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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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37,398Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 1430

$4.71M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 1430

786 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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 California
lower than average

Antipsychotics

2% of this provider’s 761 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

11% of this provider’s 786 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

15% of this provider’s 761 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 8%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 786 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs

50% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$126 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

48 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$2.21M

2012

$3.09M

2013

$4.35M

2014

$4.71M

2015

Number of Claims

23,986

2012

30,778

2013

37,636

2014

37,398

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
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

1,259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,236

prescriptions.

143

patients, 18% of all patients

1 16
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

1,072

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,030

prescriptions.

131

patients, 17% of all patients

10 2 65
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,021

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,016

prescriptions.

119

patients, 15% of all patients

10 3 30
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

809

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

790

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

4 27
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

778

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

754

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

5 46
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

709

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

686

prescriptions.

104

patients, 13% of all patients

6 42
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

695

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

690

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

7 31
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

684

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

679

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

8 5
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

662

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

9 17
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

617

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

10 41
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

601

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

11 22
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

600

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

12 2
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

590

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

13 20
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

584

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

14 4
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

532

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

15 13
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

520

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

16 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

474

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

17 1
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

452

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

18 12
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

450

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

19 80
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

443

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

20 23
CAPTOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

421

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

10 21 119
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

418

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

22 7
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

Helps patients who have cystic fibrosis, pancreatitis, or digestive disorders digest food. Source: National Library of Medicine

415

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

23 138
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

384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

24 14
LIVALO

Used together with diet, we... +

Used together with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the amount of fatty substances such as low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol ('bad cholesterol') in the blood and to increase the amount of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol ('good cholesterol'). Source: National Library of Medicine

381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

10 25 146
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

381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

25 56
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

378

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

27 15
EDARBYCLOR 369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

10 28 162
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

368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

29 76
VASCEPA 362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

30 57
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

354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

31 3
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

Used to treat hyperuricemia (high uric acid in the blood) in patients with gout. Source: National Library of Medicine

346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

10 32 125
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

337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

33 19
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

34 68
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

331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

35 145
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

36 11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

37 38
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

264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

38 61
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

39 50
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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

40 10
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

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

41 126
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

42 28
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

239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

43 82
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

44 43
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

10 44 94
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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

46 8
COREG CR 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

10 47 158
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

48 188
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

48 83
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

O 50 52
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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

51 93
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

R 52 44
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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

52 86
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

54 113
BREO ELLIPTA

Treats asthma in patients n... +

Treats asthma in patients not adequately controlled a long-term asthma medicine and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Source: National Library of Medicine

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

54 215
EPLERENONE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

56 133
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

57 77
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

57 90
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

185

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

59 9
FLECAINIDE ACETATE

Flecainide is used to preve... +

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

185

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

59 37
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

61 33
PRADAXA

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) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

62 32
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

174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

63 112
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

168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

64 75
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

65 69
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

160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

R 66 53
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

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

67 21
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

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

68 39
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

69 89
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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

70 26
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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

71 47
CLONIDINE

Used alone or together with... +

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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

72 164
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

72 92
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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

74 124
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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

75 189
TELMISARTAN

Telmisartan is used alone o... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 186
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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

77 105
SILENOR 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

R 10 78 274
EDARBI 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

10 79 178
EXFORGE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

10 80 226
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

81 34
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

81 111
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

83 70
NATEGLINIDE

Used to treat type 2 diabet... +

Used to treat type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

84 190
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

84 127
EFFIENT

Used to prevent strokes, he... +

Used to prevent strokes, heart attacks, or other serious problems with your heart or blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

86 74
PROPAFENONE HCL ER 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

87 170
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

88 100
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

89 18
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

89 110
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

91 174
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

92 36
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH

Prevents chest pain (angina... +

Prevents chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

92 108
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

O 94 48
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 95 137
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

96 40
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

97 97
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 98 66
VYTORIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 98 140
LOVAZA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

100 253
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

101 85
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 102 102
COLCRYS

Used to prevent gout attack... +

Used to prevent gout attacks (sudden, severe pain in one or more joints caused by abnormally high levels of a substance called uric acid in the blood) in adults, and to relieve the pain of gout attacks when they occur. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

103 206
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

104 155
SOTALOL

Treats an irregular heartbe... +

Treats an irregular heartbeat. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 104 35
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

104 98
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

107 185
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

107 6
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 109 193
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

109 197
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

111 156
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

112 132
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

112 121
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 114 130
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

59

prescriptions.

<11 115 183
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 116 153
GUANFACINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 R 117 298
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

117 187
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

R 119 25
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 120 99
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 120 160
COUMADIN

Helps to prevent new blood ... +

Helps to prevent new blood clots from forming, and helps to keep existing blood clots from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 122 168
ANTARA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 10 123 348
CHLORTHALIDONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 124 73
VICTOZA 3-PAK

Used to treat a type of dia... +

Used to treat a type of diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes) called type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 124 172
JENTADUETO 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 124 218
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 124 149
TANZEUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 128 354
KLOR-CON 8 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 128 136
BYDUREON 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 128 354
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 131 49
RYTHMOL SR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 10 131 361
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 131 210
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 134 171
SURE COMFORT ALCOHOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

134 369
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 134 59
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

134 114
ESZOPICLONE

Eszopiclone is used to trea... +

Eszopiclone is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

R 134 300
BRINTELLIX 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 134 369
TRIBENZOR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 140 144
JARDIANCE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 141 375
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 141 278
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 141 276
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 P 144 280
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN

This combination of medicin... +

This combination of medicines are used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 144 208
PROLIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

144 161
XOPENEX HFA

Treats asthma and other lun... +

Treats asthma and other lung problems such as chronic bronchitis. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 147 380
MULTAQ

Treats heart rhythm problem... +

Treats heart rhythm problems in patients who have a history of atrial fibrillation. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 147 58
NUEDEXTA

Used to treat pseudobulbar ... +

Used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA; a condition of sudden, frequent outbursts of crying or laughing that can not be controlled) in people with certain conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease; condition in which the nerves that control muscle movement slowly die, causing the muscles to shrink and weaken) or multiple sclerosis (a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 149 296
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 149 63
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 149 142
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE

This is used on the skin or... +

This is used on the skin or in the genital area to cause numbness or loss of feeling before certain medical procedures. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 152 217
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 152 79
TUDORZA PRESSAIR

Used as a long term treatme... +

Used as a long term treatment to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness in patients 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 air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 152 207
FLECTOR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 155 248
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

155 182
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.