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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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58,310Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 571

$1.57M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 571

957 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% 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 Puerto Rico
lower than average

Antipsychotics

2% of this provider’s 766 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

27% of this provider’s 957 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

5% of this provider’s 766 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 9%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 957 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$27 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

61 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 23.


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

$1.16M

2012

$1.16M

2013

$1.33M

2014

$1.57M

2015

Number of Claims

46,429

2012

48,771

2013

53,353

2014

58,310

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

3,872

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

3,073

prescriptions.

445

patients, 46% of all patients

10 1 5
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

2,925

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

2,351

prescriptions.

308

patients, 32% of all patients

10 2 3
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

2,870

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

2,374

prescriptions.

332

patients, 35% of all patients

10 3 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

2,520

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

2,226

prescriptions.

285

patients, 30% of all patients

4 7
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

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

2,314

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,877

prescriptions.

274

patients, 29% of all patients

5 8
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

2,002

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,579

prescriptions.

243

patients, 25% of all patients

6 2
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

1,845

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,587

prescriptions.

209

patients, 22% of all patients

10 7 12
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,789

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,426

prescriptions.

202

patients, 21% of all patients

8 23
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

1,500

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,162

prescriptions.

190

patients, 20% of all patients

9 4
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

1,498

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,240

prescriptions.

162

patients, 17% of all patients

10 10 11
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

1,488

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,408

prescriptions.

156

patients, 16% of all patients

11 15
IBANDRONATE SODIUM

Used to prevent and treat o... +

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

1,361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,186

prescriptions.

164

patients, 17% of all patients

10 12 74
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

1,257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,047

prescriptions.

147

patients, 15% of all patients

10 13 22
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

962

prescriptions.

156

patients, 16% of all patients

14 1
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

963

prescriptions.

148

patients, 15% of all patients

15 19
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

1,118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

907

prescriptions.

180

patients, 19% of all patients

16 20
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

832

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

690

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

17 10
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

831

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

18 30
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

804

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

186

patients, 19% of all patients

19 65
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

802

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

20 34
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

788

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

21 16
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

776

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

684

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

22 6
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

775

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

213

patients, 22% of all patients

O 23 36
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

734

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

663

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

24 40
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

704

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

25 13
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

656

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

26 33
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

635

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

27 31
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

634

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

28 14
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

572

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

29 29
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

537

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

30 18
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

507

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

31 17
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

448

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

32 43
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

404

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

33 24
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

402

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

34 28
SURE COMFORT* 390

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

10 35 105
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

382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

36 49
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

369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

37 59
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

38 148
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

352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

39 27
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

345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

40 32
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

342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

41 69
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

320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

42 46
GLIPIZIDE XL

Glipizide is used along wit... +

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

315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

43 86
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

44 80
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

45 110
HUMALOG MIX 50-50 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

10 46 200
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

274

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

47 90
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

259

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

48 82
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

259

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

48 25
HUMULIN 70-30

Insulin injection is used t... +

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

256

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

50 38
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

241

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

51 42
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

238

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

52 54
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

227

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

53 142
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

220

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

54 85
SURE COMFORT* 215

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

55 203
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

212

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

56 58
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

209

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

57 87
SURE COMFORT* 196

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

58 111
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

179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

59 41
GLIPIZIDE ER

Glipizide is used along wit... +

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

177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

60 81
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE*

Treats skin irritation, all... +

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

165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

61 162
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

61 77
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis. Source: National Library of Medicine

163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

63 37
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

64 68
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

64 72
PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

66 91
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

67 47
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

68 26
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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

69 157
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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

70 57
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

71 53
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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

72 48
ESTAZOLAM 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

73 156
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

74 21
QVAR

Prevents asthma attacks. +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

75 161
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

75 52
SULINDAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, gout, or sore tendons. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

77 78
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

78 241
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

79 64
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

Terazosin 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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

79 129
COUMADIN

Helps to prevent new blood ... +

Helps to prevent new blood clots from forming, and helps to keep existing blood clots from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 81 120
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

82 50
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

83 71
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

A 84 62
TIMOLOL MALEATE

Ophthalmic timolol is used ... +

Ophthalmic timolol is used to treat glaucoma, a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

85 237
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

A 86 75
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

87 70
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

88 137
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

89 39
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

R 90 99
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

O 91 83
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 91 193
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

91 94
HUMULIN N

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

94 45
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.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

95 107
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 96 113
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

R 97 122
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 98 179
DILANTIN*

Treats seizures. This medic... +

Treats seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 99 332
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 99 187
FLECAINIDE ACETATE

Flecainide is used to preve... +

Flecainide is used to prevent certain types of life-threatening irregular heartbeats. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 101 292
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

Pramipexole 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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 102 221
LEVOXYL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 103 139
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

104 88
JANUMET

This is a combination drug ... +

This is a combination drug containing metformin and sitagliptin and is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 104 95
PREDNISOLONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

106 146
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 106 44
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

A 108 56
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

109 93
PHENOBARBITAL

Used to control seizures. P... +

Used to control seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 R 109 240
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 111 104
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 112 119
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 113 147
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 P 113 181
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P 115 97
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.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

115 248
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 May 1, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.