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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,798Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 1125

$1.43M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 68 out of 1125

775 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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

14% of this provider’s 723 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

45% of this provider’s 775 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 16%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

12% of this provider’s 723 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 8%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 775 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $188 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$689K

2012

$923K

2013

$1.3M

2014

$1.43M

2015

Number of Claims

12,458

2012

19,602

2013

23,418

2014

25,798

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
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,145

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,053

prescriptions.

168

patients, 22% of all patients

1 13
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

1,002

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

946

prescriptions.

155

patients, 20% of all patients

2 2
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

763

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

737

prescriptions.

154

patients, 20% of all patients

3 1
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

693

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

657

prescriptions.

139

patients, 18% of all patients

4 3
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

682

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

634

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

5 4
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

581

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

6 14
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

565

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

7 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

544

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

110

patients, 14% of all patients

8 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

9 6
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

10 73
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

375

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

11 5
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

12 16
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

13 8
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

14 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

350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

15 43
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

324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

16 41
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

17 48
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

292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

18 10
KLOR-CON M20

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

19 318
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

273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

20 11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

124

patients, 16% of all patients

A 21 44
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

22 34
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

252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

23 25
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

P 24 76
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

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

25 124
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL

The combination of albutero... +

The combination of albuterol and ipratropium is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

26 324
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

27 24
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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

P 28 52
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

29 50
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

30 166
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

31 21
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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

32 39
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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

33 15
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

34 9
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

34 36
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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

36 91
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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

37 103
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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

38 18
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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

A 39 127
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

40 32
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

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

41 40
KLOR-CON M10

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

42 399
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

Used to help control certain types of seizures caused by epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

43 57
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

A 44 226
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

A 45 67
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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

46 83
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

47 26
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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

48 64
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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

49 17
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

50 28
AMITIZA

Treats certain types of lon... +

Treats certain types of long-term constipation by helping you have a bowel movement. Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

<11 51 333
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

51 178
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

R 53 42
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

53 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

55 111
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

56 93
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

56 98
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

58 138
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

58 51
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

60 139
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

Helps control blood sugar levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 284
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

62 224
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

62 58
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

64 69
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

65 101
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

66 46
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 47
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

68 180
TRANSDERM-SCOP 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

68 559
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A 70 99
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 70
GENTAMICIN SULFATE

Ophthalmic gentamicin is us... +

Ophthalmic gentamicin is used to treat certain eye infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A 70 245
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

A 73 107
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM

Used to prevent deep venous... +

Used to prevent deep venous thrombosis, a condition in which harmful blood clots form in the blood vessels of the legs. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

74 393
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 75 152
CLONIDINE

Used alone or together with... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

75 564
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

77 81
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

78 23
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

79 31
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

79 96
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 54
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

81 203
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

83 104
ONDANSETRON HCL*

Ondansetron is used to prev... +

Ondansetron is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

83 347
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

O 85 22
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

R 86 212
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

87 133
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

87 130
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

89 140
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

89 331
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

91 194
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

92 29
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 93 150
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

94 66
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

94 86
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

96 207
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

97 79
CEFTRIAXONE*

Treats infections caused by... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

A 98 525
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

98 466
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE

The combination of nystatin... +

The combination of nystatin and triamcinolone is used to treat fungal skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

98 361
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

Treats asthma, allergic reactions, inflammation, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

101 74
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 102 102
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

103 222
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

104 258
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

105 85
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

106 118
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE

Ophthalmic brimonidine is u... +

Ophthalmic brimonidine is used to lower pressure in the eyes in patients who have glaucoma (high pressure in the eyes that may damage nerves and cause vision loss) and ocular hypertension (pressure in the eyes that is higher than normal but not high enough to cause vision loss). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

106 119
NOVOLIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 106 433
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 109 231
VANCOMYCIN HCL*

Treats bacterial infections. +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 A 109 359
About This Data

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

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on July 8, 2011.
  • 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.