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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,941Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 73

$2.47M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 73

1,340 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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

7% of this provider’s 875 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

17% of this provider’s 1,340 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

13% of this provider’s 875 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

77% of this provider’s 1,340 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 74%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 13%.

Prescription Price

$77 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $81 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$1.28M

2012

$1.41M

2013

$2.16M

2014

$2.47M

2015

Number of Claims

20,412

2012

22,672

2013

27,026

2014

31,941

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

2,319

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,381

prescriptions.

403

patients, 30% of all patients

O 1 1
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

1,466

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

685

prescriptions.

257

patients, 19% of all patients

O 2 2
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

1,453

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

210

patients, 16% of all patients

O 3 5
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

Morphine (extended release) is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,358

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

225

patients, 17% of all patients

O 4 3
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

788

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

177

patients, 13% of all patients

5 4
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

787

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

160

patients, 12% of all patients

O 6 6
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

785

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

716

prescriptions.

96

patients, 7% of all patients

7 27
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

710

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

663

prescriptions.

105

patients, 8% of all patients

8 28
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

685

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

148

patients, 11% of all patients

O 9 8
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

659

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

119

patients, 9% of all patients

10 16
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

618

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

105

patients, 8% of all patients

11 36
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

545

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

12 39
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

507

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

85

patients, 6% of all patients

13 37
HYDROMORPHONE HCL*

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

488

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

95

patients, 7% of all patients

O 14 13
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

445

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

O 15 14
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

16 44
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

391

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

17 46
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

390

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

18 48
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

19 44
MORPHINE SULFATE

Morphine is used to relieve... +

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

364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

O 20 12
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

99

patients, 7% of all patients

21 7
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

316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

22 15
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

303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

23 49
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

24 10
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

25 18
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

273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

26 55
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

27 41
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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

28 63
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

29 54
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

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

29 21
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

31 42
CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

Treats pain and stiffness of muscle spasms. Source: National Library of Medicine

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

R 32 20
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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

R 32 17
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

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

R 34 19
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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

35 30
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

36 69
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

37 56
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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

38 60
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

39 58
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

40 76
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

41 43
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

112

patients, 8% of all patients

42 51
METHADONE HCL

Methadone is used to reliev... +

Methadone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain that has not been relieved by non-narcotic pain relievers. Source: National Library of Medicine

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

O 43 11
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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

44 77
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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

P 45 64
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

46 23
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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

47 80
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

48 31
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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

49 62
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

156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

50 70
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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

51 71
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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

52 22
OPANA ER

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

O 53 29
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

53 86
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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

55 87
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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

56 89
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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

57 90
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

57 90
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

80

patients, 6% of all patients

A 59 92
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

60 9
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

61 61
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

62 72
GLUCAGEN 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

10 63 94
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

64 40
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

65 75
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

P 65 82
NYSTOP

Treats infections caused by... +

Treats infections caused by fungus. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

67 95
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

68 96
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

69

patients, 5% of all patients

A 69 97
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

70 73
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 P 71 78
NUEDEXTA

Used to treat pseudobulbar ... +

Used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA; a condition of sudden, frequent outbursts of crying or laughing that can not be controlled) in people with certain conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease; condition in which the nerves that control muscle movement slowly die, causing the muscles to shrink and weaken) or multiple sclerosis (a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control). Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 72 99
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

Ropinirole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

73 85
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

73 100
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

75 78
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

75 38
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

R 75 101
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

78 102
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

79 104
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

79 104
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

81 107
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 82 109
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

82 109
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

84 112
SILVER SULFADIAZINE

Treats skin infections in p... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

84 112
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

86 68
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

87 115
NOVOLIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

87 115
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

Latanoprost ophthalmic is used to treat glaucoma (a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision) and ocular hypertension (a condition which causes increased pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

89 117
DILTIAZEM HCL

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

89 117
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

89 117
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

92 93
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 92 121
GENTAMICIN SULFATE

Ophthalmic gentamicin is us... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

A 92 121
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

R 95 35
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

43

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

95 24
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

95 123
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

98 124
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

98 124
METHOTREXATE

Treats several kinds of can... +

Treats several kinds of cancer, including cancer of the blood, bone, lung, breast, head, or neck. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 100 126
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 100 126
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

102 130
VANCOMYCIN HCL*

Treats bacterial infections. +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

A 103 132
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 103 132
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 105 134
ENTACAPONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 106 135
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

106 47
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

108 136
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 108 136
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

110 32
ENULOSE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 110 143
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 110 143
METHOCARBAMOL

Treats muscle pain and spas... +

Treats muscle pain and spasms. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 R 113 25
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 Jan. 4, 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.