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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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41,873Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 7305

$3.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 7305

485 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% 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

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

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Antibiotics

67% of this provider’s 485 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

30% of this provider’s 418 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 10%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 485 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

34% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$78 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$1.65M

2012

$2.07M

2013

$2.7M

2014

$3.25M

2015

Number of Claims

21,929

2012

29,158

2013

35,522

2014

41,873

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
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

1,137

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,103

prescriptions.

111

patients, 23% of all patients

1 38
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

1,031

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

963

prescriptions.

104

patients, 21% of all patients

2 16
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

974

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

868

prescriptions.

126

patients, 26% of all patients

10 3 85
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

895

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

804

prescriptions.

94

patients, 19% of all patients

4 5
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

879

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

773

prescriptions.

111

patients, 23% of all patients

5 54
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

846

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

774

prescriptions.

103

patients, 21% of all patients

6 4
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

803

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

117

patients, 24% of all patients

7 32
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

802

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

86

patients, 18% of all patients

8 6
NAPROXEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by arthritis, gout, menstrual cramps, tendinitis, headache, backache, and toothache. Source: National Library of Medicine

731

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

97

patients, 20% of all patients

10 9 66
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

699

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

10 30
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

692

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

100

patients, 21% of all patients

11 68
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

688

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

645

prescriptions.

83

patients, 17% of all patients

12 13
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

686

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

83

patients, 17% of all patients

13 3
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

679

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

624

prescriptions.

87

patients, 18% of all patients

O 14 25
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

643

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

121

patients, 25% of all patients

R 15 39
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

642

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

16 1
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

596

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

17 18
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

594

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

18 59
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

589

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

83

patients, 17% of all patients

19 7
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

579

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

20 88
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

559

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

21 96
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

557

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

22 69
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

549

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

23 12
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

533

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

24 28
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

491

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

25 11
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

490

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

26 43
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

462

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

27 47
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

452

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

28 100
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

452

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

28 20
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

442

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

30 46
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

440

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

31 9
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

415

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

32 37
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

408

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

33 115
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

399

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

34 139
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

377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

35 2
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

36 42
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

363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

37 58
VASCEPA 359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

38 125
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

39 23
BENAZEPRIL HCL

Benazepril is used alone or... +

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

347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

40 27
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

202

patients, 42% of all patients

A 41 45
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

42 67
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

317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

43 135
FAMOTIDINE*

Treats ulcers, gastroesopha... +

Treats ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause the stomach to produce too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

44 40
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

308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

45 21
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

46 92
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

47 78
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

48 84
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

49 24
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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

50 74
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

51 164
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

52 63
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

251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

53 111
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

54 22
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

55 137
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

55 76
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

57 81
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

57 179
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

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

59 89
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

60 48
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

61 113
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

62 17
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

62 87
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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

64 171
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

207

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

65 15
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

206

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

66 51
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

206

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

66 61
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

198

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

68 120
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

191

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

69 14
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

190

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

70 105
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

190

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

70 41
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

185

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

72 250
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

178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

73 90
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

109

patients, 22% of all patients

74 269
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

171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

75 10
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

76 141
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

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

77 44
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

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

78 52
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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

79 98
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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

80 77
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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

81 72
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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

81 112
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

81 35
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

105

patients, 22% of all patients

A 84 146
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

85 56
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

85 200
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

87 36
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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

88 162
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

89 136
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

90 174
JALYN 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

91 325
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

91 101
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

93 173
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

93 172
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

95 243
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

O 96 71
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

82

patients, 17% of all patients

A 97 70
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

O 98 8
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 99 151
INVOKANA

Used along with diet and ex... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

100 143
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

A 100 106
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL

The combination of amlodipi... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

102 121
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

103 161
SURE COMFORT* 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 104 374
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 104 29
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

106 19
SURE COMFORT ALCOHOL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

107 366
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

108 176
XOPENEX HFA

Treats asthma and other lun... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 108 417
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

110 242
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

111 60
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

111 169
TRIBENZOR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

111 236
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

114 167
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 115 168
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 116 188
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

A 116 104
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

118 26
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

118 163
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

Hydrocortisone is available with or without a prescription. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

118 252
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 118 109
RAPAFLO

Treats problems caused by a... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 122 247
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 123 158
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

A 123 95
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 125 258
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 125 80
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 125 50
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

128 132
QVAR

Prevents asthma attacks. +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

129 107
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

129 223
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 131 216
ULTICARE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

132 379
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

133 237
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE

Sumatriptan is used to trea... +

Sumatriptan is used to treat the symptoms of migraine headaches (severe, throbbing headaches that sometimes is accompanied by nausea or sensitivity to sound and light). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 134 218
IBANDRONATE SODIUM

Used to prevent and treat o... +

Used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 134 148
CELEBREX

Treats pain, including pain... +

Treats pain, including pain caused by arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) in children and adults, ankylosing spondylitis, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

136 251
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

136 183
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 136 228
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 136 31
VIGAMOX

Treats eye infections that ... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

136 659
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 136 231
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 Nov. 17, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.