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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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45,206Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 4055

$5.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 4055

790 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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

11% of this provider’s 576 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

42% of this provider’s 790 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

20% of this provider’s 576 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

19% of this provider’s 790 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

37% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$117 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

57 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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

$4.06M

2012

$5.4M

2013

$5.96M

2014

$5.3M

2015

Number of Claims

34,605

2012

45,554

2013

47,830

2014

45,206

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

1,799

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,477

prescriptions.

329

patients, 42% of all patients

1 5
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

1,188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

913

prescriptions.

193

patients, 24% of all patients

2 3
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

1,164

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

908

prescriptions.

212

patients, 27% of all patients

3 8
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

1,163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

950

prescriptions.

199

patients, 25% of all patients

4 6
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

1,144

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

922

prescriptions.

178

patients, 23% of all patients

5 29
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

1,043

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

869

prescriptions.

173

patients, 22% of all patients

6 19
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

991

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

870

prescriptions.

152

patients, 19% of all patients

7 17
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

944

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

778

prescriptions.

182

patients, 23% of all patients

8 124
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

826

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

700

prescriptions.

137

patients, 17% of all patients

9 42
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

803

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

175

patients, 22% of all patients

10 50
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

760

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

162

patients, 21% of all patients

11 63
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

694

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

120

patients, 15% of all patients

12 40
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

683

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

120

patients, 15% of all patients

13 38
DEXILANT

Treats erosive esophagitis,... +

Treats erosive esophagitis, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other conditions caused by too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

679

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

622

prescriptions.

110

patients, 14% of all patients

14 199
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

646

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

15 2
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

616

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

119

patients, 15% of all patients

16 208
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

597

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

174

patients, 22% of all patients

10 17 104
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

597

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

121

patients, 15% of all patients

17 13
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

586

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

141

patients, 18% of all patients

19 85
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

532

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

20 36
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

519

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

21 22
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

516

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

22 69
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

493

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

110

patients, 14% of all patients

23 28
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

493

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

23 143
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

486

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

25 71
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

484

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

26 97
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

482

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

27 41
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

445

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

243

patients, 31% of all patients

28 48
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

438

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

29 68
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

433

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

30 23
WELCHOL

Used together with diet and... +

Used together with diet and exercise to lower cholesterol levels in the blood and to treat type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

419

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

10 31 317
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

402

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

32 11
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

140

patients, 18% of all patients

O 33 16
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

387

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

34 33
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

384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

35 7
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

Treats fungal infections in the skin, throat, urinary tract, and lungs. Source: National Library of Medicine

379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

36 122
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

374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

37 24
INVOKANA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (condition in which blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally). Source: National Library of Medicine

364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

38 273
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

39 1
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

321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

40 55
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

309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

41 98
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

42 39
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

Used with proper diet and exercise to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

43 151
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

44 10
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

45 27
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

46 152
AMITIZA

Treats certain types of lon... +

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

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

47 267
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

48 82
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

49 80
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

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

49 49
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Source: National Library of Medicine

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

51 91
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

52 113
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

53 72
VASCEPA 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

54 296
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

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

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

54 154
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

223

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

56 112
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

222

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

140

patients, 18% of all patients

A 57 102
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

207

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

R 58 32
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

195

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

59 18
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

194

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

60 99
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

187

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

61 100
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

182

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

62 118
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

63 20
RESTASIS

Treats chronic dry eye dise... +

Treats chronic dry eye disease by increasing the amount of tears in your eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

64 255
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

Treats itching or watering of eyes caused by allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

65 398
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

66 126
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

A 67 44
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

164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

A 68 77
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

161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

69 43
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

70 54
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

71 219
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

Treats dry, scaly skin conditions called xerosis and ichthyosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

72 141
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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

73 66
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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

74 65
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

74 35
JALYN 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

76 448
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

Treats problems with urination caused by an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH). Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

77 259
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

77 145
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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

79 162
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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

79 111
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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

81 21
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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

R 82 106
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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

83 74
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 84 203
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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

85 83
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

86 75
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL

The combination of glyburid... +

The combination of glyburide and metformin is used 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) in people whose diabetes cannot be controlled by diet and exercise alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

R 87 394
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

88 70
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

89 4
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

90 460
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

91 474
KOMBIGLYZE XR 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

92 421
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

93 46
AZOR

This is a combination of am... +

This is a combination of amlodipine and olmesartan is a combination of medicines that may be used alone or with other medicines to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

94 399
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

95 142
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

96 31
METRONIDAZOLE*

Used to treat serious bacte... +

Used to treat serious bacterial infections in different areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

A 97 247
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

98 135
MYRBETRIQ

Used to treat overactive bl... +

Used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

99 300
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

Megestrol tablets treat breast and uterine cancer. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

R 100 215
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

101 157
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

102 169
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

103 45
NOVOLIN 70-30

Insulin injection is used t... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

103 159
URSODIOL

Dissolves certain kinds of ... +

Dissolves certain kinds of gallstones in the body when they cannot be removed by surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

105 525
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

This medicine is an antifungal. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

105 236
SURE COMFORT* 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

107 227
VESICARE

Solifenacin is used to trea... +

Solifenacin is used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

107 179
PENTOXIFYLLINE

Treats problems from poor b... +

Treats problems from poor blood circulation by improving the flow of blood through blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

109 155
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

110 195
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 110 95
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 110 60
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

113 34
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 113 78
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used 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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

113 94
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

113 67
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

117 26
ZENPEP 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

118 422
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

118 167
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 120 89
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 121 187
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

121 164
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

Treats type 2 diabetes. +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

123 194
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

P 124 245
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

124 105
UNIFINE PENTIPS

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 124 406
NASONEX

Treats or prevents the symp... +

Treats or prevents the symptoms of seasonal (short-term) and perennial (year-round) allergies (hay fever), such as stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, and watery eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

127 271
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

128 139
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE*

Treats skin irritation, all... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

128 371
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

130 30
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

Treats skin infections caused by fungus, such as ringworm, athlete's foot, or dandruff. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

130 177
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 130 136
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 133 109
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

134 253
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

134 110
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

136 57
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

P 136 312
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

136 146
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

Treats nerve pain that is caused by herpes zoster, or "shingles. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

139 493
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 139 196
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 R 141 140
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

141 308
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

143 12
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

144 170
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

145 52
SURE COMFORT* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 145 357
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 147 79
PIOGLITAZONE-GLIMEPIRIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 10 147 602
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 147 269
LOVAZA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

150 610
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 150 240
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 R 152 156
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 Dec. 27, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.