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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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36,168Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 4055

$1.98M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 4055

693 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

8% of this provider’s 610 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

41% of this provider’s 693 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

27% of this provider’s 610 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 11%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 693 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

52 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

$3.35M

2012

$3.28M

2013

$2.82M

2014

$1.98M

2015

Number of Claims

47,491

2012

50,769

2013

43,403

2014

36,168

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

1,485

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,367

prescriptions.

242

patients, 35% of all patients

1 6
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,163

prescriptions.

220

patients, 32% of all patients

2 4
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

956

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

844

prescriptions.

187

patients, 27% of all patients

3 50
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

938

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

857

prescriptions.

185

patients, 27% of all patients

4 38
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

826

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

734

prescriptions.

157

patients, 23% of all patients

5 63
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

789

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

760

prescriptions.

129

patients, 19% of all patients

6 19
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

746

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

128

patients, 18% of all patients

7 8
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

741

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

643

prescriptions.

117

patients, 17% of all patients

8 1
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

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

670

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

644

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

9 7
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

659

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

131

patients, 19% of all patients

10 13
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

592

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

11 3
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

565

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

12 124
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

557

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

13 2
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

510

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

137

patients, 20% of all patients

14 23
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

503

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

15 9
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, 1% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

16 17
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

483

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

17 68
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

448

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

18 28
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

442

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

19 89
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

423

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

20 24
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

419

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

21 71
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

419

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

21 150
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

409

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

23 11
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

403

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

24 12
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

25 36
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

378

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

26 99
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

366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

27 40
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

28 122
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

29 29
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

30 10
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

31 18
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

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

308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

32 141
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

292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

33 155
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

O 34 16
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

34 46
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

286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

36 43
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

37 27
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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

38 74
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

250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

39 49
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

247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

40 139
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

237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

41 41
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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

42 91
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

43 152
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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

44 104
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

R 45 106
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

126

patients, 18% of all patients

A 46 44
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

47 5
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

48 118
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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

49 25
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

50 72
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

50 94
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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

52 162
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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

53 57
REPAGLINIDE

Repaglinide is used to trea... +

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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

54 290
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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

54 21
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

56 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

R 57 32
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

179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

58 85
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

59 256
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

172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

60 45
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

172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

60 160
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

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

62 198
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

162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

63 33
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

156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

64 52
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

65 143
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

66 39
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

67 82
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

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

67 98
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

69 30
CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

Treats a circulation problem in which too little blood flows into your leg muscles (intermittent claudication). Source: National Library of Medicine

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

70 195
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

71 20
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

72 42
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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

73 67
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

74 110
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

P 74 60
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

76 100
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL

The combination of glyburid... +

The combination of glyburide and metformin is used to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) in people whose diabetes cannot be controlled by diet and exercise alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

R 76 394
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

78 126
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

79 75
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

R 80 140
RESTASIS

Treats chronic dry eye dise... +

Treats chronic dry eye disease by increasing the amount of tears in your eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

81 255
LEVOFLOXACIN

Levofloxacin is used to tre... +

Levofloxacin is used to treat certain infections such as pneumonia, chronic bronchitis and sinus, urinary tract, kidney, prostate (a male reproductive gland), and skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

A 82 77
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

Causes numbness or loss of feeling in an area of your body. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

83 219
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

84 103
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

R 85 156
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling... +

Treats gingivitis (swelling of the gums) and other problems of the mouth and gums. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

86 351
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

Megestrol tablets treat breast and uterine cancer. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

R 87 215
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

Treats gastroesophageal ref... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

87 339
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

89 177
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

90 268
FOLIC ACID 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

90 119
SILVER SULFADIAZINE

Treats skin infections in p... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

90 166
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

A 93 51
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

93 70
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

95 84
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

96 26
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE*

Treats skin irritation, all... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

96 371
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

98 80
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

99 111
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS

Theophylline is used to pre... +

Theophylline is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness caused by asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

99 342
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

101 113
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

102 112
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

103 314
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 103 109
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

103 95
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

106 79
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

107 186
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

108 65
ACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes labialis (col... +

Treats herpes labialis (cold sores). Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

109 222
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH

Prevents chest pain (angina... +

Prevents chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

109 281
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

111 55
VESICARE

Solifenacin is used to trea... +

Solifenacin is used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

111 179
SURE COMFORT* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

111 227
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

114 225
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

114 87
SOTALOL

Treats an irregular heartbe... +

Treats an irregular heartbeat. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 116 354
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 116 35
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

116 210
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT

Used to help control the sy... +

Used to help control the symptoms of lung diseases, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

119 240
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

119 31
NOVOLIN 70-30

Insulin injection is used t... +

Insulin injection is used to control blood sugar in people who have type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not make insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or in people who have type 2 diabetes (condition in which the blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally) that cannot be controlled with oral medications alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 121 159
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

122 135
HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

Hydroxyzine is used to relieve the itching caused by allergies and to control the nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

R 123 277
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

124 206
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

124 178
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-HC 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

126 587
DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 126 246
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 128 390
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

128 169
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 130 83
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 131 145
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 132 97
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 132 259
LOPERAMIDE

Treats diarrhea and decreas... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 132 243
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 March 13, 2014.
  • 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.