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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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40,077Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 192

$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 192

1,485 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Puerto Rico
lower than average

Antipsychotics

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

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Antibiotics

2% of this provider’s 1,485 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

9% of this provider’s 1,350 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Opioids

5% of this provider’s 1,485 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$30 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $33 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$1.27M

2012

$1.19M

2013

$1.15M

2014

$1.18M

2015

Number of Claims

42,693

2012

41,615

2013

40,361

2014

40,077

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
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

3,445

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

3,180

prescriptions.

546

patients, 37% of all patients

10 1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

2,904

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

2,698

prescriptions.

505

patients, 34% of all patients

2 2
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

2,575

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

2,460

prescriptions.

407

patients, 27% of all patients

3 4
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

2,137

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,948

prescriptions.

341

patients, 23% of all patients

4 3
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,561

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,426

prescriptions.

271

patients, 18% of all patients

5 14
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

1,492

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,409

prescriptions.

240

patients, 16% of all patients

6 9
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

1,461

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,379

prescriptions.

243

patients, 16% of all patients

10 7 7
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

1,165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,122

prescriptions.

190

patients, 13% of all patients

8 16
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,032

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

944

prescriptions.

158

patients, 11% of all patients

9 12
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

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

1,015

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

866

prescriptions.

153

patients, 10% of all patients

10 10
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

998

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

892

prescriptions.

165

patients, 11% of all patients

10 11 28
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

907

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

850

prescriptions.

163

patients, 11% of all patients

12 6
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

902

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

771

prescriptions.

157

patients, 11% of all patients

13 5
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

763

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

646

prescriptions.

121

patients, 8% of all patients

14 8
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

736

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

128

patients, 9% of all patients

15 22
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

667

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

124

patients, 8% of all patients

16 24
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

656

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

118

patients, 8% of all patients

17 17
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

627

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

109

patients, 7% of all patients

18 34
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

533

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

93

patients, 6% of all patients

19 54
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

517

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

98

patients, 7% of all patients

20 20
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

509

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

81

patients, 5% of all patients

21 18
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

505

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

78

patients, 5% of all patients

22 27
NIFEDICAL XL

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

408

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

10 23 62
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

24 11
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

335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

25 30
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

334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

26 55
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

332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

27 29
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

325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

28 26
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

29 33
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

305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

30 21
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

R 31 40
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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

32 13
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

33 15
GLIPIZIDE ER

Glipizide is used along wit... +

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

252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

34 85
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

251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

35 35
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

36 58
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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

37 19
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

The combination of enalapri... +

The combination of enalapril and hydrochlorothiazide is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

10 38 135
GLIPIZIDE XL

Glipizide is used along wit... +

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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

39 95
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

R 40 49
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE

For the treatment of hypert... +

For the treatment of hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

41 92
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

187

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

42 23
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

185

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

43 37
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE

Bisoprolol is used alone or... +

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

182

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

44 94
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

45 52
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

179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

45 53
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

47 43
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

48 51
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

167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

49 50
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

50 45
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

51 25
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

158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

52 44
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

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

53 63
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

54 39
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

55 59
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

56 101
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM

Diclofenac is a nonsteroida... +

Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat mild-to-moderate pain, and helps to relieve symptoms of arthritis (eg, osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis), such as inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

57 69
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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

58 60
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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

59 42
VYTORIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

60 81
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

61 46
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

62 147
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

62 75
CAPTOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

64 126
QUINAPRIL HCL

Quinapril is used alone or ... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

65 68
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

66 64
VERAPAMIL ER

Verapamil is used to treat ... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

66 32
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

68 38
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

69 71
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

70 65
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

71 31
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

72 74
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM

Treats anxiety, trouble sle... +

Treats anxiety, trouble sleeping, symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, and certain types of epilepsy (seizures). Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

73 131
HUMULIN N

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

74 117
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

74 139
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

76 83
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

77 124
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

Treats short-term, medium to medium-severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

O 77 102
CANDESARTAN CILEXETIL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 79 66
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

80 56
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 80 114
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

R 82 125
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, irregular heart rhythms, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), certain types of tremor, and hypertrophic subaortic stenosis (a heart muscle disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

83 127
FLECAINIDE ACETATE

Flecainide is used to preve... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

84 90
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 85 105
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

86 80
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

86 78
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 88 98
PROPAFENONE HCL

Propafenone is used to trea... +

Propafenone is used to treat arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) and to maintain a normal heart rate. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 89 76
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 89 84
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 89 99
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. 13, 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.