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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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52,754Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 6974

$4.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 6974

946 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

3% of this provider’s 928 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

70% of this provider’s 946 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

21% of this provider’s 928 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

19% of this provider’s 946 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$78 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

56 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$3.68M

2012

$3.97M

2013

$4.41M

2014

$4.1M

2015

Number of Claims

49,949

2012

50,816

2013

52,063

2014

52,754

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
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

2,215

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

2,215

prescriptions.

304

patients, 32% of all patients

10 1 49
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

2,055

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

2,011

prescriptions.

250

patients, 26% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

2,048

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

2,032

prescriptions.

237

patients, 25% of all patients

3 1
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,934

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,906

prescriptions.

233

patients, 25% of all patients

4 4
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

1,247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,242

prescriptions.

240

patients, 25% of all patients

10 5 88
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

1,241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,225

prescriptions.

165

patients, 17% of all patients

6 50
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

1,110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,105

prescriptions.

147

patients, 16% of all patients

7 15
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,098

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,064

prescriptions.

198

patients, 21% of all patients

8 6
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

1,007

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,007

prescriptions.

129

patients, 14% of all patients

9 33
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

997

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

992

prescriptions.

435

patients, 46% of all patients

A 10 10 79
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

984

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

979

prescriptions.

115

patients, 12% of all patients

10 11 77
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

969

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

940

prescriptions.

143

patients, 15% of all patients

12 7
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

919

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

914

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

13 21
RALOXIFENE HCL

Raloxifene is used to preve... +

Raloxifene is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (change of life; end of menstrual periods). Source: National Library of Medicine

909

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

904

prescriptions.

117

patients, 12% of all patients

14 112
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

889

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

889

prescriptions.

125

patients, 13% of all patients

15 16
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

796

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

791

prescriptions.

135

patients, 14% of all patients

16 72
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

792

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

774

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

17 3
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

729

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

710

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

10 18 131
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

688

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

19 13
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

644

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

144

patients, 15% of all patients

20 39
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

643

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

631

prescriptions.

138

patients, 15% of all patients

21 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

610

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

22 23
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

596

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

572

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

23 14
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

549

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

308

patients, 33% of all patients

A 10 24 153
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

542

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

25 82
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

538

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

26 61
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

529

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

27 67
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

502

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

28 35
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

482

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

29 10
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

474

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

30 8
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

473

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

167

patients, 18% of all patients

31 51
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

472

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

32 118
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

458

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

33 38
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

454

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

34 111
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

442

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

35 18
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

431

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

36 139
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

424

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

37 46
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

372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

38 66
ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

Albuterol is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways). Source: National Library of Medicine

363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

110

patients, 12% of all patients

39 147
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

361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

40 83
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

360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

41 47
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

42 75
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

320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

R 43 34
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

44 40
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

318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

44 96
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

46 17
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

O 47 30
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

307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

48 27
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

300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

49 101
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

293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

50 92
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

282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

51 41
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL

Nortriptyline is used to tr... +

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

278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

52 122
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

Treats ulcers and other stomach problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

53 218
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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

54 22
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

267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

125

patients, 13% of all patients

55 43
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

263

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

O 56 78
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

258

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

57 63
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

253

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

58 44
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

249

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

59 81
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

247

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

60 73
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

246

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

61 55
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

245

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

62 174
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

240

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

63 149
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Levocetirizine is an antihi... +

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

239

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

64 115
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

238

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

65 109
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

230

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

66 52
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

223

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

67 26
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

220

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

68 204
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

Pramipexole 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

219

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

69 207
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

216

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

70 126
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

200

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

71 160
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

200

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

71 127
ECONAZOLE NITRATE

Econazole is used to treat ... +

Econazole is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm. Source: National Library of Medicine

195

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

73 228
KLOR-CON 8 195

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

10 73 261
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

193

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

75 24
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

76 102
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

178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

77 90
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

168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

78 19
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

167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

79 31
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

O 80 9
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

80 84
TRIBENZOR 165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

82 251
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

163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

83 100
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

162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

84 133
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

R 85 172
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

158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

86 226
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

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

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

87 123
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

114

patients, 12% of all patients

A 88 42
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

115

patients, 12% of all patients

A 88 71
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

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

90 62
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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

91 142
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

91 76
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

93 37
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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

94 20
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

95 32
NIFEDICAL XL

Used alone or together with... +

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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

96 229
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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

P 97 74
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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

98 129
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

99 169
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

100 130
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

The combination of benazepr... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

101 258
RAPAFLO

Treats problems caused by a... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

102 199
NATEGLINIDE

Used to treat type 2 diabet... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

103 217
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

A 104 106
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

Treats type 2 diabetes. +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

105 185
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

A 106 105
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

107 65
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

108 132
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

109 166
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

110 56
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

111 28
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 111 309
UNIFINE PENTIPS

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

111 304
JENTADUETO 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

114 327
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

115 29
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

115 69
RENVELA

Lowers the amount of phosph... +

Lowers the amount of phosphorus in blood of patients receiving kidney dialysis. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 117 197
ACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes labialis (col... +

Treats herpes labialis (cold sores). Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

118 182
URSODIOL

Dissolves certain kinds of ... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

119 360
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

119 97
JANUMET XR

This combination is used to... +

This combination is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

121 312
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 122 236
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

123 154
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

124 58
VERAPAMIL ER

Verapamil is used to treat ... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 125 227
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN

This combination of medicin... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

126 321
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 127 119
METRONIDAZOLE*

Used to treat serious bacte... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

A 127 347
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

127 191
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

130 12
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

This combination medication is used to treat a variety of inflamed fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

130 194
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 132 198
MOMETASONE FUROATE

Mometasone is used to relie... +

Mometasone is used to relieve the itching and inflammation of numerous skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

133 288
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 R 133 168
HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

Hydroxyzine is used to relieve the itching caused by allergies and to control the nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

R 135 322
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used to treat high blood pr... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

136 589
ADEFOVIR DIPIVOXIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 10 136 758
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 Feb. 17, 2015.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.