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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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32,730Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 50 out of 6974

$2.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 129 out of 6974

747 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

4% of this provider’s 676 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

61% of this provider’s 747 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

13% of this provider’s 676 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

6% of this provider’s 747 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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

$2.19M

2012

$2.19M

2013

$2.18M

2014

$2.1M

2015

Number of Claims

33,505

2012

34,256

2013

33,025

2014

32,730

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

2,120

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

2,046

prescriptions.

243

patients, 33% of all patients

1 2
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

1,374

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,313

prescriptions.

164

patients, 22% of all patients

2 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,180

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,142

prescriptions.

152

patients, 20% of all patients

3 1
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

1,019

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

940

prescriptions.

131

patients, 18% of all patients

4 7
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

999

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

895

prescriptions.

171

patients, 23% of all patients

5 6
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

924

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

873

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

6 8
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

836

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

762

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

7 4
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

825

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

682

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

8 3
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

704

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

160

patients, 21% of all patients

9 39
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

615

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

10 40
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

598

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

11 10
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

587

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

12 82
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

505

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

13 16
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

501

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

14 47
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

466

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

15 21
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

465

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

16 33
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

431

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

17 18
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

407

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

18 49
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

395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

132

patients, 18% of all patients

19 51
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

20 14
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

348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

21 22
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

239

patients, 32% of all patients

A 21 42
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

333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

23 73
LOVAZA 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

10 24 211
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

315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

25 38
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

26 109
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

268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

168

patients, 22% of all patients

A 27 79
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

28 5
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

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

29 115
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

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

29 27
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

148

patients, 20% of all patients

A 31 105
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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

32 19
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

33 102
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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

34 112
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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

35 35
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

36 24
VIMPAT

Used to control partial sei... +

Used to control partial seizures (convulsions) in the treatment of epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

37 331
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

38 127
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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

R 39 34
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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

40 31
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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

41 20
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

42 84
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

43 94
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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

44 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

45 103
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

163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

46 55
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

47 134
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

48 23
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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

49 130
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

50 11
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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

51 12
FELODIPINE ER

Felodipine is used to treat... +

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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 145
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

53 32
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

54 117
NOVOLIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

55 201
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 37
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

56 126
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

56 72
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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 66
ATELVIA 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

60 233
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

61 46
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

62 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

63 17
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

63 238
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 65 138
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 P 66 104
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

67 87
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

67 100
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

69 91
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

70 59
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 111
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 70 30
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

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O 73 9
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

74 147
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

74 67
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

76 75
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11 76 77
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 78 247
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

79 63
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

79 149
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

R 81 181
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 50
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

83 58
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 84 119
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

84 184
NAPHAZOLINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

86 183
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

A 86 106
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

86 281
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 89 69
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 R 90 194
SOTALOL

Treats an irregular heartbe... +

Treats an irregular heartbeat. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 91 323
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

92 176
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 92 83
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 P 94 74
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 95 142
OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 95 417
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

R 97 168
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

Terazosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 97 54
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 97 85
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 100 123
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 101 97
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

102 226
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 103 92
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

104 26
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE

Ipratropium oral inhalation... +

Ipratropium oral inhalation is used to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

105 208
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 105 189
LIVALO

Used together with diet, we... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 107 427
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

108 175
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 108 44
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 110 41
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

110 159
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 112 90
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

112 266
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL

The combination of albutero... +

The combination of albuterol and ipratropium is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 114 150
ACTONEL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 114 437
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 116 57
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 Aug. 26, 2012.
  • 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.