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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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34,399Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 3936

$1.98M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 61 out of 3936

688 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

83% 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

4% of this provider’s 437 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

57% of this provider’s 688 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

21% of this provider’s 437 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

59% of this provider’s 688 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

50 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

$1.48M

2012

$1.62M

2013

$1.65M

2014

$1.98M

2015

Number of Claims

24,569

2012

31,026

2013

30,825

2014

34,399

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
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

1,887

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

701

prescriptions.

198

patients, 29% of all patients

O 1 80
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

977

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

153

patients, 22% of all patients

2 12
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

917

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

113

patients, 16% of all patients

3 11
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

855

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

147

patients, 21% of all patients

4 3
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

823

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

118

patients, 17% of all patients

5 1
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

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

774

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

O 6 118
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

766

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

133

patients, 19% of all patients

7 6
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

762

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

128

patients, 19% of all patients

8 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

720

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

115

patients, 17% of all patients

O 9 17
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

680

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

114

patients, 17% of all patients

10 9
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

677

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

230

patients, 33% of all patients

11 44
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

666

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

O 12 46
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

642

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

13 2
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

627

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

14 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

516

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

141

patients, 20% of all patients

15 26
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

515

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

16 25
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

434

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

17 85
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

430

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

18 21
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

409

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

19 50
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

400

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

20 7
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

385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

O 21 120
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

22 4
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

23 22
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

24 31
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

343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

25 10
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

26 65
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

154

patients, 22% of all patients

A 27 162
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

306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

28 14
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

302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

29 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

295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

30 13
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

292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

31 8
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

32 47
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

33 98
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

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

R 34 34
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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

35 92
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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

35 45
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

O 37 19
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

108

patients, 16% of all patients

A 38 42
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

239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

39 91
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

40 164
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

41 214
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O 42 227
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

R 43 152
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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

44 97
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

44 15
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

46 38
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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

47 28
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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

48 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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

R 49 128
CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

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

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

R 50 184
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

51 87
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

52 53
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

53 39
HYDROMORPHONE HCL*

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

O 54 195
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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

55 58
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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

56 23
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

57 16
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

A 57 103
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

161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

59 56
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

60 36
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

158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

R 61 197
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

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 62 181
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

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

A 63 63
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

64 149
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE

The combination is used as ... +

The combination is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

65 275
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 70
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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

67 125
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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

68 110
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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

69 40
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

70 62
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

Hydrocortisone provides relief for inflamed areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

70 285
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

72 52
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve tension headaches. Source: National Library of Medicine

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

R 72 248
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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

74 96
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

75 76
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

Doxycycline is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; Lyme disease; acne; infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems; and anthrax (after inhalational exposure). Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

A 76 137
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

A 77 49
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 78 61
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

79 168
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

79 35
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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

81 133
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

82 18
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

82 33
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

84 74
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

85 311
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

86 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

87 106
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

R 88 279
OPANA ER

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 O 88 493
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

90 69
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

91 27
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

91 130
DULERA

Used to treat asthma and im... +

Used to treat asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

93 332
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

94 117
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

95 71
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

96 67
DESIPRAMINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

97 601
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

97 231
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to r... +

Metoclopramide is used to relieve heartburn and speed the healing of ulcers and sores in the esophagus (tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) in people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the esophagus) that did not get better with other treatments. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

99 166
LINZESS

Used in adults to treat irr... +

Used in adults to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C; a condition that causes stomach pain or cramps, bloating, and infrequent or difficult passage of stools) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC; difficult or infrequent passage of stools that lasts for 3 months or longer and is not caused by a disease or a medication). Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

100 258
ALENDRONATE SODIUM

Alendronate is used to trea... +

Alendronate is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (''change of life,'' end of menstrual periods) and to treat osteoporosis in men. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

100 30
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

102 68
VALSARTAN

Valsartan is used alone or ... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

102 78
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT

Used to help control the sy... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

104 238
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

104 196
NOVOLIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

104 190
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

A 107 113
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

108 116
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

109 66
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

109 129
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

111 60
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

112 193
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

113 90
DALIRESP

Used to prevent the symptom... +

Used to prevent the symptoms (flare-ups) of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 114 438
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 114 48
NADOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 114 414
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

Phenytoin is used to control certain type of seizures, and to treat and prevent seizures that may begin during or after surgery to the brain or nervous system. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 117 217
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

117 83
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 117 232
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 120 169
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 121 51
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 122 175
LIDOCAINE HCL*

Lidocaine viscous, a local ... +

Lidocaine viscous, a local anesthetic, is used to treat the pain of a sore or irritated mouth and throat often associated with cancer chemotherapy and certain medical procedures. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

123 271
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. 3, 2010.
  • 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.