119
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

102

patients, 6% of all patients

15 19
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

144

patients, 8% of all patients

16 63
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

130

patients, 7% of all patients

16 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

353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

100

patients, 6% of all patients

18 8
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

339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

86

patients, 5% of all patients

19 17
VIAGRA 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

101

patients, 6% of all patients

20 88
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

332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

97

patients, 5% of all patients

21 45
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

321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

22 25
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

310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

79

patients, 4% of all patients

23 206
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

303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

101

patients, 6% of all patients

24 24
STAXYN 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

85

patients, 5% of all patients

10 24 220
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

295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

116

patients, 7% of all patients

26 50
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

288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

83

patients, 5% of all patients

27 9
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

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

268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

113

patients, 6% of all patients

O 28 153
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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

94

patients, 5% of all patients

29 33
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

110

patients, 6% of all patients

O 30 16
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

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

71

patients, 4% of all patients

31 57
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

88

patients, 5% of all patients

32 23
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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

70

patients, 4% of all patients

33 12
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

77

patients, 4% of all patients

33 61
VITAMIN D2 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

89

patients, 5% of all patients

35 92
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

36 18
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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

69

patients, 4% of all patients

37 21
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

94

patients, 5% of all patients

38 54
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

67

patients, 4% of all patients

39 27
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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

40 315
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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

90

patients, 5% of all patients

41 110
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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

42 151
FLUNISOLIDE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

77

patients, 4% of all patients

10 43 374
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

68

patients, 4% of all patients

44 5
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

45 22
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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

44

patients, 2% of all patients

45 89
CHLORTHALIDONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

56

patients, 3% of all patients

47 174
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, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

48 74
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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

75

patients, 4% of all patients

49 104
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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

50 139
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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

44

patients, 2% of all patients

51 70
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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

52 103
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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

53 162
LEVITRA 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

10 53 318
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

55 122
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

55 46
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

57 177
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

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

58 91
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

59 42
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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

60 258
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

61 35
CIALIS

Treats men who have erecti... +

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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

62 149
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

63 146
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

O 64 14
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

65 198
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

66 43
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

60

patients, 3% of all patients

67 236
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

44

patients, 2% of all patients

68 126
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

69 65
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

70 268
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

71 155
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

72 38
LOPERAMIDE

Treats diarrhea and decreas... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

72 243
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

74 118
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

75 125
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

76 36
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

76 29
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

76 49
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

79 80
VALSARTAN

Valsartan is used alone or ... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

80 100
BENZONATATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

56

patients, 3% of all patients

81 224
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

82 284
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

83 112
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

P 84 60
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

A 85 86
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

86 348
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

86 81
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

88 205
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

89 37
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

89 67
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

91 26
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

92 31
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

93 39
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 93 144
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

95 34
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

96 75
SPS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

97 462
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

98 169
ALFUZOSIN HCL ER

Alfuzosin is used in men to... +

Alfuzosin is used in men to treat 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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

99 400
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

99 52
GOLYTELY 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

101 352
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

101 85
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

Treats gastroesophageal ref... +

Treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and a damaged esophagus. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

101 339
ULTICARE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

104 239
LUMIGAN

The eyedrop reduces pressur... +

The eyedrop reduces pressure inside the eye that is caused by glaucoma or ocular (eye) hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

105 288
ESTAZOLAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 105 234
AFEDITAB CR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

107 415
About This Data

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

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Nov. 19, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.