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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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38,973Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 6974

$4.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 6974

512 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

99% 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

8% of this provider’s 473 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

42% of this provider’s 512 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

29% of this provider’s 473 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

35% of this provider’s 512 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

45% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$107 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

76 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

$2.7M

2012

$3.68M

2013

$4.13M

2014

$4.17M

2015

Number of Claims

28,274

2012

38,393

2013

39,635

2014

38,973

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

1,580

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,531

prescriptions.

186

patients, 36% of all patients

1 49
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

894

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

858

prescriptions.

96

patients, 19% of all patients

2 37
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

886

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

856

prescriptions.

115

patients, 22% of all patients

3 76
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

834

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

789

prescriptions.

96

patients, 19% of all patients

4 83
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

813

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

776

prescriptions.

90

patients, 18% of all patients

5 88
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

793

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

771

prescriptions.

88

patients, 17% of all patients

6 10
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

789

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

764

prescriptions.

101

patients, 20% of all patients

7 67
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

765

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

728

prescriptions.

95

patients, 19% of all patients

8 11
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

715

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

687

prescriptions.

78

patients, 15% of all patients

9 107
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

644

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

100

patients, 20% of all patients

10 43
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

644

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

10 4
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

607

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

12 72
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

582

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

13 84
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

565

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

14 14
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

564

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

15 100
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

559

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

10 16 141
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

525

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

17 133
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

511

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

18 1
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

499

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

19 50
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

497

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

20 3
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

467

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

21 26
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

461

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

22 6
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

453

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

O 23 30
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

435

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

10 24 160
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

432

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

25 7
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

429

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

26 204
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

428

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

27 39
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

423

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

28 139
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

401

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

29 21
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

400

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

R 30 34
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

387

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

31 28
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

32 40
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

355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

33 82
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

34 149
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

330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

35 13
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

326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

36 58
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

316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

37 154
CAPTOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

38 242
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

304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

39 2
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

40 102
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

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

294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

41 137
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

O 42 78
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

285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

43 131
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

285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

43 47
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

263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

45 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

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

46 16
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

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

47 15
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

255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

48 90
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

49 77
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

237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

50 44
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

O 51 9
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

52 64
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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

53 33
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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

54 269
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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

55 174
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

56 75
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

57 5
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

58 32
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

58 175
VASCEPA 194

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

60 125
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

186

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

61 41
CLONIDINE

Used alone or together with... +

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

185

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

62 311
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

63 17
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

180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

64 112
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

65 127
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

175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

66 57
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

66 87
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

173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

68 97
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

173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

68 73
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

70 56
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

164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

71 65
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

164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

71 27
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

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

P 73 74
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

156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

74 130
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

75 36
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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

76 226
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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

77 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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

78 51
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

107

patients, 21% of all patients

A 79 42
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

80 184
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

81 220
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

82 18
JENTADUETO 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

83 327
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

83 31
GLYBURIDE

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

R 85 317
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

86 23
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

87 146
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

88 110
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

89 62
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

90 95
ROZEREM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

91 457
RESTASIS

Treats chronic dry eye dise... +

Treats chronic dry eye disease by increasing the amount of tears in your eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

91 214
PREMARIN

Estrogens are female hormon... +

Estrogens are female hormones. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

R 93 246
RIZATRIPTAN

Rizatriptan is used to trea... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

94 607
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

95 63
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

96 142
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

96 159
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

98 248
VYTORIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

99 314
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

100 281
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

101 12
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 102 68
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

103 116
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

104 191
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

105 288
TRIBENZOR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 105 251
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 105 101
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

108 22
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 109 85
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

110 224
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 110 236
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

A 112 79
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 113 24
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

113 176
EXFORGE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

115 552
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

115 165
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 115 169
TERBINAFINE HCL

Terbinafine is used to trea... +

Terbinafine is used to treat fungal infections of the toenail and fingernail. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

118 389
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 118 20
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

120 284
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 121 129
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 122 117
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 122 92
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 124 135
TRIAZOLAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

124 277
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

126 177
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 127 188
TELMISARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

128 540
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

128 29
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

128 70
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

128 228
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 128 263
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling... +

Treats gingivitis (swelling of the gums) and other problems of the mouth and gums. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

133 245
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 134 48
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

134 305
PROCTOSOL-HC

This is used to help reliev... +

This is used to help relieve redness, itching, swelling, or other discomfort caused by skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

134 319
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

A 137 71
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 137 35
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 139 86
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 140 240
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 140 178
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

140 164
EXFORGE HCT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 10 140 778
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 April 1, 2013.
  • 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.