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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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23,648Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 144 out of 3936

$9.86M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 3936

323 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
16% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

37% of this provider’s 323 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

16 of this provider’s 53 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 323 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

42% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$417 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$8.92M

2012

$4.35M

2013

$8.9M

2014

$9.86M

2015

Number of Claims

24,740

2012

13,248

2013

23,864

2014

23,648

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
TRUVADA

Treats HIV infection. Also ... +

Treats HIV infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,342

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

134

patients, 41% of all patients

10 1 157
NORVIR

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

862

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

99

patients, 31% of all patients

10 2 158
ISENTRESS

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

739

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

77

patients, 24% of all patients

10 3 189
ACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes labialis (col... +

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

532

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

58

patients, 18% of all patients

10 4 210
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

503

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

56

patients, 17% of all patients

5 11
EPZICOM 480

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

10 6 250
REYATAZ 480

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

10 6 270
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

470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

8 6
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

9 27
PREZISTA

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

10 182
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

11 3
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

12 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

O 13 17
ATRIPLA

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

14 242
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

313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

15 50
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

286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

R 16 34
DRONABINOL 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

10 17 343
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

18 124
NEVIRAPINE ER 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

10 19 452
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

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

20 24
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

Prevents and treats certain fungus infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

21 193
TIVICAY 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

22 234
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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

23 41
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

24 31
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

25 32
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

A 25 103
LEVOCARNITINE* 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

10 27 488
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

28 130
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

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

29 56
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

30 4
PREZCOBIX 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

10 31 356
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

32 29
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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

33 76
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

34 87
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

35 47
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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

35 45
LAMIVUDINE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

10 37 408
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

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

38 74
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

38 26
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

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

38 54
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

41 48
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

O 41 46
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

43 53
KALETRA 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

44 404
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

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

45 28
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

Replaces estrogen that decreases with menopause or removal of the ovaries. Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

R 46 219
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

47 9
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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

47 82
LOPERAMIDE

Treats diarrhea and decreas... +

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

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

49 252
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

O 50 19
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

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

50 1
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

O 52 80
STRIBILD 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

53 294
SUSTIVA 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

10 54 524
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

55 21
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

P 56 100
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

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

57 2
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

58 92
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE

Used to treat symptoms of l... +

Used to treat symptoms of low testosterone in men who do not produce enough natural testosterone. Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

59 241
SELZENTRY 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

60 461
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

61 10
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

62 15
METFORMIN HCL ER

Metformin is used alone or ... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

63 84
ABACAVIR 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

64 486
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

65 67
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

Doxepin is used to treat depression and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

R 66 279
COMPLERA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 67 341
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

67 7
INTELENCE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

69 267
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

69 39
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 69 57
LEXIVA 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

10 69 591
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 73 14
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 74 148
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 74 16
ANDROGEL

Treats low testosterone lev... +

Treats low testosterone levels when your body does not produce enough natural testosterone. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

74 363
NEVIRAPINE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 10 77 595
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O 77 181
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 79 25
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 79 201
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 81 131
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

R 81 128
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 83 8
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

A 84 42
EMTRIVA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 84 522
CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 R 86 184
HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 R 87 322
VIREAD 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 88 350
SYMBICORT

This is a combination of bu... +

This is a combination of budesonide and formoterol used to help control the symptoms of asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 89 91
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 90 5
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 90 106
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 92 61
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 93 149
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O 94 118
OXANDROLONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 95 493
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE

Treats diarrhea. +

Treats diarrhea. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 96 369
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 97 119
VALACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes virus infecti... +

Treats herpes virus infections, including shingles (herpes zoster), cold sores (herpes labialis), and genital herpes (herpes simplex) in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

97 266
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 99 23
EDURANT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 100 479
PROMETHAZINE HCL

Promethazine is used to rel... +

Promethazine is used to relieve the symptoms of allergic reactions such as allergic rhinitis (runny nose and watery eyes caused by allergy to pollen, mold or dust), allergic conjunctivitis (red, watery eyes caused by allergies), allergic skin reactions, and allergic reactions to blood or plasma products. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

R 101 197
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 102 22
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 102 88
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE

Medroxyprogesterone is used... +

Medroxyprogesterone is used to treat abnormal menstruation (periods) or irregular vaginal bleeding. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 104 645
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 O 104 227
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 106 60
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 107 167
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 107 164
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 109 79
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 109 85
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 111 68
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

A 111 113
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 111 66
About This Data

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

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Feb. 18, 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.