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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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38,555Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 72

$2.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 72

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

68% 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

6% of this provider’s 776 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 10%.

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Antibiotics

51% of this provider’s 965 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

19% of this provider’s 776 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 14%.

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Opioids

39% of this provider’s 965 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$2.14M

2012

$2.19M

2013

$2.14M

2014

$2.04M

2015

Number of Claims

38,045

2012

41,900

2013

40,004

2014

38,555

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

1,468

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,234

prescriptions.

255

patients, 26% of all patients

1 4
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,150

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

988

prescriptions.

180

patients, 19% of all patients

2 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

1,132

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

883

prescriptions.

176

patients, 18% of all patients

3 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

1,082

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

772

prescriptions.

181

patients, 19% of all patients

O 4 12
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

1,035

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

785

prescriptions.

202

patients, 21% of all patients

5 5
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

1,002

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

770

prescriptions.

177

patients, 18% of all patients

6 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

962

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

821

prescriptions.

182

patients, 19% of all patients

7 10
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

886

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

762

prescriptions.

142

patients, 15% of all patients

8 24
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

775

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

690

prescriptions.

150

patients, 16% of all patients

9 13
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

673

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

122

patients, 13% of all patients

10 8
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

667

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

162

patients, 17% of all patients

11 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

645

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

145

patients, 15% of all patients

12 6
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

637

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

13 14
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

578

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

14 18
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

538

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

15 20
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

534

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

141

patients, 15% of all patients

16 42
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

521

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

17 25
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

510

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

18 23
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

454

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

19 19
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

411

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

O 20 38
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

314

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

21 9
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

384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

21 28
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

23 11
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

24 26
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

356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

25 61
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

122

patients, 13% of all patients

26 39
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

333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

27 76
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

327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

28 58
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

29 99
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

316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

30 93
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

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

10 31 173
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

300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

32 45
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

295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

33 16
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

288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

168

patients, 17% of all patients

A 34 73
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

285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

35 35
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

148

patients, 15% of all patients

A 36 111
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

O 37 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

38 66
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

268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

39 27
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

40 34
METFORMIN HCL ER

Metformin is used alone or ... +

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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

41 137
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

42 103
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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

43 15
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

O 44 56
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

45 30
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

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

46 70
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

Treats asthma, allergic reactions, inflammation, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

138

patients, 14% of all patients

47 117
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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

A 48 115
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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

48 69
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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

O 50 75
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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

51 160
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

52 50
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

52 7
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

54 46
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

187

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

R 55 52
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

184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

56 141
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is 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

182

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

57 71
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

181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

58 31
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

59 65
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

171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

60 59
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

61 67
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

167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

62 91
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

63 71
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

A 64 51
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

A 65 97
ONDANSETRON HCL*

Ondansetron is used to prev... +

Ondansetron is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

66 120
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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

P 67 33
SILVER SULFADIAZINE

Treats skin infections in p... +

Treats skin infections in patients with severe burns. Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

68 154
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

69 44
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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

70 41
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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

70 126
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

72 36
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

73 29
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

74 22
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

Ropinirole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

75 86
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

P 76 47
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

A 77 53
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

78 68
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

79 48
KLOR-CON M10

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

80 123
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

81 102
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

82 85
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

82 37
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

84 32
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O 84 100
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

86 60
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

87 113
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

87 193
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

89 79
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

90 122
METRONIDAZOLE*

Used to treat serious bacte... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

A 91 214
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

92 77
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

92 54
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

92 128
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

95 92
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

R 96 161
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

97 40
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

97 157
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

99 62
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

100 131
DILTIAZEM HCL

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

100 163
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

100 90
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

103 96
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

103 78
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

105 227
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

106 190
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

106 143
NOVOLIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

108 146
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

R 109 186
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 110 199
CARTIA XT

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

110 227
HUMULIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

110 282
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

113 104
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 113 106
KLOR-CON M20

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 115 80
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

115 125
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

117 196
PERMETHRIN

Treats head lice and scabies. +

Treats head lice and scabies. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

118 197
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 119 135
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

Latanoprost ophthalmic is used to treat glaucoma (a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision) and ocular hypertension (a condition which causes increased pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

120 89
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Levocetirizine is an antihi... +

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and hives of the skin. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

120 289
METHOCARBAMOL

Treats muscle pain and spas... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 R 120 238
HALOBETASOL PROPIONATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

120 289
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

120 142
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 125 94
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

125 185
PHENYTOIN

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 127 188
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

O 127 158
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

129 114
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

130 84
TIMOLOL MALEATE

Ophthalmic timolol is used ... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 130 166
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

130 57
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 133 232
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

Nitrofurantoinis used to treat urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

A R 133 155
CALCITONIN-SALMON

Calcitonin salmon is used t... +

Calcitonin salmon is used to treat osteoporosis in women who are at least 5 years past menopause and cannot or do not want to take estrogen products. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 135 224
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 R 136 315
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

A 136 138
RALOXIFENE HCL

Raloxifene is used to preve... +

Raloxifene is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (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). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 136 315
ERYTHROMYCIN*

Treats eye infections. Belo... +

Treats eye infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

A 139 319
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 139 109
About This Data

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

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on May 19, 2015.
  • 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.