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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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44,646Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 3936

$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 192 out of 3936

1,201 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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 1,184 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

26% of this provider’s 1,201 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

5% of this provider’s 1,184 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

11% of this provider’s 1,201 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$29 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$704K

2012

$1.6M

2013

$1.44M

2014

$1.3M

2015

Number of Claims

18,945

2012

46,555

2013

53,504

2014

44,646

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

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

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

A

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

P

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

R

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

10

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

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

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

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

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

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

2,242

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

2,224

prescriptions.

306

patients, 25% of all patients

1 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

2,234

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

2,188

prescriptions.

318

patients, 26% of all patients

2 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

2,230

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

2,230

prescriptions.

276

patients, 23% of all patients

3 2
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

1,637

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,612

prescriptions.

202

patients, 17% of all patients

4 25
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

1,515

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,482

prescriptions.

190

patients, 16% of all patients

5 18
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,420

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,420

prescriptions.

190

patients, 16% of all patients

6 3
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

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

1,399

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,375

prescriptions.

155

patients, 13% of all patients

7 7
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

1,141

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,136

prescriptions.

141

patients, 12% of all patients

8 11
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

1,017

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,012

prescriptions.

122

patients, 10% of all patients

10 9 38
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

945

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

940

prescriptions.

110

patients, 9% of all patients

10 10 105
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

853

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

853

prescriptions.

103

patients, 9% of all patients

11 1
IBANDRONATE SODIUM

Used to prevent and treat o... +

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

841

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

836

prescriptions.

129

patients, 11% of all patients

10 12 173
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

831

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

826

prescriptions.

120

patients, 10% of all patients

13 45
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

733

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

733

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

14 16
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

620

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

615

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

15 9
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

593

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

16 86
CYANOCOBALAMIN INJECTION 567

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

10 17 306
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

563

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

95

patients, 8% of all patients

18 78
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

537

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

19 15
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

535

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

20 13
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

517

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

21 35
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

488

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

22 24
FOLIC ACID 487

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

23 102
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

484

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

24 32
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

482

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

101

patients, 8% of all patients

25 12
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

481

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

26 66
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

475

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

27 47
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

472

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

28 37
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

461

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

29 51
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

446

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

111

patients, 9% of all patients

30 26
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

440

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

31 5
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

431

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

32 8
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

424

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

33 41
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

393

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

34 20
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

117

patients, 10% of all patients

O 35 19
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

360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

36 55
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

37 36
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

38 79
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

329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

39 10
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

315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

40 172
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

300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

41 23
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

42 27
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

43 112
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

264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

44 14
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

45 69
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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

78

patients, 6% of all patients

46 95
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

47 129
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

48 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

219

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

49 21
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

205

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

50 33
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

199

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

51 89
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

197

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

52 30
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

197

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

52 40
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

193

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

54 68
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

172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

55 140
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

56 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

56 48
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

164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

58 57
ONGLYZA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise 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

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

59 262
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

60 43
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

61 65
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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

62 114
CIALIS

Treats men who have erecti... +

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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

62 161
NEXIUM

Treats heartburn, gastroeso... +

Treats heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

62 76
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

124

patients, 10% of all patients

A 62 42
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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

66 133
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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

67 64
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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

68 54
VIAGRA 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

69 72
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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

70 50
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

71 52
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

72 141
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

R 73 154
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

74 82
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

74 149
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

76 28
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

77 53
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

78 199
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

A 79 49
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

80 110
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

80 254
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

82 171
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

83 94
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 83 175
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

A 83 137
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 86 77
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

86 209
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

88 56
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

88 177
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

90 139
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

91 273
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

91 132
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

93 298
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used to treat high blood pr... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 93 245
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

95 151
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

96 58
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

97 74
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

98 126
SILVER SULFADIAZINE

Treats skin infections in p... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

99 198
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine 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), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 100 67
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 101 81
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 102 39
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P 102 61
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

104 109
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

104 148
DILTIAZEM 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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 106 359
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

106 351
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 106 93
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

109 188
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

109 135
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

109 29
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

112 117
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 112 160
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 114 92
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

114 44
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 114 221
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 114 84
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

O 118 17
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 119 108
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 119 87
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 121 124
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 Feb. 11, 2013.
  • 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.